“This is the longest period I’ve actually been away from Europe and my children,” the Princess told South Africa Radio 702’s host Mandy Wiener.
“I’m very sad I can’t be with my children during this summer in Europe.
“I cannot force healing, so I will be grounded in South Africa until the end of October.”
Charlene is an accomplished swimmer, who represented South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Princess Charlene with Prince Albert
She was part of the women’s 4x100m medley swimming team which came 5th at the Games.
Charlene and Prince Albert II met initially in 2000 at the Mare Nostrum in Monte Carlo and later developed a romantic relationship.
The couple became engaged in June 2010 and married in Monaco at the beginning of July in 20211.
Charlene has been closely following the fortunes of the South African team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
She expressed her admiration for the dedication and courage of the athletes, who decided to participate despite the Covid pandemic.
“I really salute the athletes that have taken a very high risk to be in Japan during a pandemic,” she said.
“As a former Olympian, I don’t think I would have taken the risk myself of going that far.
“The determination and the sacrifice that these athletes have made, they are my heroes.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK