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Where was Princess Charlene for 6 months? She Opens Up After Reuniting with Family

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What was originally supposed to be a 10-12 day trip, turned into a six-month stay. Princess Charlene returned to Monaco on November 9, 2021, after spending six months in South Africa.

Why did the Princess Charlene stay away from family?

Princess Charlene went to South Africa for 10-12 days to raise awareness about the illegal poaching of Rhinoceros. Charlene, who lives in Monaco, developed a sinus infection and bone graft during the trip. She was forced to stay there until her ears equalized. While she was on the trip, people speculated that she left for South Africa because she wasn’t on good terms with Prince Albert. Prince replied to these rumors and said- “She didn’t leave because she was mad at me or at anybody else. She was going down to South Africa to reassess her Foundation’s work down there and to take a little time off with her brother and some friends.”.  He also added, It was only supposed to be a weeklong, 10-day maximum stay, and [she is overstaying] because she had this infection all these medical complications arose.”   


During this time, the Princess missed several important family events. One of which was her 10th anniversary with Prince Albert. She also missed the first day of school of her twins-Gabriella and Jaques. 

Reunited with Family- 

The princess stepped off of her private jet at around 7:45 p.m. GMT. She was welcomed by the royal staff and then took her pet dog for a walk. Prince Albert, the royal children, and Nice Matin also welcomed the princess at the airport. They all then took off to Monaco in a helicopter.

Princess Charlene family

About the experience-

Princess Charlene posted a youtube video on her Foundation’s channel before she left South Africa. She talked about her experience of staying there and said, “It has been obviously a very challenging time to be here, but at the same time it has been wonderful to be back in South Africa. I’d like to thank the doctors in South Africa who have done a tremendous job in helping me and I am so looking forward to getting back to my children.”


“Thank you, South Africa, thank you everyone and God bless you.” She added.

Later that day, Princess Charlene took to Instagram to post a snapshot with her family and captioned it as, “Happy Day Today. Thank you for keeping me strong!!” 

Her followers also seemed to welcome and congratulate her in the comments.


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