Is Princess Charlene Finally Going To Return To Monaco?

Princess Charlene of Monaco is one step closer to returning home to Monaco. The royal has been in South Africa since May after falling ill with an ear-nose-throat (ENT) infection, which has prohibited her from traveling by air, according to Hello! The palace confirmed, via U.K. Express, that Charlene's illness got progressively worse in September and she had to be hospitalized after collapsing in her home. The on-going illness has meant that Charlene has been separated from her husband, Prince Albert, and their 6-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, for the past several months.

Of course, Charlene's extended stay in her home country caused speculation of problems about her and Albert's marriage. The prince and the palace have denied the rumors and said to RMC Radio that Charlene's situation has been made complicated "because she has suffered different [health] problems" (via The Daily Mail). However, it seems like Charlene's extended stay in South Africa will be coming to an end very soon. Find out what she's done to expedite the process.

Princess Charlene has completed all of her medical procedures

Princess Charlene of Monaco has undergone a final procedure for her ear-nose-throat infection on October 8, according to People. Palace officials confirmed the news to the outlet, saying, "Princess Charlene has gone in today for her final procedure" prior to going back to Monaco. The surgery was one of several that Charlene underwent throughout her time in South Africa.

News of Charlene's imminent return to Monaco comes after she was pictured for the first time since her emergency visit to the hospital in September. Taking to Instagram on October 2, Charlene posted a picture of her in good spirits, laughing while sitting at a dining table with a book in front of her. "God Bless," she captioned the photo, followed by a heart emoji. Charlene has previously said she is hoping to return to Monaco in October, and judging from the picture she posted, it looks like she got her wish and will be reuniting with her family in the upcoming days.