Princess Charlene undergoes final surgery and is expected to return to Monaco “imminently”
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Princess Charlene of Monaco is on the mend after undergoing the latest surgery to treat an ear, nose and throat infection contracted during a visit to South Africa.
The royal has been in the country since May and was unable to return to Monaco after her doctors told her he was not sure to do so due to the ENT infection.
Palace sources have confirmed the operation was a success, which could allow the 43-year-old to return to the principality sooner than initially believed.
The operation in South Africa on Friday was performed under general anesthesia, and “this is the last she had to undergo following her ENT infection,” a source told AFP.
“She will be under observation for 48 hours.”
A week before her operation, she seemed to be in a good mood after posting a smiling photo of herself with the caption: “God bless you”.
While speaking on the Royal Podcast, Britain’s Express reported that royal commentator Rachel Burchfield said the palace’s latest update was “good news”.
“Good news, we haven’t really had any good news from Monaco in a while, but it looks like Princess Charlene of Monaco’s return is sooner than expected,” said Burchfield.
“The royal entered last Friday for what is dubbed her ‘final procedure’ and she is expected to return to Monaco shortly.
“I’m really happy to see her finally come home, we’ve been talking about this for months,” Burchfield added.
The Zimbabwe-born former Olympic swimmer was rushed to Netcare Alberlito Hospital in September after collapsing in the lodge where she was staying due to complications from her infection.
The Princess Charlene hospital emergency came weeks after her husband Prince Albert and their twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella flew to South Africa as she continued to recover.
In his first interview since visiting his wife in South Africa, Prince Albert told People magazine “she is ready to go home”.