Monaco’s royal family has rallied around Prince Jacques & Gabriella, while Princess Charlene is receiving treatment for her emotional and physical exhaustion. Sometimes your twin can be the greatest support.

Protective Prince Jacques (6 years old) was seen wrapping his arm around his sister as he planted a South African Tree in memory of their mother. She was taken to a South African treatment center within days after her 10-month absence from her homeland.  

The tree-planting ceremony took  place to mark the centenary of Soroptimist International, a women’s organisation promoting peace and working to improve the lives of women and girls around the world. 

As he wrapped his arm around his sister in a bright red jumper and gave a thumbs-up to the camera while his sister looked sweet in a gray knitted dress with heart accents, Prince Jacques was a proud brother. 

Prince Albert joined the tree-planting effort after telling his family that he was determined to be present for his kids while they are away from their mother for’medical reasons.  

The sign comes after the twins had held out heartbreaking messages saying, ‘We Miss You Mommy’ and “We Love You Mommy” when they appeared on the balcony to celebrate Monaco’s National Day.  

Sibling support: Prince Jacques placed a protective arm around his twin sister as the youngsters a South African tree on the terraces of the Casino to mark the centenary of the Soroptimist International Organisation and in honor of Princess Charlene of Monaco

Sibling support: Prince Jacques placed a protective arm around his twin sister as the youngsters a South African tree on the terraces of the Casino to mark the centenary of the Soroptimist International Organisation and in honor of Princess Charlene of Monaco

Subtle tribute: Wearing a grey knitted dress decorated with hearts, teamed with leggings and black lace-up boots, Princess Gabriella helped to plant a tree from South Africa, giving a nod to her mother Princess Charlene's home country

In a subtle nod to Princess Charlene, she wore a gray knitted dress with hearts and leggings, with black lace-up boots. Princess Gabriella also helped to plant South Africa’s first tree. 

By their side: Prince Albert accompanied his children to the tree planting ceremony after stating that he wants to be as present as possible while their mother Princess Charlene is absent for 'medical reasons'

With them: After stating that he would like to be there as much as possible for their mother Princess Charlene, Prince Albert went with his children to the tree planting ceremony. 

Short-lived reunion: In interviews published on Friday, Albert, 63, explained his wife, who has appeared increasingly frail, acknowledged she needed help after he staged a family intervention just days after her return from Monaco (pictured)

Reunion short-lived: Albert (63), explained that his wife has been appearing increasingly fragile and needed assistance after he had staged an intervention by the family just days after she returned from Monaco.

At the weekend, Prince Albert revealed his wife has been admitted to a ‘treatment facility’ where she will remain for ‘at least several’ weeks after it became ‘evident she was unwell’ within hours of her return to Monaco following 10 months in South Africa.

After a family meeting with his brother and sister-in law, the royal explained that his wife has become increasingly fragile.

Albert said earlier in the year that his wife had a sinus infection. He did not give details but exonerated cancer and Covid. She was experiencing mental problems, he said, referring to her ‘overwhelmed’ state and unable to perform official duties.

Albert spoke to People magazine and stated that the Monaco family reunion two weeks ago went “pretty well” in the initial hours. However, it became “pretty obvious” that Charlene wasn’t feeling well.

According to him, the ex-Olympian had’realized she needed assistance’ and added: “She couldn’t handle official duties, family or general life.

According to The Prince, the treatment decision was made through an intervention. She explained: “I sat her with my brothers and sister-in-law. We only asked her to make her final decision. She was keen to do this.

Moving: Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella held up signs saying 'miss you Mommy' and 'love you Mommy' at Monaco's National Day parade on Friday. It came after their mother Princess Charlene was admitted to a treatment facility

At Monaco’s National Day parade, Prince Jacques (left) and Princess Gabriella (right) held up signs reading’miss you Mummy’ or ‘love ya Mommy. After Princess Charlene, their mother, was admitted into a rehabilitation facility, it came as a surprise.

Stepping in: Albert, pictured with his children on National Day, is taking a more present role in his children's lives

Albert takes a step in, as seen with his children at National Day. 

“She was already aware that it was best to rest, and then to have medically prescribed treatment. But not in Monaco. It would need to be somewhere else than Monaco for privacy reasons.

Meanwhile, he said that Gabriella & Jacques would visit’ Charlene when they got the’medical okay’. He also stated that the twins of six years old ‘knew she’ was tired’ but ‘not quite her’.

French magazine Voici said Charlene was going to Switzerland because of the many specialist clinics there. 

Albert said, “I am probably going to repeat this many times. But this does not have anything to do with our relationship.” Let me be very clear. These problems aren’t in our marriage; they don’t affect the husband-wife relationship. This is a completely different type of relationship.

He explained to the magazine that his current state of affairs was caused by’several factors that are private.

