Prince Albert of Monaco has revealed that his wife, Princess Charlene, is currently seeking treatment at a facility after returning to Monaco less than two weeks ago.
Prince Albert said in an interview on Friday that his wife, 43, was seeking medical attention after suffering “from exhaustion, both emotional and physical”. He also denied speculation that the princess’ problems were the result of alleged marital problems.
“I’m probably going to say this a few times, but it has nothing to do with our relationship. I want this to be very clear. These are not issues within our relationship; not with the relationship between a husband and a woman. woman. It’s of a different nature, “he said in an interview with People on Friday.
“She was clearly exhausted, physically and emotionally. She was overwhelmed and could not cope with official duties, life in general or even family life,” added the prince.
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News of Princess Charlene’s treatment comes just days after it was confirmed that she would be taking a temporary break from her duties. She canceled an appearance scheduled for Friday on Monaco’s National Day. This happened after his recent return to Monaco after spending six months in South Africa away from his family.
“Their Serene Highnesses have both decided that a period of calm and rest is necessary to ensure the best recovery in the health of Princess Charlene,” read a statement from the palace. “Having struggled with poor health over the past few months, the Princess is currently recovering and will continue to do so over the next several weeks, giving her time to recover from a state of deep general fatigue. comfort and privacy essential to her recovery, the location of the princess will be kept strictly confidential. “
“Due to this situation, the Princely Couple regret to announce that Princess Charlene will not be able to attend this year’s National Day celebrations, alongside her family and the Monegasque population,” the statement continued. “As soon as her health permits, the Princess is delighted to resume her princely functions and to rub shoulders with the Monegasques.”
“During this period of temporary rest, the princely couple kindly request that their private life and their family environment be well respected,” the statement said. “Information on the health of the princess will be communicated in due course before the Christmas holidays.”
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The mother of twins developed complications in her ears, nose and throat following a procedure in May that left her grounded for the past six months in South Africa as she underwent multiple surgeries corrective.
On November 8, a spokesperson for the royal couple confirmed to Fox News that Charlene had arrived in France after an overnight flight from South Africa. She was greeted by her husband, 63, along with their twins and Albert’s younger sister, Princess Stephanie.
Albert said on Friday that his wife’s return “went pretty well for the first few hours, then it became pretty obvious that she was not doing well.”
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At the end of June, Charlene announced that she was forced to miss her 10th birthday with Albert due to additional surgery. It didn’t take long for the separation to spark rumors of an impending separation.
These rumors escalated when Albert attended the Tokyo Olympics solo. The prince is a member of the International Olympic Committee and Charlene is also a former Olympic swimmer.
Regarding the rumors, Albert said people magazine in September, he was “appalled” by the gossip, noting that Charlene was “ready to get on a ship back to Europe” if necessary.
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The famous athlete married the prince on July 1, 2011. The wedding was a spectacle, costing around $ 70 million for the four-day event. They welcomed twins in 2014.
Their planned public anniversary has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco and The Associated Press contributed to this report.