Princess Charlene of Monaco Made Her First Public Appearance in Over a Year

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Photo credit: Arnold Jerocki - Getty Images
Photo credit: Arnold Jerocki - Getty Images

It's been over a year since Princess Charlene of Monaco last stepped out for an official appearance, but it seems the royal may be making a return to public life. Over the weekend, the princess appeared alongside her husband, Prince Albert, and their 7-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, to present a trophy at the Monaco E-Prix race.

For the event, Charlene unveiled a chic, ultra-short platinum crop, which she accented with a tailored, wide-legged, charcoal suit.

Photo credit: Arnold Jerocki - Getty Images
Photo credit: Arnold Jerocki - Getty Images

The E-Prix not only marks the start of Monaco's racing season—a sport for which the country has become famous—but also an exciting milestone for fans of the Monegasque royals, as Charlene has been absent from public duties since last spring.

In May 2021, Charlene traveled to South Africa for what was planned to be a short stay. However, a series of medical issues prevented the princess from being able to fly for six months, keeping her in South Africa and away from her family. She was ultimately able to return to Monaco that November, but it was quickly announced that she would be taking a temporary step back to receive treatment for "exhaustion, both emotional and physical," according to a statement from Prince Albert. She returned to Monaco once again in March after receiving care in a Swiss clinic, but has remained out of the public eye, skipping some notable royal events like the late-March memorial service for Prince Philip, which Albert attended.

Last month, Charlene shared a new family portrait in honor of Easter on her social media, and now with this new appearance, many are speculating that she may make a more active return to royal life.

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