Princess Charlene of Monaco has been in South Africa since May. This trip made him even more determined to fight poaching, an illegal practice that threatens many species.
It is never easy for a parent to be separated from their children, and being a crowned head doesn’t change that. Charlene of Monaco knows something about it, she who, for several months, has been estranged from her six-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. The princess had gone, in May, to South Africa, for a trip which was supposed to be of short duration, But various circumstances extended their stay, as reported in particular by our colleagues from City Country.
The wife of Prince Albert of Monaco went to South Africa in the spring to support the work of her foundation, which is involved in preserving the region’s environment. A range of health problems, including surgery for correct an ENT problem, however received to take the plane to return to the Rock. The mother of Jacques and Gabriella was however able to reunite with her children and her husband in August, when the latter came to visit him in South Africa.
In an interview shared on her Instagram thread, Charlene of Monaco expressed, on October 15, her wish to regain her Monegasque life. “I can’t wait to get home with my children, who I miss terribly ”, she indicated, adding that any mother “Separated from his children for months felt the same chosen” what.
Fight against poaching
This long African journey seems to have sharpened the princess’s determination to remain active in the efforts of the last few months for the conservation of wildlife in South Africa. In the same interview, the 43-year-old former swimmer communicated her willingness to “Return to the KwaZulu-Natal region and continue the work undertaken ”. In the past, the princess had already been involved in similar fights in “Many African countries” and other parts of South Africa.
“We save lives”, assured Charlene of Monaco in particular with reference to the fight against poaching. “I cannot stand idly by and let this happen”, she asserted. Kruger Park, on the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, in South Africa, is indeed in the grip of an upsurge in this practice of hunting. According to the NGO Save the Rhino, rhino poaching fell 33% in South Africa in 2020, but the fight must continue, in the eyes of the Monegasque princess.
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