Princess Charlene tipped for ‘slow’ return to royal duties after health issues | royal | News
The Princess of Monaco, 44, has been absent from key events on the principality’s royal calendar in recent months. Charlene is being treated for severe emotional and physical exhaustion at a medical facility outside Monaco. The former Olympic swimmer began receiving treatment shortly after returning from South Africa to Monaco in November. During her six-month stay in her home country, she suffered from an ear, nose and throat infection and collapsed in public.
Charlene had to undergo several corrective surgeries during her stay in South Africa, which delayed her return to Monaco.
The palace said in a statement last month that his recovery was “progressing satisfactorily and very encouragingly”.
He also confirmed that Charlene had received “follow-up dental treatment”, which, with her recovery, “is expected to take several more weeks”.
Amid the princess’ recovery, she was tipped for a “slow” return to public life by Brittani Barger.
The royal commentator, who is deputy editor of Royal Central, discussed Charlene’s royal role with Express.co.uk.
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She said: “I think when she returns to Monaco she will slowly resume her royal duties.
“But she never really undertook so many tasks, to begin with.
“If she’s back in time, I think she’ll definitely be there for the National Day balcony appearance in November.”
Last November, Charlene missed the Monegasque National Day, one of the most important events of the year.
The annual celebration, also known as Sovereign Prince Day, takes place on November 19 and marks the accession to the throne of Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco.
“She must definitely be missed by her children. You can tell how much she loves and adores her children.
“And they went to see her around Christmas. We don’t know if they were able to go see her around her birthday or not.
“So I’m sure she wants to get better as soon as she can so she can be with them.”
Albert opened up about Charlene’s condition in an interview with People magazine in November, published on National Day.
He said her return from South Africa “went pretty well in the first few hours and then it became pretty obvious that she wasn’t well”.
Albert confirmed that his wife was “suffering from exhaustion, both emotional and physical”.