Princess Charlene has been undergoing a major operation as she continues to deal with health problems that have left her unable to fly home to Monaco for almost four months.
The four hour surgery is taking place under general anaesthetic in South Africa where Charlene has been since May.
Several French magazines reported that the Prince’s Palace in Monaco has shared details of the operation which was scheduled for August 13th 2021. It’s understood that Prince Albert, along with Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, will be flying out to South Africa in the coming days to be with Charlene as she recovers from the surgery.
Princess Charlene has been unable to fly since her arrival in South Africa. Her trip, which began in early May, was only meant to last around 10 days but soon after landing there, she sought medical help as she was experiencing problems with her ears. Doctors discovered she had a sinus infection, caused by complications from a sinus graft. She underwent further treatment and procedures but is currently unable to travel by air.
In the same interview, she expressed her hope that she would be able to return to Monaco by the end of October 2021 but didn’t discuss any plans for surgery.
She has spoken on several occasions about how much she misses her husband and children. Albert and the twins spent time with her in South Africa earlier in the summer before returning to Monaco.