Rallying around: Albert and his children have been supported by the Monaco royal family in Charlene's absence. Pictured, Prince Albert, Princess Caroline of Hanover, left, Prince Jacques, Princess Stephanie and Princess Gabriella

In Charlene’s absence, Albert and his family were supported by Monaco’s royal family. Pictured are Prince Albert and Princess Caroline of Hanover (left), Prince Jacques, Princess Stephanie, and Princess Gabriella

Albert added, “She had not slept well for several days and wasn’t eating very well.” Her weight loss made her more vulnerable to potential illnesses. She could get the flu, a cold or COVID.

It is not a cancer-related issue or a personal relationship problem, he said.

In another interview in Monaco-Matin, translated from French, he said. “There’s tiredness. It is not only physical. This can be treated by resting and being monitored.

Charlene and Albert went solo to South Africa and Monaco a decade apart 

January 27,Charlene with Albert at the Sainte Devote Ceremony of 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 uploads an Instagram photo of Albert, Charlene and their twins Jacques & Gabriella to celebrate Easter.

It’s not clear where this image was taken.

May 8, – Albert and Jacques attend a Grand Prix in Monaco sans Charlene

Mai 10Albert goes to Monaco Gala Awards without Charlene

April 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, his sister Princess Caroline and Hanover attend the Red Cross Summer concert at 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 in a separate ceremony. “This year, I will not be with my husband for our July anniversary, which is hard 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, 2008 – Prince Albert  attends Olympics alone in Tokyo

August 13Charlene is subject to a 4-hour surgery. It is unknown why. 

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

August 31Media speculation about the relationship between a couple grows

September 1, 2009 – Charlene was admitted to Netcare Alberlito Hospital under a alias after her sudden ‘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 attended 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 South Africa: A surgery for Princess

November 8 Charlene arrives back in Monaco. Prince Albert claimed that she became ill within hours.

November 13, 2013 – Prince Albert attends Expo 2020 in Dubai without Princess Charlene 

Prince Albert, Charlene’s brother and sister-in law holds an intervention. Charlene then ‘confirms’ that she wants’real medically framed’ treatment outside of Monaco after her return.

November 16  – Royal household confirms Princess Charlene will not attend National Day celebrations on November 19

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attend a Monaco Red Cross event

November 17 Prince Albert tells Princess Charlene that she has fled Monaco, and is currently recovering at a secret location 

November 19, After a family intervention, Prince Albert revealed that Charlene was in an asylum ‘elsewhere’ in Europe.  

“She isn’t in the Principality. But we will be able visit her soon. You will not be able to tell me more because I am too private. 

Claims she will stay in Swtizerland were backed up by a source who knows the couple well, who said: ‘The South of France is too close, but Switzerland has superb private medical facilities, and Charlene will be well looked after there.’

The mother-of-two has been silent since her return, aside from sharing a video of the Monaco flag set to the national anthem to mark National Day is one of the most important events on the royal calendar.

After confirming that his wife would not attend, Prince Albert led the Monegasque Royal Family members at the celebrations.

Instead Princess Caroline of Hanover (63), and Princess Stephanie (56) joined the monarch to celebrate the outdoor mass at the palace.

They could be seen with Prince Albert’s six-year-old children, Princess Gabriella (now eighteen) and Prince Jacques (6,), who were in a very playful mood, and could also be seen by their aunt being disciplined at one time.

Prince Caroline was able to see the little boy pouting and playing with his uniform, blowing raspberries at everyone.

Prince Albert last week acknowledged  that Gabriella and Jacques’suffered’ from their mother’s absence, but he was able to compensate by getting more involved in their lives.

‘For me, it’s pretty simple – my priority is my family,’ the prince said, when asked about juggling the role of being a head of state and a father,’ he said. 

“This is a very important moment in our lives.” [the children’s] life – the way they grow up helps them see the world.

“And if one parent is sick, the other parent needs to be there. Too many of my friends and acquaintances have said to me they wish they could be there at certain ages for their children. These regrets are not something I want.

Albert responded to a question about whether the children were’more protected’ in the absence of their mother. However, they had many distractions and were surrounded by family who made sure that they felt loved.

Rumours about his marital status ‘don’t bother him too much,’ the prince said.

Charlene was reunited with her husband, Jacques, and her twins Gabriella in Monaco this month after a 10-month hiatus while Charlene recovered from surgery for a sinus infection that she had contracted on a charity solo trip to South Africa.

Charlene’s sister in law Chantell Wittstock told MailOnline that the princess might not be returning home to the palace immediately and she did not intend to return to public events. However, this comment was later changed.

Charlene left after new claims that Albert was having a third child (the love-child would have been his third if proved) with a Brazilian woman. This happened during the same time as Charlene and Albert were in a relationship.

French media greeted photographs taken of them reuniting earlier this month with considerable skepticism.

Albert and their twins of six years, Prince Gabriella (aged 6), were waiting to meet her at Monte Carlo helipad. For the’reunion photos’, the entire family was joined inside Palace walls by a specially selected photographer.

The mother-of-2 can be seen posing as a family photographer while placing her hand around Prince Albert’s neck and wrapping one arm around their 6-year-old twins, Jacques, and Gabriella.

However, there were already questions about the living arrangements of the couple.

“Reunion of Albert & Charlene of Monaco”: But where do they actually sleep? Gala, a French celebrity magazine that covers celebrities in France on Tuesday was overflowing with questions.

