The price of royalty: new details about Princess Charlene’s health scare seizures revealed – and is Prince Albert really paying her millions to return to her duties in Monaco?
The princess spent months in South Africa undergoing several medical procedures, which left her weak and separated from her family. On top of that, she also had the eyes of the world on her.
Here’s what we know about her health scares and journey to wellness.
More details on her health
But South African You magazine is now reporting that Charlene had in fact suffered a seizure a few weeks after her operation. The publication quotes a source as saying that the seizure happened after her “particularly gruelling operation” and after pushing herself too hard.
The source also told You the convulsions are common in cases of severe infection and high fever.
The new report from You magazine claims Charlene was under a “lot of pressure” explaining that “there was a lot of emotional stuff going on”.
Charlene had spent months away from her husband and two children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. You magazine reports Charlene was aware the “eyes of the world were constantly on her”.
After returning to Monaco, Charlene was promptly whisked off to a Swiss clinic for further rehabilitation. The fact that she did not speak nor was seen or heard from sparked further rumours.
The return riddled in rumour
Charlene recently made her first public appearance after her health scare in April. She looked healthier – not as gaunt as she was in previous pictures – and her “glow” had returned. But her return was fraught with rumours that she was actually paid to be with her husband. French publication Voici reported that Albert signed a contract, which included a US$12.5 million (12 million euros) yearly fee for the princess to return to royal duties, including being present at her husband’s side. But Chantell Wittstock, Charlene’s spokesperson, has denied the reports.
To the future
Although she has returned from the Swiss clinic and is attempting to restart her public life as a royal, You reports the princess is expected to undergo a few more medical procedures. These are expected to take place in Monaco.
- After seven months away from her husband and two kids, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, the former Olympian went home to Monaco in November last year
- New details on her health have emerged since her return – but could the rumour that Prince Albert is paying her millions for her public return, really be true?