2021: HEALTH PROBLEMS, 10 MONTHS IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ADMISSION TO A TREATMENT CENTER IN SWITZERLAND
January 27 – Charlene is photographed with Albert for the Sainte Devote Ceremony in Monaco.
March 18: Charlene appears at the memorial for the late Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini at the KwaKhethomthandayo Royal Palace in Nongoma, South Africa.
April 2: Charlene posts an Instagram photo of herself, Albert, and their twins Jacques and Gabriella for Easter from an unknown location.
May 8 – Albert, Jacques and Gabriella attend a Grand Prix event in Monaco without Charlene.
May 18 – Charlene shares her first photo from her conservation trip in South Africa
June 3 – New photos of Charlene on her conservation journey emerge
June 5 – Charlene joins in by sharing a photo with her family to mark her niece’s fifth birthday with her brother and Albert’s family and the twins in South Africa.
June 24 – Charlene’s foundation releases a statement saying the royals are barred from travel and are undergoing procedures for an ear, nose and throat infection.
July 2: Charlene and Albert celebrate their 10th anniversary separately. “This year will be the first time that I am not with my husband on our anniversary in July, which is difficult and saddens me,” Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene said in a statement.
August 13: Charlene undergoes a four-hour operation. The reason is not announced.
August 25: Charlene shares photos of Prince Albert, Gabriella and Jacques visiting her in South Africa
September 1: Charlene is admitted under an alias to Netcare Alberlito Hospital after a sudden ‘breakdown’.
September 2: Charlene is discharged, with a statement from the Palais Princier reading: “Her Highness is being closely monitored by her medical team, who said her condition was not of concern.”
September 30 – Charlene releases a stylish video promoting her anti-poaching campaign from her South African hideout.
Oct. 3 – Princess Charlene shares a photo of herself smiling in front of a bible in her first snapshot since being released from hospital following her health issue.
Oct 6 – Albert tells RMC radio that Charlene is ‘ready to come home’
October 8, 2021: Princess undergoes further operations in South Africa
November 8: Charlene returns to Monaco. Prince Albert said it was clear within hours that she was not “well”
November 13, 2021 – Prince Albert attends Expo 2020 in Dubai without Princess Charlene. After their return from the trip, Prince Albert performs an intervention with Charlene’s brothers and sister-in-law in which Charlene ‘confirmed’ that she would seek ‘royal medical treatment’ outside of Monaco.
Nov 16 – Royal household confirms Princess Charlene will not attend National Day celebrations on Nov 19
November 17 – Prince Albert reveals that Princess Charlene has left Monaco and is recuperating in a secret location.
November 19 – Prince Albert reveals that Charlene is in a treatment center “somewhere else in Europe” after a family intervention.
Nov.25 – Sources tell Page Six Princess Charlene ‘nearly died’ after sinus surgery and ‘lost almost half her body weight’ due to ‘not being able to swallow’. They also said it was ‘unfair’ to portray her struggling with mental health issues.
Dec 11 – Royal breaks her silence on Instagram to wish her twins Jacques and Gabriella a happy seventh birthday
Dec. 24 – Princess Charlene of Monaco still has “months to recover” but will join Prince Albert and his twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriele for Christmas at the treatment center.
2022: ROAD TO RECOVERY
Jan. 25 – Princess Charlene celebrates her 44th birthday alone: Royal shares a slideshow of happier moments with Prince Albert, their children and her swimming career as she continues to receive treatment outside of Monaco.
March 14 – Palace announces that Charlene is back in Monaco, but will be taking time to “further strengthen her health before gradually resuming her official duties”.
April 17: Charlene appears for the first time in a family portrait to celebrate Easter.
April 30 – Charlene makes her first public appearance since leaving a treatment center when she attends the Monaco E-Prix with Prince Albert.
May 7 – The royal makes her second public appearance at the Sainte Dévote Rugby Tournament.
May 10 – French media claim Prince Albert has agreed to pay his wife £10 million a year to ensure she fulfills her role as consort.
May 25 – Princess Charlene continues her return to public life at the Monte Carlo Fashion Awards with her daughter, Princess Gabriella.
May 28 – Princess Charlene continues her return to public life when she joins Prince Albert in F1 Monaco for the first time since 2019.
Jun 6 – Prince Albert says he was hurt by ‘vicious’ rumors about his wife’s absence from Monaco and that his family ‘missed the princess very much’
June 16 – Princess Charlene looks somber in an all-black ensemble for the Catholic festival
June 18 – Princess Charlene of Monaco looks glamorous in an all-green ensemble as she steps out with Prince Albert for the opening ceremony of the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
June 23 – Albert and Charlene attend the opening of a science exhibition with their children in Oslo, their first visit abroad since returning to public duties.
July 4th – Albert and Charlene! Monaco royals hold hands in new portrait to mark 11 years of marriage
July 5: Charlene visits Princess Grace Hospital Center for her first solo engagement since returning to Monaco.
July 9 – Albert attends the Rose Ball in Monaco without his wife, despite being the highlight of the social calendar.
Jul 18 – Royal joins Prince Albert at the 73rd Red Cross Gala in Monte Carlo
July 20 – Couple visits the Vatican for a private audience with Pope Francis
September 4: Charlene joins Prince Albert and his children Gabriella and Jacques for a rare family appearance at a traditional picnic in Monaco.
September 6 – Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco take their 7-year-old twins Jacques and Gabriella to school for their first day back from summer vacation.
September 12: A couple attend a memorial service for the late Queen Elizabeth II.
September 19 – Princess Charlene attends the Queen’s funeral in London with her husband, Prince Albert.
Oct 4-5: Princess Charlene wows in surprise solo visit to Paris Fashion Week
Oct.21 – Princess Charlene of Monaco makes an emotional solo visit to an animal shelter as she sends “all her love” to fans following her return to royal duties.
November 8 – The royal couple attend the annual Princess Grace Awards in New York.
November 16 – Princess Charlene attends the Monaco Red Cross Christmas gift distribution with Prince Albert.
Nov 19-20 – Princess Charlene attends Monaco’s National Day celebrations with Prince Albert and presents awards at the World Rugby Awards 2022 ceremony
December 2 – Princess Charlene takes her seven-year-old twins to Monaco’s Christmas Village along with her model niece Charlotte Casiraghi.
December 13: Attends the Monaco Red Cross Christmas gift distribution with her husband, Prince Albert.
December 14: Family attends Christmas tree ceremony in Monaco
Dec.15 – Princess Charlene of Monaco reveals she is feeling “much better” and has “much more energy” after a lengthy health crisis in an interview with Monaco Matin, her first since returning to royal duties.
Dec 21 – Royals launch elegant family holiday card
Dec 23 – ‘Proud’ Prince Albert praises Princess Charlene for ‘turning things around in an incredible way’ after a long health crisis, says she had a ‘very difficult year’