Princess Charlene's Surprising Health Update Days After Returning To Monaco

Princess Charlene has revealed a surprising health update just days after returning to Monaco. 

According to CNN, the Prince's Palace of Monaco revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 16 that Princess Charlene will be resting for several weeks due to ill health and will not be taking part in public duties such as the principality's national day celebrations that are due to take place on Friday, Nov. 19. The statement continued on to reveal that the Princess of Monaco would recover from her health issues in a secret location and would resume her public duties when she is fit to do so.

"A period of calm and rest is necessary to ensure the very best recovery for Princess Charlene's health," the palace said in a statement released to People. "Having battled with poor health over the past few months, the Princess is currently convalescing and will continue to do so for the coming weeks, allowing her time to recover from a state of profound general fatigue," the statement continued.

The palace also confirmed that "due to this situation," Princess Charlene will regrettably be "unable to attend this year's Fête Nationale (National Day) celebrations," and further information regarding the Princess' health "will be communicated in due course ahead of the Christmas holidays."

Princess Charlene's illness led to rumors about her marriage to Prince Albert

As CNN reported, Charlene returned to Monaco in November after spending most of the past year in her native South Africa. The Princess had originally left Monaco for South Africa in January 2021 to assist with her charity in the country, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa.

Princess Charlene was forced to become "grounded" in her homeland country in May after contracting a severe ear, nose, and throat infection. In September, the Princess was admitted to hospital in South Africa after collapsing due to the infection and underwent multiple surgeries. 

According to People, Princess Charlene's prolonged South African trip led to a great amount of speculation surrounding a potential rift in her marriage to Prince Albert, who she married back in 2011 during a lavish ceremony. However, the Prince's Palace of Monaco has strongly denied the claims. 

Speaking to South Africa's News24, Princess Charlene's sister-in-law, Chantell Wittstock, refuted any claims of a rift in the couple's marriage and revealed that the Princess is "extremely happy" to be back in Monaco with Prince Albert and her two children, twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella (via People).