Back on duty! Prince Albert and Princess Charlene step out for first royal appearance

Jun 03, 2020
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene stepped out for their first official royal outing in months. Source: Facebook/ Palais Princier de Monaco

Prince Albert has made one of his first joint appearances alongside his wife Princess Charlene in months, after receiving a positive coronavirus result back in March.

The 62-year-old has been self-isolating separately from his wife and their two children since being diagnosed with Covid-19, but the couple appeared united as they recommenced royal duties, starting with the reopening of Place du Casino in Monte Carlo. Albert and Charlene arrived at the event alongside other members of the royal family, including Princess Stephanie and her children Pauline, Camille and Louis – all of whom wore face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Charlene, who has rarely been seen during the pandemic, looked lovely in a cream patterned, summer frock, which she paired with a white blazer and light grey heels. Her blonde locks were pinned back in a low up-do, and she completed her look with a pair of dark sunglasses. Meanwhile, Albert dressed in a smart navy suit, white shirt and a light blue tie.

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Prince Albert and his wife Princess Charlene left lockdown to attend their first public event since the outbreak of coronavirus. Source: Facebook/ Palais Princier de Monaco

Photos shared to the royal family’s official Facebook page showed the couple standing in the renovated square with their family as officials announced the reopening of the casino. And fans were delighted to see the pair out and about again, sending their best wishes to Albert and Charlene as life slowly begins to return to normal.

“Lovely couple. Respect. Long live the principality of Monaco. Best wishes,” Christine Peron wrote on Facebook. While Martine Arnaud added: “Very beautiful couple. Take good care of yourself and your little family.”

Meanwhile, Albert and Charlene also took the opportunity to pay tribute to the hardworking men and women who have been on the frontline amid the coronavirus outbreak. While case numbers of Covid-19 have remained relatively low in Monaco over the past couple of months, it’s still been all hands on deck to keep residents safe and healthy.

“The #strongtogether flag rose above the guests, carrying this universal message of unity and solidarity launched at the beginning of the crisis by the Société des Bains de Mer and supported by their highnesses Prince Albert and Princess Charlene,” a post shared on the royal family’s Facebook page read.

The royal outing comes months after the prince tested positive for coronavirus. The diagnosis was announced in a statement from the palace back in March with officials confirming Albert was in “good health” and was undergoing treatment in hospital.

“The prince is being monitored by his doctor and treated by the specialists at the Princess Grace Hospital,” the statement read. “Prince Albert continues to work from his private apartment and is in close contact with the members of his cabinet, government and closest collaborators.

“His Serene Highness urged the people of Monaco to respect the measures of confinement and to limit contact with others to a minimum. Only the strict observance of these confinement measures will make it possible to stop the spread of the coronavirus.”

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