Princess Charlene of Monaco cuts a glamorous figure at the principality’s Formula 1 Grand Prix on Sunday


January 27 – Charlene is pictured with Albert for the Sainte Devote ceremony in Monaco.

March 18 – Charlene is pictured at the monument to the late Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini, at the KwaKhethomthandayo Royal Palace in Nongoma, South Africa

April 2 – Charlene posts an Instagram photo of herself, Albert and their twins Jacques and Gabriella from an unknown location for Easter.

May 8 – Albert, Jacques and Gabriella attend a Grand Prix event in Monaco without Charlene

May 18 – Charlene shares her first photo from her conservation trip in South Africa

June 3 – New photos of Charlene on her conservation journey appear

June 5 – Charlene puts on a united front as she shares a photo with her family to mark her niece’s fifth birthday with her brother and Albert’s family and the twins in South Africa

June 24 – Charlene’s foundation issues a statement saying the royal family is unable to travel and is undergoing procedures for an ear, nose and throat infection

July 2 – Charlene and Albert celebrate their 10th anniversary separately. “This year will be the first time I will be away from my husband on our anniversary in July, which is difficult and makes me sad,” Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene said in a statement.

August 13 – Charlene undergoes a four-hour operation. The reason is not disclosed

August 25 – Charlene shares photos of Prince Albert, Gabriella and Jacques visiting her in South Africa

September 1 – Charlene is admitted to Netcare Alberlito Hospital under an alias after she suddenly ‘collapsed’

September 2 – Charlene is discharged, with a statement from the Palais Princier saying: ‘Her Highness is being closely monitored by her medical team, who said her condition was not of concern’

September 30 – Charlene releases stylish video promoting her anti-poaching campaign from her South African hideout

October 3 – Princess Charlene shares a photo of herself smiling in front of a Bible in her first photo since being released from hospital following her health problems

October 6 – Albert tells RMC radio Charlene ‘ready to come home’

October 8, 2021 – Princess undergoes another operation in South Africa

November 8 – Charlene returns to Monaco. Prince Albert said it became clear within hours that she was ‘unwell’

November 13, 2021 – Prince Albert visits Expo 2020 in Dubai without Princess Charlene. After returning from the trip, Prince Albert holds an intervention with Charlene’s brothers and a sister-in-law in which Charlene ‘confirmed’ that she would seek ‘real medically framed treatment’ outside Monaco.

November 16 – The Royal Family confirms that Princess Charlene will not attend the National Day celebrations on November 19

November 17 – Prince Albert reveals that Princess Charlene has left Monaco and is recovering in a secret location

Nov 19 – Prince Albert reveals Charlene is in a treatment center ‘elsewhere in Europe’ after family intervention

November 25 – Sources say Princess Charlene ‘almost died’ after sinus surgery and ‘lost almost half her body weight’ because she ‘couldn’t swallow’. They also said it was “unfair” to portray her as someone struggling with mental health issues

December 11 – Royal breaks her silence on Instagram to wish her twins Jacques and Gabriella a happy seventh birthday

Dec 24 – Princess Charlene of Monaco is still ‘months away from recovery’ but will be reunited with Prince Albert and their twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriela at the treatment center before Christmas


Jan 25 – Princess Charlene celebrates her 44th birthday alone: ​​Royal shares slideshow of photos from happier times with Prince Albert, their children and her swimming career as she receives treatment outside Monaco

Mar 14 – Palace announces Charlene is back in Monaco but will take time to ‘further strengthen her health before gradually resuming her official duties’

April 17 – Charlene is pictured for the first time in a family portrait to celebrate Easter

April 30 – Charlene makes her first public appearance since leaving a treatment center as she attends the Monaco E-Prix with Prince Albert

May 7 – The Royal Family makes its second public appearance at the Sainte Dévote Rugby Tournament

May 10 – French media claim Prince Albert has agreed to pay his wife £10 million a year to ensure she fulfills her role as partner

May 25 – Princess Charlene continues her return to public life at the Monte Carlo Fashion Awards with daughter Princess Gabriella

May 28 – Princess Charlene continues her return to public life as she joins Prince Albert in F1 in Monaco for the first time since 2019

Jun 6 – Prince Albert says he is hurt by ‘vicious’ rumors about his wife’s absence from Monaco and that his family ‘missed the princess very much’

June 16 – Princess Charlene makes a somber appearance in an all-black ensemble for a Catholic festival

Jun 18 – Princess Charlene of Monaco looks glamorous in all-green ensemble as she steps out with Prince Albert for the opening ceremony of the Monte Carlo TV Festival

June 23 – Albert and Charlene attend the opening of a science exhibition in Oslo with their children – her first foreign visit since returning to public duties

July 4 – Albert and Charlene! Monaco’s royal family hold hands in a new portrait to mark 11 years of marriage

July 5 – Charlene visits Princess Grace Hospital Center for her first solo engagement since returning to Monaco

July 9 – Albert attends Monaco’s Rose Ball without his wife, despite it being the highlight of the social calendar

July 18 – Royal accompanies Prince Albert at the 73rd Red Cross Gala in Monte Carlo

July 20 – A couple visits the Vatican for a private audience with Pope Francis

September 4 – Charlene joins Prince Albert and their children Gabriella and Jacques for a rare family appearance at a traditional picnic in Monaco

September 6 – Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco take their twins Jacques and Gabriella, 7, to class for their first day of school after the summer holidays

September 12 – Couple attends a memorial service for the late Queen Elizabeth II

September 19 – Princess Charlene attends the Queen’s funeral in London with her husband Prince Albert

October 4-5 – Princess Charlene impresses during a surprise solo visit to Paris Fashion Week

Oct 21 – Princess Charlene of Monaco makes emotional solo visit to an animal shelter as she sends ‘all her love’ to fans following her return to royal duties

November 8 – Royal couple attends the annual Princess Grace Awards in New York

November 16 – Princess Charlene attends the Red Cross Christmas gift ceremony in Monaco with Prince Albert

November 19-20 – Princess Charlene attends Monaco’s National Day celebrations with Prince Albert and presents awards at the 2022 World Rugby Awards ceremony

December 2 – Princess Charlene takes her seven-year-old twins to Monaco’s Christmas Village with her niece Charlotte Casiraghi

December 13 – Attends the Red Cross Christmas gift ceremony in Monaco with her husband Prince Albert

December 14 – Family attends Christmas tree ceremony in Monaco

Dec 15 – Princess Charlene of Monaco reveals she is feeling ‘much better’ and has ‘much more energy’ after a prolonged health crisis in an interview with Monaco Matin – the first since her return to royal duties

December 21 – Royals releases a stylish family Christmas card

Dec 23 – ‘Proud’ Prince Albert praises Princess Charlene for ‘turning things around in an incredible way’ after a prolonged health crisis, saying she has had a ‘very difficult year’