Thursday, the festivities of Sainte Dévote, the patron saint of the Principality of Monaco, took place in the absence of Princess Charlene, still recovering.
Princess Charlene of Monaco, who is continuing her recovery and should still be absent for “several weeks” from the Rock, did not attend the festivities of Sainte Dévote, the patron saint of the Principality of Monaco, which began on Wednesday, the Palace announced on Thursday. prince.
Princess Charlene’s convalescence is “currently proceeding in a satisfactory and highly encouraged manner,” the Palace said in a statement. “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 Sainte Dévote this year”, added the Palace.
On November 23, a source close to the Palace told AFP that the former Olympic swimmer had been admitted “to a specialized establishment following great fatigue linked to her weakness”, confirming the information given by the prince Albert to People magazine. A month later, a press release from the prince’s palace then specified that the recovery of the princess “should still take a few months”.
Sainte Dévote, a Corsican Christian martyr of the 4th century, is the patroness of the Principality of Monaco. The festivities of Sainte Dévote began on Wednesday in Monaco and continued on Thursday with a mass in the cathedral attended by the princely family, before a procession in front of the Palace.
The wife of Prince Albert of Monaco, 43, returned on November 8 from South Africa, the country where she grew up and of which she is a national. She had undergone surgery there under general anesthesia at the beginning of October, the last of a series of operations decided following an ENT (otolaryngological) infection.
Former high-level swimmer, Charlene Lynette Wittstock, born in 1978 in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), married Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2011. The tenth anniversary of this marriage could not be celebrated in July in the Principality, due to of Charlene’s absence.
Absent on November 16 at a parcel delivery ceremony of the Monaco Red Cross in which she was expected to participate, after her return from South Africa, the princess had also remained invisible during the Monegasque national holiday for three days more late. Albert is the son of Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly, an American film star who died in a car accident in 1982.