Charlotte Foster


"We miss you": Princess Charlene's children share heartbreaking message

"We miss you": Princess Charlene's children share heartbreaking message

Princess Charlene's children have made an emotional public statement, as their mother has been checked into a treatment facility. 

According to Monaco's Prince Albert II, his wife Charlene has checked into a facility "outside Monaco" to receive help for "exhaustion, both emotional and physical".

The National Day of Monaco was celebrated on Friday as Princess Charlene's six-year-old twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, showed support for their mother with handmade signs that expressed how much they love and miss her. 

The two children held the signs at the balcony of Monaco Palace, with their father standing behind them in support. 

Prince Albert told People that Princess Charlene would be needing several weeks of clinical care, saying "She realised she needed help."

He said her current state is the result of "of several factors which are private matters."

"She was overwhelmed and couldn't face official duties, life in general or even family life."

He also made it clear that Princess Charlene's admittance to the facility has nothing to do with any marital problems between the pair, who married in 2011. 

“I’m probably going to say this several times, but this has nothing to do with our relationship,” he said.

“I want to make that very clear. These are not problems within our relationship; not with the relationship between a husband and wife. It’s of a different nature.”

Earlier this week, Charlene pulled out of her scheduled appearance for National Day of Monaco. 

“A period of calm and rest is necessary to ensure the very best recovery for Princess Charlene’s health,” the palace said in a statement to People.

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