Monaco National Day was celebrated by Princess Charlene at her “secret location” with an Instagram posting of the flag. It came just hours after Prince Albert informed her that she is not in Monaco. 

There is mystery surrounding Princess Charlene’s whereabouts after Prince Albert, now 63 confirmed her wife of 43 years, left the Principality. He said that she was deteriorating and would like to see her’recover from tiredness’ away from Prince Albert and their twins, aged six and six.    

‘She is better but she still needs rest and peace,’ he said in an article in Monaco-Matin translated from French. “She’s not yet in the Principality, but she will soon be available for us to see her.

“I can’t tell you anything more because of my discretion.” It is not only physical tiredness that can be treated, but also mental. 

Charlene posted a hidden location video last night of a choir performing the first section of Monaco’s national anthem on Instagram along with a clip showing a flag blowing in the wind.   

Princess Charlene shared a video of Monaco's national anthem and flag on her Instagram last night, hours after Prince Albert confessed his wife is no longer in the country

Last night Princess Charlene uploaded a video to her Instagram of Monaco’s national flag and anthem, just hours after Prince Albert admitted his wife wasn’t in the country. 

The mother-of-two shared the video, which shows the Monaco flag blowing in the wind while a choir sings the national anthem, on her Instagram page overnight

On her Instagram, the mom-of-two posted the clip, in which the Monaco flag is blowing in wind and a choir singing the national anthem.

Princess Charlene is not set to celebrate Monaco's National Day celebrations with her husband today as she has in previous years (pictured in 2019)

As she did in the past, Princess Charlene won’t be there to share Monaco’s National Day Celebrations today with her husband (image in 2019). 

Every year, November 19th is the National Day of Monaco. Also known as Sovereign Prince’s Day.

On the same day Prince Albert of Monaco ascensued to the throne, the annual holiday occurs. The monarch determined the date of the National Day. Precedent Princes frequently chose the feast day for the saint that they were named.

On National Day, fireworks are usually lit over the harbour and there is a mass at St. Nicholas Cathedral in the morning. 

Subtitles accompanying the video read: ‘Forever, in our land, One flag has flown in the wind, Forever, the colours red and white, Have symbolised our liberty, Adults and children have always respected them.’

Yesterday, Albert said their children, Jacques and Gabriella, had ‘suffered from the absence of their mother’ but that he had compensated by stepping up to take a more active role 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 added, “This time is extremely crucial.” [the children’s] life – the way they grow up helps them see the world.

“And, if either parent is away due to medical reasons, then the other parent must be present. Many of my acquaintances and friends have told me how they wish that they were there to support their children at an age when they are more involved in their careers or family life. This is not what I would like to regret. 

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.

This comes just days after Charlene was informed by the House of Grimaldi that she will not be attending Monaco’s National Day Celebrations, one of the most important events on the royal calendar.

Charlene, 43, returned to her husband and twins Jacques and Gabriella in Monaco last Monday following a 10-month absence while she recovered from surgery following a sinus infection she contracted during a solo charity trip to her native South Africa earlier this year.

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

Yesterday, Monaco-Matin heard that Prince Albert, 63 confirmed the departure of his wife 43-years-old Charlene. She is now staying in a private location away from Albert and their 6-year-old twins. Charlene (left), at the Monaco gala, September 2020; and her frail appearance in South Africa in October.

Charlene has appeared more frail in recent months, prompting concerns from royal followers. Pictured, the princess in a post shared from South Africa in October, before her return

Charlene’s condition has gotten worse in recent months. This is causing concern among royal supporters. Photo of Charlene in South Africa. This was taken before she returned. 

This photo shared by Charlene from South Africa in July prompted well-wishes from concerned fans. The princess is now receiving treatment for 'tiredness'

Charlene, a South African woman who shared the photo in July received well-wishes. Now, the princess is receiving care for “tiredness”.

In the days after her arrival, Charlene’s sister-in-law Chantell Wittstock, told MailOnline the princess may not be returning to the palace and did not plan to immediately return to public engagements, although she later retracted the remark.

Charlene was living in Monaco’s modest apartment with two bedrooms above a chocolate factory, about 300m away. She could possibly return to the house. 

When asked if the Princess would return to their arm’s length arrangement, Charlene Wittstock (married to Sean), said that she didn’t yet know. It’s likely she’ll be travelling between them, depending on where her comfort is.

“None of this is yet clear. She’s only recently returned, so everyone is still finding their feet. She is excited to be back with her children and she’s excited for them to meet their mother again.

“So we will see where she settles. It will also be her husband, and her children.

Ms Wittstock responded to questions about the media coverage of Prince Albert’s brother-in-law’s wedding. However, I can tell you that the princess is currently in Monaco with her husband. 

