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Princess Charlene and Prince Albert on their wedding day in 2011

Princess Charlene of Monaco is missing her own 10-Year Wedding Anniversary today, as she is still holed up in South Africa. The former South African Olympic swimmer is apparently undergoing several operations following a procedure she had last month in SA to treat a serious ear, nose and throat (ENT) infection.

Charlene contracted the unnamed infection whilst spending time in the South African bush, raising awareness about the horrific rhino poaching crisis.

Today, the Princess (or an admin managing her Instagram page) posted a video of a rhino and her calf with the caption: “Mommy and baby doing well. #ChasingZero”.

A week ago Princess Charlene posted a more romantic message saying: “Happy anniversary Albert. Thank you for the blessing of our beautiful children.”


The Palace on Wednesday evening posted the first in a documentary series of 10 episodes to celebrate the couple’s first decade of married life. The TV series, which is being posted on the Palace’s social media pages, chronicles the couple’s courtship, wedding and family life with their twins.

According to a statement released by the Palace last week, the Princess’ medical team have advised against her making the journey home to Monaco just yet as she still requires treatment and “her condition must stabilise”.

In the statement, the Princess said: “My daily conversations with Albert and the children help keep me in good spirits, but I really miss seeing them. I was lucky that they were able to visit South Africa and it was amazing to see them. I cannot wait to be reunited.”

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene (nee Wittstock) were wed in a civil ceremony on 1 July, with a religious ceremony held the following day in the Principality.

WATCH Episode 1 celebrating Monaco’s royal couple