About two weeks ago, Princess Charlene had what was described as her “final procedure” in the long-running medical saga of her ENT infection. Charlene managed to travel to South Africa while in late April/early May, and she’s been there ever since. She’s had multiple hospitalizations and multiple surgeries. At one point in September, she reportedly collapsed and had to be hospitalized again, just after Prince Albert visited with their kids. Albert has only gone to South Africa to see his wife a few times, and each time, he’s come out of the visit saying that Charlene is on the mend and she’ll be back to Monaco as soon as possible. Charlene’s timeline for returning to Monaco has been “late October.” We’re getting closer, but it really doesn’t seem like Charlene is making many moves to return.
Charlene posted the above Instagram over the weekend. The man beside her is Misuzulu kaZwelithini, the reigning king of the Zulu nation. While she’s been in South Africa, Charlene has been getting involved in local Zulu politics, which I think is a bad idea but whatever. The thing most people were talking about is her appearance, and words like “frail” and “sick” appeared in headlines around Europe. I think… she looks like a woman who is still recovering from six months of medical drama.
Is anyone interested in a friendly wager? I don’t think she will be back in Monaco by Halloween. I’ve got ten bucks on it.
Photos courtesy of Charlene’s IG.