Charlene with her son Jacques, six, on her return to Monaco last Monday. Since her return from South Africa, there has been speculation as to when the princess will resume her duties

Charlene, with six-year old son Jacques, when she returned to Monaco on Monday. There has been much speculation since her South African return about when she will resume her duties.

In the days after her arrival, Charlene's sister-in-law Chantell Wittstock, told MailOnline the princess would not be returning to the palace and did not plan to immediately return to public engagements. Prince Albert has continued to carry out royal duties on his own (pictured)

Charlene Wittstock’s sister-in law Chantell Wittstock informed MailOnline in the days following her arrival that Charlene would not be returning home to the palace. Also, she did not intend to return immediately to public appearances. Prince Albert continued his royal duties alone (pictured). 

Prince Albert added their children, Jacques and Gabriella, had 'suffered from the absence of their mother' but that he had compensated by stepping up to take a more active role in their lives. Picture, Albert and Charlene embracing during Albert's visit to South Africa in August

Prince Albert said that their children, Jacques, and Gabriella had’suffered the loss of their mother’, but that he had made up for it by taking a greater role in their lives. Picture of Albert and Charlene kissing during Albert’s August visit to South Africa

Later, she retracts her statements, saying that Charlene will be living with her husband, children and parents. However, the most recent comments by Prince Albert show otherwise. 

Meanwhile, Prince Albert has continued to carry out royal duties on his own.

The couple released a statement on Tuesday saying that the Princess was currently in a period of convalescing. They will keep doing so until Her recovery from profound general fatigue.

The statement said the couple have ‘both decided that a period of calm and rest is necessary to ensure the very best recovery for Princess Charlene’s health.’   

It continued: ‘In order to protect the comfort and privacy essential to Her recovery, the Princess’ location will remain strictly confidential.

“The Princess is looking forward to returning to her Princely duties as well as spending time with her Monegasques, once her health allows.”    

This will invariably cast doubt over last week’s photocall when Charlene, Albert and their kids were reunited after a 10-month separation from Monaco. 

Charlene was unable to spend time with her family as she recuperated from surgery for a sinus infection that she had contracted on a charity solo trip in January.

Separate lives? Before she left in January, Charlene had raised eyebrows by living in a modest two-bedroom apartment above an old chocolate factory about 300m away, rather than in the Palace itself, as illustrated. There is debate over whether she might return to the property

Separate lives? Charlene lived in an apartment with two bedrooms above a chocolate factory 300m from the Palace. This raised eyebrows before she moved on to January. The possibility of her returning to the property is up for debate.

Low-key: Instead of enjoying palatial rooms overlooking the Mediterranean, and a domestic staff including butlers and cooks, the apartment, pictured, is a pared back apartment

 Low-key: Instead of enjoying palatial rooms overlooking the Mediterranean, and a domestic staff including butlers and cooks, the apartment, pictured, is a pared back apartment

French commentators were skeptical about the reunion that was shared via Instagram amid intense speculation over the status of the Grimaldis’ marriage.

Charlene’s time away followed fresh allegations last December that Albert had fathered a love-child (which would be his third, if proven) with an unnamed Brazilian woman during the time when he and Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer for South Africa, were already in a relationship.

Charlene’s future public appearances was also a topic of conversation.

“That does not happen overnight. This is going to be a slow pace. She will spend her time right now with her kids and family.

Charlene, who wed Prince Albert II of Monaco 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 may be headed for divorce. Albert took their children to visit in August

Charlene was married to Prince Albert II in Monaco in 2011 and has spent much of the year in South Africa. There has been speculation that they may soon be divorcing. Albert brought their children to see them in August

Charlene and Albert went on their own solo trips to South Africa and Monaco in nine months. 

January 27,Charlene and Albert are pictured together 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 uploads an Instagram photo of Albert, Charlene and their twins Jacques & Gabriella to celebrate Easter.

The exact location of the photo is not known.

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

May 10, 2010 –Albert goes to 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, 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 mark their 10th Anniversary separately. In a statement, Her Serene Hness Princess Charlene wrote that this year would be their first anniversary without me being with him.

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. Charlene undergoes a four-hour operation. The cause isn’t known. 

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

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

September 1, – 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 23rd – 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 

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

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 announces that Princess Charlene left Monaco. He is now recovering at a secret place. 

“All that we can tell you right now, is that all her South African procedures were successful. Medically, she is now able to fly home. That’s the reason she is back in Monaco, with her family. 

She stated that the Princess Charlene Foundation of Monaco, which supports water safety in Africa and wildlife conservation, will soon be expanded to include the entire continent.

The main reason that she traveled to Africa to begin Foundation projects was when she became ill. However, the Foundation team in South Africa continued all her Foundation projects and made sure she got everything she wanted.

“Even in recovery, during between procedures, Princess tried to still be totally hands-on, on the ground, and work alongside us. 

