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Princess Charlene undertakes first public duty in a year

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Princess Charlene of Monaco has undertaken her first public duty in Monaco in a year since her health battle began.

The Princess of Monaco joined her husband, Prince Albert and their twins, Princess Gabriell and Prince Jacques, at the Monaco E-Prix.

The family watched the race, and Prince Albert and Prince Jacques presented the trophy at the end to the winner, Stoffel Vandoorne. Princess Charlene and Princess Gabriella also presented a trophy and greeted the racers who came in second place, Mitch Evans. Albert’s nephew, Louis Ducret, handed out the third-place trophy to Jean-Eric Vergne.

This was the first time the family had been in public together since the Princess returned from South Africa last November after being grounded in her home country for months due to an ear, nose and throat infection that required several surgeries.

After returning to Monaco in November, it soon became apparent that Her Serene Highness was not well. Prince Albert said there was a family intervention, and Charlene left for treatment at an undisclosed location for several months.

The Princely Palace released a statement on 12 March, saying: “In agreement with her doctors and while her recovery is on the right track, Their Serene Highnesses have agreed together that Princess Charlene can now continue her convalescence in the Principality with her husband and her children by her side.”

It was said then that Charlene would require several weeks at home before she could undertake public duties.

On Easter, the family released a new photo to wish everyone well on the holiday. The images were the first time the Princess had been seen since her return to the principality in November 2021.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.