Princess Charlene, the Princess of Monaco, has posted her heartfelt online after her beloved pet dog was run over. 

The former Olympian, 43, who has been living in her home country of South Africa for much of this year, took to Instagram today to share a photo snuggling up with her pooch Angel, which was taken last Christmas in Monaco. 

The mother of two posted: “My little Angel passed away last night, she was run down.” I will miss your presence, Rest in Peace. 

It comes after she sparked concern among fans following her latest appearance online, with some saying she appeared ‘frail’. 

On October 8, Zimbabwean-born Charlene underwent a final operation to deal with an ear, nose and throat infection she contracted in May – with a palace source telling AFP that the procedure ‘went very well’. 

Prince Albert stated earlier this month that his wife would likely return to Monaco. By the end of each month – after the pair denied rumours of a rift and insisted Charlene’s absence from the principality is due to her contracting the ‘serious sinus infection’.

Princess Charlene of Monaco, 43, has shared her heartbreak online after her beloved pet dog died after being run over (pictured)

Princess Charlene, 43, of Monaco, has posted her heartbreak online after her pet dog died in an accident. 

It is not known if Princess Charlene had had a pet with her in South Africa, or if the pet stayed with Prince Albert in Monaco.  

On her most recent public appearance, the mother-of-two, who last week said she ‘can’t wait to get home to her children’, wore a smattering of makeup and styled her fringe to the side.

However, her appearance on the social media post was a concern to fans. One wrote: ‘Get well soon. You look so frail. Take Care, hope you get to Monaco to see your lovely family. 

Last week Princess Charlene said she ‘can’t wait to get home to her children’  but made no reference to her husband Prince Albert in an interview given in South Africa.  

It comes weeks after the mother-of-two sparked concern among fans following her latest appearance online

This comes weeks after the mother of two caused concern among fans following her recent online appearance. 

The former Olympian, 43, who has been living in her home country of South Africa for much of this year, took to Instagram to share a photo snuggling up with her pooch Angel

The 43-year old former Olympian took to Instagram to share a photo of Angel snuggling up with her dog Angel, who has been living in South Africa for most of the year.

Charlene, who was married to Prince Albert II in 2011 has been living in South Africa for much this year. This extended stay has sparked speculation about a possible split.

They denied rumors of a rift, and said Charlene’s absence is due to her serious sinus infection. She was unable to travel and made it difficult for her to miss important events like her 10-year anniversary and her first day of school.

In an interview which took place earlier this month and was shared on Charlene’s Instagram page last week, the royal said she ‘misses her children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, terribly’, adding: ‘Any mother out there who has been separated from her children for months would feel the same way I feel.’

In the clip, she stated that she came to South Africa to oversee foundation projects. I was suffering from an undiagnosed infection at the time. It was immediately treated. It was a problem that grounded me for several months in South Africa.

Earlier this month Prince Albert insisted that his wife (pictured with their children) is likely to return to Monaco by the end of the month

Prince Albert stated earlier this month that his wife (pictured with their children), is likely to return home to Monaco by the end the month.

“I had my one procedure, and it was very successful. I feel much better, I feel stronger. I have one more procedure. I cannot wait for my children to come home, whom I miss so very much.  

In another interview, she spoke out about South Africa’s community and said she would like people to feel ‘unity’ and’strongness’.

She said, “Obviously I would not like to touch upon anything political.” It is possible to forget about differences and look at the future generations with less self-importance.

‘Too much focus is placed on us and less on the future generations. What are they supposed to look back at? Who is their guide. This needs to be installed.

She spoke about the anti-poaching work that she had been doing in South Africa this past year and said that she was determined to return and continue the work she started.

“Conservation, preservation and restoration are the foundations of education. This is what my foundation stands up for. We save lives.

The release of the interview came days after a palace source said her final operation to deal with an ear, nose and throat infection she contracted in May ‘went very well’. 

The operation in South Africa was performed under general anaesthetic, and ‘is the last she had to undergo following her ENT infection. She will be under observation for 48-hours,’ a source informed French news agency AFP. 

Albert earlier this month insisted that his wife will likely return to Monaco. RMC Radio: “She” by the end We expect to be back in the near future, so we will have to speak to the doctors in the next few days. 

It comes amid reports that Prince Albert (pictured) 'applied for sovereign immunity' in his court battle to fight claims he fathered a third love child before marrying Charlene

It is believed that Prince Albert (pictured), applied for sovereign immunity in court to defend claims that he had a third lovechild before he married Charlene.

This comes amid reports that Albert “applied for sovereign immunity” in his court battle against claims that he fathered another love child before he married Charlene. 

