Princess Charlene is finally on the mend after years of health struggles and credits her family for helping her recover.
The Queen of Monaco on Wednesday celebrated the tenth anniversary of her founding, which sponsors swimming lessons for children, by sharing a little about what’s going on with her family, the health issues that have kept her out of public life for so long and her plans for the future. Charlene delivered her speech from the Prince’s Palace family room, surrounded by an old Hollywood portrait of Princess Grace and a holiday snap of her 8-year-old twins. Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. “I want to start by saying that I feel so much better today than I have in the last few years,” she told the local newspaper Monaco Matine. “I feel less pain and a lot more energy.” The princess added, “I’m continuing to recover to bring myself back into balance. It will take a while, but I’m happy. My family and those I love are my rock. I am approaching the future, step by step, day by day.”
Earlier this year, the princess began returning to her official royal duties after a long period of illness and convalescence that she spent in the country where she grew up and where her parents currently live, South Africa was absent for a year.
Charlene also discussed with the newspaper the roles her two children will be given in the future, explaining that although they were “born with responsibilities and duties”, they are still learning about their place in the royal family. “With my husband [Prince Albert], if we have to go to an event, we explain to them what the nature of that event, of that ceremony is,” she said. “They like to accompany us, and the four of us like to do it together with the prince. But as I said, they are still young, they keep observing, learning before it becomes natural for them.”
The King went on to cite the concrete example of the National Day in November, which they could all attend together as a family. “Our children were very excited to take part in this national holiday and we were very proud to see their maturity. Family unity is essential to us,” said Charlene. “The National Day is always a joyful family time, supported by many interactions with the Monegasque people. And this year Jacques liked to wear the same uniform as his father. And Gabriella, very proud to wear her medal.” She concluded by saying, “They are two children who have their own language and understand each other. They love and protect each other and share immense goodwill between them. It’s quite a unique bond I have to say and I see that specialness that the twins share.”
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https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/12/princess-charlene-feeling-so-much-better-health-struggles-family-is-her-rock-monaco-matin Princess Charlene of Monaco says she feels “so much better” amid ongoing health concerns