Princess Charlene of Monaco allays fears for her health after posting new family portrait | royal | News

Princess Charlene, 44, shared the snap of the Princess consort alongside her husband, Prince Albert, and the royal couple’s twins, Jacques and Gabriella. In the photo, Charlene gazes lovingly at young Gabriella, as the reigning Prince of Monaco touches the hand of eight-year-old Charlene and Jacques.

The family, dressed mostly in white, sit on lush green grass in the image titled ‘Happy Easter’.

The family portrait comes just three days after Prince Albert announced he had tested positive for Covid a second time.

He first contracted the disease in March 2020.

The family photo is the first image of the royal household together since November 2021.

Princess Charlene has spent a long time away from the spotlight as she recovers from what the palace described as a “state of profound general fatigue”.

A statement from the Palace earlier this month detailed Princess Charlene aiming to “further strengthen her health, before gradually resuming her official duties and commitments”.

She has barely been seen since returning from her native South Africa, where she underwent a number of procedures for an ear-throat-nose infection last year.

But the Princess’ extended stay in her home country sparked speculation of a possible divorce, which was quickly dismissed by Prince Albert.

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Charlène made her long-awaited return to Monaco in March 2022 after staying in a Swiss clinic since November 2021.

A press release on behalf of the Princess specifies that she “will continue her recovery in the Principality with her husband and children by her side”.

The palace statement added that Charlene hoped to return to royal duties “as soon as her health is strong enough”.

He continued: “The Princess is looking forward to spending time and socializing with Monegasques again.”

He added that Charlene still needed “peace and calm”.

The princess was suffering from “exhaustion, both emotional and physical”, according to the palace, and entered the clinic away from Monaco shortly after returning from South Africa in a move supported by the Monegasque royal family, according to Prince Albert.

He said in November: “She had already made up her mind, and we just wanted her to confirm it in front of us. She wanted that.

“She already knew the best thing to do was to get some rest and get proper medically framed treatment.”