The 63 year-old prince already supports two illegitimate childs. He is also rumored to have had a relationship, which allegedly led to the birth of a daughter in 2005.

The claim, which his lawyers dismissed, was particularly painful since he was in a relationship with Charlene at the time. He had first met Charlene in 2000, when he was an Olympic swimmer.

It was reported last year that the case would go to court in Milan in February, however according to Town&Country, the The case was reopened after the lawyers for Prince pleaded sovereign immunity.     

Lawyer Erich Grimaldi, representing the woman, said that he hopes the judge will reject Albert’s plea. 

The 34-year-old claimant – who cannot be named for legal reasons – says she had a passionate affair with Albert, leading to the birth of their daughter – whose name is also classified – on July 4, 2005. 

Albert received a handwritten note from the child, now 16 years old, in September last year, reading: “I don’t get why I grew up without my father. And now that I have found your father, I don’t want you to see me.”

Last December, legal papers were also filed, as lawyers for the claimant called on Albert to undergo a DNA test – just as he did before finally being identified as the father of two illegitimate children born in the 1990s and early 2000s. 

Zimbabwean-born Charlene, 43, who wed Prince Albert II in 2011, has been living in her home country of South Africa for much of this year, and the extended stay has stoked speculation that the royal couple (pictured) may be headed for divorce

Charlene, a 43-year-old Zimbabwean-born woman, has been living in South Africa for most of the year. This extended stay has sparked speculation that the royal couple (pictured above) might be heading for divorce 

According to a source close to the Monaco Royal household, “This was before Charlene or Albert were an object, but the latest cases cover a time when she was already madly in love with him,” the source said.

“Charlene had a horrible 2012, with numerous family crises and Albert being sick with coronavirus. She’s now ready to face the hell. 

The princess, Charlene Wittstock, was an Olympic swimmer from South Africa when she met Albert at a Monaco water competition in 2000.

How Charlene & Albert made solo trips to South Africa & Monaco during nine months apart 

January 27Charlene is pictured here with Albert at the Sainte Devote Ceremony, Monaco.  

March 18 – Charlene is pictured at the  memorial for the late Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini at the KwaKhethomthandayo Royal Palace in Nongoma, South Africa 

April 2, –Charlene posts an Instagram photo of herself, Albert, and their twins Jacques & Gabriella for Easter.

It is not known where the image was taken.

May 8 – Albert and Jacques attend a Grand Prix event without Charlene in Monaco.

May 10, 2010 –Albert attends Monaco Gala Awards without Charlene

May 18 – Charlene shares her first picture from her conservation trip in South Africa  

June 1 – Prince Albert II, Jacques and Gabriella attend event at Oceanic Museum in Monaco 

June 3 – New photos emerge of Charlene on her conservation trip 

June 5- Charlene puts on a united front as she shares a photo with her family to mark her niece’s fifth birthday with her brother’s family and Albert and the twins in South Africa

June 7 – Albert and the twins attend the World Rugby Sevens without Charlene 

June 17Prince Albert and Princess Caroline of Hanover attend Red Cross Summer concert in Monte Carlo 

June 18 – Prince Albert appears alone Monte Carlo TV Festival 

June 24  – Charlene’s foundation releases a statement saying the royal is unable to travel and is undergoing procedures for an ear, nose and throat infection   

July 2 Albert and Charlene celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary separately. “This year will mark the first time I’m not with my husband for our July anniversary, which is difficult and it saddens us,” Her Serene Hiness Princess Charlene stated in a statement.

July 3 – Albert appears with glamorous niece Charlotte Casiraghi  at the 15th international Monte-Carlo Jumping event, which is part of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco,

July 27 – Prince Albert  attends Olympics alone in Tokyo

August 13Charlene goes through a four hour operation. The reason is unknown 

August 25, – Charlene shares photos of Prince Albert, Gabriella and Jacques visiting her in South Africa 

August 31– The media is abuzz with speculation about the couple’s relationship

September 1, 2009 – Charlene is admitted to Netcare Alberlito Hospital as a pseudonym after suddenly ‘collapsing.

September 2 – She is discharged, with a statement from the Palais Princier reading: ‘Her Highness is closely monitored by Her medical team who said that Her condition was not worrying’

September 23, 2009 – Prince Albert attends the 2021 Monte Carlo Gala for Planetary Health

September 29 – Prince Albert is joined on the red carpet by actress Sharon Stone for a first look at the eagerly anticipated James Bond release 

September 30 – Charlene releases a stylish video promoting her anti-poaching campaign from her South African bolthole 

October 3, – Princess Charlene shares a photograph of herself smiling in front of a bible in her first snap since being discharged from hospital following her health scare

October 5 – Prince Albert attends  Sportel Awards Ceremony in Monte Carlo with nephew Louis Ducruet

October 6 – Albert tells RMC radio Charlene is ‘ready to come home’ 

October 8 – Princess has surgery in South Africa. The reason for the surgery is not known.

