After two months in South Africa, Princess Charlene of Monaco is forced to stay put for ongoing health reasons. In an exclusive interview with South African outlet Channel24, Princess Charlene revealed how much she misses her family, spoke about her most recent surgeries and put any circulating rumours about trouble in her marriage to rest.
At the beginning of May, before a trip to South Africa for wildlife rescue missions, Princess Charlene underwent a sinus lift and bone graft for dental implants. Following the operation, while fighting poaching and raising awareness about rhino mutilation in South Africa, the princess suffered from a serious infection of the ears, nose and throat, she told the news source. The infection grew and she suffered from severe pain. The infection reached dangerous levels and she had to undergo emergency surgery. Since her surgeries, she has not been able to take a plane home, because the sinus area would not withstand air pressure changes caused by air travel.
A second corrective surgery performed on 23 June forced the further postponement of her planned return to Monaco for the celebration of her 10th wedding anniversary to Prince Albert II. The princess explained how she keeps in touch with her 6-year-old twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, even from a distance.
According to the recent interview, Princess Charlene misses her husband, babies and doggies very much and makes sure to stay in touch with them as much as possible.
At the beginning of June, Prince Albert and their children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, were able to visit Princess Charlene in South Africa for a few days. Since then, the Princess has daily conversations with Albert and the children which helps keep her spirits up.