Princess Charlene of Monaco could be soon returning home following her final surgery which took place on October 8 in South Africa.
The royal, 43, underwent the latest procedure after ongoing complications from an ear, nose and throat infection which has seen her grounded in South Africa since May.
A palace spokesperson told People magazine, “Princess Charlene has gone in today for her final procedure”
Princess Charlene Visits Hospital for 'Final Procedure' Before She Can Return to Monaco https://t.co/5Vzna8v8Xz
— People (@people) October 8, 2021
It’s believed Princess Charlene will be able to return home soon and reunite with her family after Prince Albert II of Monaco told RMC Radio, “She is still in South Africa but will be back very soon.”
Charlene’s extended absence has sent the rumour mill into overdrive with many speculating marriage troubles between the Princess and her husband Prince Albert.
Rumours of marriage troubles persisted when Prince Albert was photographed with actress Sharon Stone at the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health and days later when the Hollywood star was spotted alongside the royal at the No Time To Die premiere in Monaco.
Prince Albert has slammed rumours of perceived marriage woes between the pair in the past, telling People magazine recently of his wife’s prolonged stay in South Africa, “She didn’t leave Monaco in a huff!”
“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.
“It was only supposed to be a weeklong, 10-day maximum stay, and because she had this infection all these medical complications arose.”
Princess Charlene recently took to social media to share a photo with royal fans as she recovered in her native homeland before her latest surgery.
Charlene left for South Africa in May to support her South Africa Foundation’s wildlife protection work.
HSH Princess Charlene recently joined the Thanda Anti-poaching Unit on several operations. She says, "It was an absolute pleasure supporting the Thanda Anti-poaching Unit."
Please visit: https://t.co/SGOS3SA6zJ. #stoprhinopoaching #thandafoundationtrust
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— Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation SAfrica (@PCMFSouthAfrica) May 28, 2021