Princess Charlene was reportedly ‘terrified’ at the start of her royal career
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Princess Charlene is one of the most talked about women in the world. She recently made headlines when she returned to royal duties after her health problems.
The royal was grounded in South Africa for six months due to a “medical emergency” and then admitted to a treatment center outside Monaco, who is believed to have been treated for extreme physical and mental exhaustion.
“[Her return] went pretty well in the first few hours and then it became pretty obvious that she wasn’t feeling well,” Prince Albert explained. “She was clearly exhausted, physically and emotionally. She was overwhelmed and couldn’t cope with official duties, life in general, or even family life.
According to royal experts, Princess Charlene has been under a lot of pressure since joining the royal family, which her title only adds to, commentator Brittani Barger telling Express.co.uk: “Princess Charlene, being the Princess of Monaco and having to follow Grace Kelly in her footsteps is a lot of pressure for anyone.”
In fact, this week it was a resurfaced anecdote about Princess Charlene joining the Royal Family that went viral, apparently “terrified of saying the wrong thing” at the start of her career as a princess.
South African radio host Jenny Crwys Williams spoke to Princess Charlene around the time of her wedding in 2011 and reportedly said of meeting the royal: “I thought she was one of the the most anxious people I have ever met. She was absolutely terrified of saying the wrong thing.
She continued: “There was a fascinating moment when I asked her to tell me about an amazing Blue Room in the Palace. She said, ‘I don’t know if I can talk about that.’ I wanted to put my arms up around her and tell her everything would be fine.
It was also reported at the time that Princess Charlene had attempted to escape Monaco three times ahead of their wedding in July, with her third alleged escape attempt occurring two days before the nuptials.
We will continue to update this story.