Princess Charlene of Monaco has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 44-year-old royal only returned to the Principality earlier this year after suffering a nasty ear, nose and throat (ENT) infection, and the Palace said she has now contracted the coronavirus.
The statement read: “Princess Charlene of Monaco’s MSM has been tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with current health regulations, Princess Charlene will be in self-isolation for several days. Her health is not a cause for concern.”
Princess Charlene, who is married to Prince Albert II of Monaco, spent most of last year in South Africa as she recovered from an ENT infection and only recently returned to public life as her health remains “fragile”.
The former Olympic swimmer said: “My health is still fragile and I don’t want to go too fast. The road was long, difficult and so painful. Today I feel calmer.
“When I returned to the Principality, I focused all my energy on my children, my husband and my health, because they are my priority.”
Princess Charlene, who shares seven-year-old twins Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques with her husband, was also treated for “general fatigue” in Switzerland, and Prince Albert says the family has supported the move to help her recover.
He shared, “She has already made her decision and we just wanted her to confirm it in front of us. She wanted it. She already knew that the best thing to do was to go and rest and get real medical treatment. … And not in Monaco. For privacy reasons, it should be somewhere outside of Monaco.”