Last Monday, November 8, one of the most anticipated events took place in Monaco: the return of Princess Charlene to the Principality after half a year without being able to leave South Africa due to an ENT infection for which she has had to be operated on up to three times. In the countdown to the reunion, Prince Albert was hopeful that his wife would be able to accompany him on the official trip to Dubai for the World’s Fair. But finally the Monegasque sovereign has moved this Saturday to the Arab capital without the company of Charlene. However, he has been very well accompanied by his sister, princess stephanie and two of his children.
Prince Albert has traveled to the Arab Emirates in the company of his younger sister and other members of the princely family have also joined, such as the marriage formed by Luis and Marie Ducruet and Camille Gottlieb. Accompanied by the director of Expo 2020 in Dubai, and the Minister for International Cooperation of the Emirate, the Grimaldi have been touring the pavilion dedicated to Monaco, where they have been amazed in a kind of tunnel of mirrors that the sovereign has not hesitated to immortalize with their mobile, and have participated in a ceremony held in Al-Wasl Plaza in anticipation of their National Day. There, Alberto de Monaco gave a speech to the authorities with all the pomp of the flags and the music band that corresponds to this commemoration. They have also been able to enjoy some of the most emblematic cultural treasures of the Principality by attending as a public a show from the Monte Carlo circus festival, a concert by the Prince’s carabinieri orchestra and a performance by the Monte Carlo ballet.
In addition to their official duties, the youngest members of the Monegasque delegation have taken the opportunity to do some tourism in the region. It was a long time since we saw Louis and Marie Ducruet in an official act and have decided to make the most of the trip with a getaway to the desert, as the daughter-in-law of Estefanía de Monaco and Camille Gottlieb have shared. The two sisters-in-law and friends posed with sunglasses with a spectacular sunset in the background and have published a beautiful message that shows their excellent relationship: “Sisters from another mother.”
It is not the first time Stephanie of Monaco who, like her sister Carolina, in recent years has opted for a discreet background when it comes to institutional life, takes a step forward when required. During the months of Charlene’s absence from Monaco, the Prince’s sisters have accompanied him in various acts and they seem willing to continue in the same lines until the Princess is one hundred percent recovered from her illness.
Charlene’s sister-in-law from Monaco, Chantell Wittstock had already advanced a few days ago that it was possible that the incorporation of the Princess into institutional life was not immediate. The last tests carried out in South Africa have been a great success, but the recovery is not over yet and considering that he could not fly until last Sunday, it is to be expected that it is premature to get on a plane again. A) Yes, the hopes of the Monegasques are pinned on the next November 19, the National Day of Monaco and meeting point of the Grimaldi par excellence. Will we see the Princess there?
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Estefanía de Monaco accompanies Prince Albert in Dubai while Charlene recovers in the Principality