Princess Charlene of Monaco was rushed to the hospital this week. On Friday, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa (PCMFSA) revealed that Prince Albert’s wife, 43, had collapsed on Wednesday evening.
“Her Serene Highness (HSH) Princess Charlene of Monaco was rushed to hospital by ambulance late Wednesday night after collapsing due to complications from the severe ear, nose, and throat infection she contracted in May,” the foundation said in a statement shared with HOLA! USA.
“The Princess’ medical team is currently evaluating her but have confirmed that the Princess is stable,” the statement continued.
According to Channel24, the palace told Netwerk24 that Charlene “was due to undergo another procedure” on Sept. 3 “before she suddenly collapsed.” Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella’s mother underwent a four-hour operation last month. The former Olympic swimmer has been in Africa since contracting a severe ear, nose, and throat infection back in May.
“Initially I was supposed to be here for 10 to 12 days, unfortunately, I had a problem equalising my ears, and I found out through the doctors that I had a sinus infection and quite a serious one. So, it’s taking time to address this problem that I’m having,” Charlene told South Africa Radio 702 host Mandy Wiener in July. “I cannot force healing, so I will be grounded in South Africa until the end of October.”
Prince Albert recently told People magazine that his wife is “ready to come home.” Grace Kelly’s son noted that Charlene’s return to Monaco “depends on what her doctors say.”
“I know she’s said possibly ‘late October,’” Albert said, “but that was before this most recent round of appointments. I’m pretty sure we can cut that time frame a little short.”
The Prince added, “She’s ready. She’s jokingly said that she’s ready to stowaway on a ship to come back to Europe.”