The celebrations of Sainte Dévote, Patron Saint of Monaco, continue on the Rock. As every year, the main family takes part in this celebration: after a first evening all fired up on the port, the prince albert and his children appeared on the balcony of the palace for the traditional greeting to Monegasques. Again and again, Princess Charlene was conspicuous by her absence…
Thursday January 27, 2022, Crown Prince Jacques and his twin sister Princess Gabriella had put on their navy and red sets for this new day of celebration. We note that the experimental fringe of the little princess, revealed last summer, has grown back well! From the height of their 8 years, the two little blond heads are now used to greeting their fellow citizens from the balcony of their palace. But for the first time, they had to celebrate Saint Devota without their mother…
Looking good, they were still surrounded by their father Prince Albert, and their aunt Caroline, who continue to fill the absence of her sister-in-law somehow. that Charlene of Monaco is withdrawn, the princesses Caroline and Stéphanie multiply the outings in the company of their brother and their nephew and niece: in November during the National Day, in December for the Christmas tree of the palace, there is a few days for the Fight Aids Cup charity football match… Two of Stephanie’s three children, Louis Ducruet and Camille Gottlieb, are also caring cousins with Jacques and Gabriella.
In an interview with the magazine Point of view in November, Albert of Monaco took charge of the essential support of his sisters in this delicate period for the Grimaldi family, notably marked by strong rumors of divorce…”Even if they already know my sisters well at the requested place, they often went, the presence of the whole family constituted for my children and for me a great encouragement and an extraordinary support.he explained. Charlene wanted it too, because my duties do not allow me to be with the children all the time. She had asked me that other family members could spend time with them.”
Several more weeks of rest
After long months of convalescence spent in South Africa, Princess Charlene returned to Monaco in early November. If she had the right to a warm reunion with Albert and the children, the 44-year-old ex-swimmer quickly left the Rock to continue her recovery in a specialized center located outside the principality, allegedly in Switzerland.
Despite everything, she would have received a visit from her husband for New Year’s Eve. “The convalescence of HSH Princess Charlene is currently progressing in a satisfactory and very encouraged waysaid a press release from the palace relayed on Thursday. Her recovery as well as the follow-up of her dental care should still take several weeks, the Princess will unfortunately not be able to attend the festivities of the Sainte Dévote this year.“