Princess Charlene of Monaco: A timeline of her health issues and absence Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene pose on the red carpet ahead of the 2021 Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health in Monaco in September 2020.

Princess Charlene of Monaco spent half a year away from the European principality to recover from a severe ear, nose and throat infection in her native South Africa.

Just 11 days after returning home, Prince Albert II announced in an exclusive interview with People on Friday that the princess has entered a treatment facility “outside of Monaco” for exhaustion.