They began to date soon after that, and Charlene married the House of Grimaldi in July 2011.

Their twins – daughter Gabriella and son Jacques – were born three years later and are seen as the family’s official heirs.

By this time, Charlene had come to terms with Albert’s hard fought legal battles with women who eventually won financial settlements over children they had with Albert – even though he originally denied their claims.

Albert confirmed his biological fathership of Alexandre in May 2005, shortly before he was enthroned Prince of Monaco. Nicole Coste was Nicole Coste’s mother.

A DNA test confirmed Albert as the father of Jazmine grace in May 2006. This was due to an affair with Tamara Rotolo who was an American estate agent that he met while she vacationed in the South of France.

Alexandre was born in 2003 and Jazmine in 1990. According to the Brazilian woman she traveled the world with Prince Alexandre in the 2000s.

Grimaldi stated that he had filed papers containing specific details about his client’s love affair to Albert, including trips abroad to Brazil, France, and Russia.

According to court papers, the lovers were even reported to have met with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, while in Moscow. He gave the Brazilian a ‘warm hug’ 

Thierry Lacoste, Albert’s lawyer, described the allegations as a hoax’ and said: ‘There aren’t intimate photos, there aren’t tangible facts surrounding a possible marriage.

According to negotiated financial agreements, neither Albert’s son, Alexandre Grimaldi Coste, 17 years old, nor his daughter Jazmin Grace Grimaldi are eligible to claim the throne at Monaco.

Instead, the line favors Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella (6), who appear frequently in their parents’ social media posts.

The latest revelations come days after it emerged Princess Charlene’s return to Monaco had been further delayed due to further surgery in South Africa.

The Cape Town native, the royal, has been in South Africa at least six months now since suffering a’serious infection’ that made it impossible to travel. She also missed key events like her 10-year-old wedding anniversary and the first day for her children at school. 

According to a statement released by her foundation on Friday, “Her Serene Honour Princess Charlene of Monaco will be under general anaesthetics today for her final procedure.” The Princess Charlene Foundation wishes her well with her final operation as well as her recovery.

Charlene’s exact procedure was not disclosed and it is still unclear how long she will remain in hospital. 

The former Olympian was subject to a ‘four-hour surgery under general anaesthesia’ in august. It was not known if this was due to the sinus infection.

Charlene and Albert reunited soon after. This was the first time Charlene and Albert had seen each other in months since the monarch and their six-year-old children, Jacques and Gabriella, flew to South Africa. However, photographs of the pair embracing were deemed ‘awkward by a body language expert.

Prince Albert has responded to rumors of marital woes by insisting that Charlene ’didn’t leave in an ahuff’ and remains in South Africa because of’medical complications’ due to a ‘severe ear and nose infection’.

People was told by the royal that speculation about his relationship with the Olympic swimmer had ‘affected’ them both but that he didn’t address it immediately because he was ‘concentrating on the children’.

Lifestyle magazines across Europe have speculated incessantly that the royal couple may be headed for divorce over recent weeks. Madame Figaro in France stated that the images had not convinced the Monegasques, while Charlene is reportedly looking for a house to live in Johannesburg.

The magazine asked: “How long will she be away her children, her duties?” How long will the Princess of Monaco continue to prioritize the fight against rhinoceros poaching?

“How long will Albert II de Monaco continue to suffer this affront, that is becoming absurd?

Philippe Delorme, historian, said that ‘lots’ of people got the impression that Charlene and Albert had arranged their marriage. He also added: ‘Albert chose Charlene who resembled his mother and Charlene clearly felt very at ease in the Grace Kelly role she wanted to play.   

The speculation surrounding the couple’s marriage has grown since Charlene shared professional photos of her reunion online with Prince Albert. She said she was ‘thrilled” to have her family back.

She shared a series photos of herself cuddling up in South Africa with her children with the caption: ‘I’m so happy to have my family with me (Gabriella decided she wanted to get a haircut !!!)). She said, “Sorry my Bella, I tried my best to fix that,” referring to her daughter’s choppy hair.

FEMAIL Charlene, however, was told by a body-language expert that there was no emotional bond between her and Prince Albert in the images.

Judi James stated that, rather than being the romanticized reunion photo one would expect from a married couple surrounded by split gossips, the royals’ poses suggested that there was no connection between Charlene and Albert.