But where is Charlene of Monaco? Diagnosed positive to Covid-19 before June 5th, the wife of Albert II did not reappear at an event of her foundation, which was very important to her, these 10 and June…
It is a new package that intrigues. It seems that her return to the big bath of the Monegasque obligations at the end of May was only a false start. Already absent from the Water Bike Challenge launched by her foundation, from Monaco’s Port Hercule, on June 5, Charlene did not participate either in the Water Safety Days, another of her initiatives for the prevention of drowning, in Calvi, Corsica, on June 10 and 11.
If the wife of Albert II was not able to honor the first commitment because of a contamination to Covid-19, the royal palace wanted to reassure, communicating only on “some symptoms” and a state of health that inspired “no concern.” Obviously, more than 5 days of convalescence were not enough for her to reappear in the midst of children, for life-saving and water safety awareness workshops.
For the past 10 years, Her Highness, a former swimming champion who herself escaped drowning as a child, has always attended the Water Safety Days organized by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. Exceptions were in 2020, when the pandemic was raging without any vaccine, and in 2021, due to an ENT infection that immobilized her in South Africa.
Princess Charlene of Monaco was again represented by her brother Gareth, who was silent about her health
On June 10 and 11, Charlene was again represented by her brother Gareth, secretary general of her foundation and participant of the Water Bike Challenge, a week earlier. Pierre Frolla, ambassador of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and four-time world record holder in freediving, also wetted his swimsuit in the bay of Calvi.
Gareth Wittstock, now a fixture in Monaco, remained silent about the health of his younger daughter. “We are very happy to be back in Calvi. It’s a beautiful place and such a special day. My sister was an Olympic swimmer and teaching children to swim was very important to her. We lost a loved one to drowning a few years ago, and we want to move things forward in terms of first aid,” he said on June 10, the first day of Water Safety Days in Calvi.
In an interview with Monaco-Matin, published on May 25, Charlene of Monaco was indignant about the “malicious rumors” that have been circulating about her couple during her previous medical retreats. Albert II himself denounced a relentlessness in an interview with the Journal du dimanche on June 4. “More serene,” but still “fragile” in terms of her health, the princess also recalled that she did not want to “go too fast.” CQFD?
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