Princess Charlene health: Family’s ‘intervention’ after she ‘struggled with everything’

Charlene, 44, returned to Monaco earlier this month after a four-month absence from royal life due to her health. The Princess, who is married to the principality’s Sovereign Prince Albert II, had been undergoing treatment at a Swiss clinic. The former Olympic swimmer entered the facility in November after suffering “physical and emotional exhaustion”. Charlene’s treatment began just 11 days after she had returned from South Africa, where she had collapsed in public.

Albert confirmed his wife had been admitted to the clinic after an intervention-style family meeting.

Royal commentator Brittani Barger told the “intervention” came after Charlene “struggled with everything”.

The deputy editor of Royal Central said: “Prince Albert said within hours they realised things were not going well.

“A few days later, they staged an intervention, and she underwent treatment.

“He said that she was exhausted and struggling with everything.”

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Albert used an exclusive interview with People magazine to announce that his wife was receiving treatment.

The Prince said: “I sat her down with her brothers and a sister-in-law.

“She had already made her decision, and we only wanted her to confirm it in front of us.

“She wanted this. She already knew the best thing to do was to go and have a rest and have a real medically framed treatment.

“And not in Monaco. For privacy reasons, it would have to be someplace outside of Monaco.”

Amid her health woes, Charlene was visited by Albert and the couple’s twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques.

However, in September the Princess’ condition worsened and she was rushed to hospital in the city of Durban after collapsing.

Earlier this month, the Palace confirmed in a statement that royal physicians had determined Charlene’s recovery was “encouraging”.

An official statement said the Princess would return to her royal duties “as soon as her health is strong enough”.

It added: “The communique restates that the Princess looks forward to once again spending time and socialising with the Monegasques.”

Through her absence, Charlene missed major dates in Monaco’s calendar, including the principality’s National Day.

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