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Princess Charlene set to make first official trip since health problems as Prince Albert honours ancestor


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Princess Charlene of Monaco seems to be set to undertake her first official trip since her hiatus from public life due to health concerns. 

On the 22nd of June, Prince Albert is scheduled to open the exhibition “Sailing the Sea of Science” at the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway, and, through the Norwegian Court’s official agenda, it was revealed that Princess Charlene will be traveling to the Scandinavian country at least for a day. 

The Prince and Princess of Monaco are expected at Bygdø Royal Farm, on the outskirts of Oslo, for a lunch hosted by King Harald and Queen Sonja, with Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Märtha Louise also in attendance.

It will be Crown Prince Haakon that will then accompany Prince Albert to the exhibition opening, which is scheduled to take place around 6pm. 

Not much has been revealed about the exhibit itself, although the Fram Museum is entirely dedicated to Arctic expeditions, with permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as lectures for students and adults on topics related to the history and science of polar research. 

This will be the first time Princess Charlene has left Monaco for an official trip following her return in March, after suffering a severe ear, nose and throat infection that grounded her in South Africa for roughly 6 months, and then forced her to check herself into a treatment facility for “exhaustion”, and to complete her recovery. 

She has been slowly resuming her public agenda since the end of April. Her first appearance was for the Monaco E-Prix, a race with electric and eco-friendly cars. 

She then shared a special evening with her daughter Gabriella at Monaco Fashion Week, where she revealed to the press that she was taking her recovery “slow”, as she still wasn’t 100%. 

Meanwhile, Prince Albert has been commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Prince Albert I, one of whose passions was polar explorations; one of the glaciers in the Svalbard Archipelago is still named after him.