Prince Albert’s wife spent several months sick in South Africa after she caught an infection in May 2021 that led to several surgical procedures. On 8 November, she finally returned to Monaco where she has been living since her wedding in 2011
Chantell Wittstock, Charlene’s sister-in-law, has shared some updates regarding the former Olympian’s first days at home.
Speaking to South Africa’s Channel24, she said: “The princess is extremely happy to be back home with her family.”
She added: “She will be staying with her husband and children.”
The Princess came home to her six-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella in a “reunion filled with joy and emotion” according to an official statement made by the palace.
Prince Albert’s wife spent several months sick in South Africa after she caught an infection.
On 8 November, Charlene finally returned to Monaco.
In a previous interview with the Daily Mail, Ms Wittstock, who is married to Charlene’s brother Sean, claimed that the Monaco Princess might not be coming back to the official residence of the Sovereign.
Before making the trip to South Africa in January, Charlene had been living in a two-bedroom apartment above an old chocolate factory only 300m away from the Palace.
“She’ll probably be commuting between the two, wherever she’s comfortable,” said Chantell Wittstock.
“And none of that is clear yet where she’ll be settling or anything like that.
The Princess came home to her six-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.
Before making the trip to South Africa in January, Charlene had been living in a two-bedroom flat.
“I mean, she only just arrived back, so it’s everybody finding their feet.”
“We’ll see where she’ll be settling.
“But it will be with her husband and her children.”
Charlene also came back home with a new family member called Khan.
The dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, is a cross between dogs brought to South Africa and Zimbabwe by European settlers and the indigenous Khoikhoi community, as reported by People Magazine.
Albert’s mother, Irish-American actress Grace Kelly, was also known as a dog-lover.
Not only did she arrive in the principality with a poodle and Weimaraner, she also was said to have thrown puppy birthday parties.