And Voici – another popular magazine read widely across Monaco and France – ran with: ‘Charlene of Monaco back: the Princess breaks the silence and forgets to mention her husband’.

Charlene used this video on social media to express gratitude to everyone who helped her during months of illness.

People could not hide their concern about Charlene, who was looking frail in photos taken last week on the streets, as they walked by the Palace of the Prince of 12th Century.

“We’re glad she’s back,” said a Rock cafe owner in his 50s who requested anonymity.

He acknowledged that he, like other Monegasques in the past, was frustrated at Charlene’s lack of visibility compared to other royals.

He said that there had been a time when it was clear she was reluctant to be a princess. But now, something is very different. There’s clearly something wrong with either her or the marriage, and we don’t know why.

Doubts over the central relationship to Monaco’s monarchy are nothing new.

Several residents living in the narrow medieval alleys of Monaco Ville confirmed to MailOnline that before she left for South Africa Charlene was spending most of her time outside the Palace, living in a modest two-bedroom apartment above an old chocolate factory about 300m away, rather than in the 12th Century Palace itself. 

One source said that she saw her often outside of the Palace, but she’d usually go alone, or with a guard, and never with Albert. It was clear she preferred to be in her apartment, not the palace.

MailOnline was also informed by a Monte Carlo source that Charlene will be proudly moving back to Palace to live like a Princess.

“That is what Monaco’s people want because they love the Royals and don’t want their Royals living apart.”

Charlene received criticisms before her trip to South Africa. She was accused of dividing her time among several properties other than the Palais.

Charlene decided to choose the Chocolate Factory, instead of living in secluded rooms with views over the Mediterranean and having a staff that includes butlers and cooks.

It only had two bedrooms, and had been used in the past by Albert’s sister, Princess Stéphanie.

Stéphanie, 56, led an extremely turbulent personal life herself that included two divorces and high-profile affairs with security guards and an elephant trainer.

Charlene also escaped Royal protocol, staying at RocAgel, a mountain resort on the outskirts Monaco. It was originally established for Albert’s mom, Grace Kelly (Hollywood star Grace Kelly), who died tragically in a car accident while driving up the steep hill to RocAgel.

Charlene also visited a vacation home on Corsica, a Mediterranean island.

Paris Match, the celeb bible, has always had particularly close ties with the Grimaldis – the ancient dynasty now headed by Albert and Charlene.

“Charlene and Albert are on the Verge Of Breaking Up?” Match, August’s headline.

It stated that there would be no photograph for the couple’s 10th wedding anniversary.

Pictured, Charlene at a Monaco gala in September 2020

Speaking to Monaco-Matin yesterday, Albert, 63, confirmed his wife has left the principality less than two weeks after returning from South Africa following a 10-month absence. Pictured, Charlene last month

Time away: Prince Albert (63), confirmed that his wife Charlene, 43, had left Monaco-Matin and was staying in a private location to’recover from tiredness’ away from their 6-year-old twins. Charlene (left), at the Monaco gala, September 2020; and Octobe in South Africa.

All the high-end French publications – the kind that Albert and Charlene would normally grant fawning interviews to – concurred.

Madame Figaro, a conservative and upmarket woman ran the headline “Are Charlene II and Albert II of Monaco about to divorce?”

Philippe Delorme, historian and author told the magazine that many people had the wrong impression. It was actually an arrangement marriage.

“Albert” chose Charlene as his wife because she resembled his mom. Charlene was clearly uncomfortable in the Grace Kelly role that they desired her to fill.

“As Karl Marx said, History repeats itself: First as tragedy and then as farce.”

Even the 2011 wedding was a lavish three-day affair that featured a performance by The Eagles. But, many were alarmed by the photos showing Charlene crying and her husband looking distant.

Charlene is notable for her inability to attend every major event held by the tax haven principleity this year.

The Monaco Grand Prix was held on May 23rd and the Fashion Awards were hosted by Princess Alexandra’s charity foundation on May 18.

Charlene famously cut off half of her head last December in the fashion of a punk rocker.

It was seen as the first sign that a crisis is worsening and could lead to a multimillion-pound divorce.

Charlene fled South Africa in a month following the revelation that Albert had filed another paternity suit last December.

According to a Brazilian woman, who can’t be identified for legal reasons, her 15-year old daughter is the product of an affair she had with Albert in 2004.

Charlene and Albert were not engaged yet, although they knew each other for 4 years following their meeting in Monaco at a gala of swimming in 2000.

The claimant’s lawyers were to request a DNA test at Milan’s court earlier in the year. His own counsel called the move ‘a hoax.

The parties have not yet commented, which could indicate that some sort of settlement has been reached. This is similar to what happened with Albert and his earlier lovers.

Jazmin Grace Grildi (now 29) and Alexandre Coste (17), are the results of Albert’s affair with an American agent for estates. Alexandre Coste was 17 when Alexandre’s mother is a former Togolese airline hostess.

They were both removed from Monaco’s lineage of succession and received large financial settlements.