As of next year, the foundation will expand into all of Africa.

“As far Charlene goes. It’s a positive outlook and it is clear that Charlene is going to be back at her best and go full steam ahead. This is not something that will happen in an instant.

This new development will fuel intense speculation about the future marriage between Charlene and Albert.

French media greeted Monday’s photos with an abundance of skepticalness.

Albert, six year-old twins Princess Gabriella, and Prince Jacques, were waiting at Monte Carlo helipad for her. A hand-picked photographer joined the family inside Palace walls to take the “reunion” photos.

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

The ‘Reunion Of Albert and Charlene Monaco: Where do They Sleep?’ Gala in Paris, France was headlined with the following question on Tuesday.

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.

The shadow of the Palace 12th-century Prince’s Palace was visible in the crowds. People couldn’t hide their concern about Charlene after seeing the pictures of Charlene’s frailty.

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

He confessed that, in years past, he had, along with many Monegasques expressed dissatisfaction at Charlene’s less prominent status than 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.

Charlene appears to have retreated behind Palace ramparts, which suggests that there is a wall surrounding her.

The Palace’s press officer stated that she was unable to return phone calls via MailOnline, and didn’t respond to our list of questions.

There are no new doubts regarding the central relationship between Monaco’s royal family and Monaco.

MailOnline was informed by several residents who live in narrow alleyways of Monaco Ville that Charlene spent most of her time at home before leaving for South Africa.

According to one source, “We frequently saw her outside the Palace. She would often be alone or with an arm guard.” However, it is clear that Albert was not with her – she prefers the apartment over 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 was criticised for her split between multiple properties, including the Palais, which is the official residence for the Sovereign Albert II, before she traveled to South Africa.

Charlene chose to visit the Chocolate Factory instead of living in palatial 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 spent months without her family in her native South Africa while she recovered from surgery following a sinus infection she contracted during a solo charity trip earlier this year. Pictured, Albert with Charlene on a visit to see his wife in South Africa in August

Charlene was unable to see her family for months in South Africa as she recuperated from surgery after a sinus infection that she had contracted on a charity solo trip. Charlene with Albert during a August visit to South Africa. 

Prince Charlene’s troubles and triumphs with the Monaco royals 

1987 – Bea Fiedler claims Daniel, her German topless-model son, was prince’s baby.

1992 – An American national files an action for paternity against Prince Jazmin Grace.

2000: Princess Charlene and Prince Albert meet at the Mare Nostrum swimming contest in Monte Carlo

2005 – A former flight attendant claimed that Prince Albert was her child. According to her, DNA testing requested by Monegasque officials had proven his parents.

A few days prior to his throne on 12 July 2012, the Prince confirmed via Lacoste his legal son Alexandre.

2006 – A DNA test proved the parentage of Albert Grace. He then gave a statement to his lawyer confirming that Albert is Jazmin Grace.

2010 – Princess Charlene and Prince Albert Announce Their Engagement

2011. 2011 – It was reported that Princess Charlene fled two days prior to the wedding, after learning from Prince Albert that she had a third child with her. Charlene, it was claimed, tried three times to escape South Africa before the arranged marriage. At one point she took refuge at her country’s Paris Embassy.

According to reports, Monaco officials coaxed her by brokering an agreement between Prince Charles and his unwilling bride. It stipulated that she would provide the prince with a legal heir. Then she could leave at her will.

Charlene experienced a flood of emotions during her wedding while her husband watched impassively. Charlene, Princess Charlene later in the year admitted she felt “very lonely” in Monaco.

2012: Princess Charlene was said to have been ‘depressed’ at not being able to leave her husband with an heir.

2014 – In May, the announcement of a pregnancy was made. Charlene, the mother of twins Prince Gabriella and heir apparent to the throne Prince Jacques gave birth in December to twins.

2017 – Princess Charlene visited Africa in 2017, and told media, ‘I am African. This is my heritage. It will be forever. It’s in me and my veins.

2019 – In rare interviews, Princess Charlene admitted it’s sometimes difficult to smile, and that the year was’very painful.’ Another interview revealed she considered motherhood exhausting.

2020: Charlene displays a surprising half-shaved style. Prince Albert of Monaco, who is defending explosive claims that he had a third child with his secret girlfriend prior to marrying Princess Charlene, will be appearing in court.

2021, January 27, 2021: Charlene with Albert at Sainte Devote Ceremony. Monaco. This is her last visit to Monaco in this calendar year.

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 treacherous road towards Roc Agel.

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.

Are Charlene and Albert at Risk of Breaking Up, Match August featured the headline “Charlene and Albert on the Verge of Breaking Up”

The note stated, “There won’t be a photo of their 10th wedding anniversary,”

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

Madame Figaro was a very conservative, upmarket candidate. She ran with the bold headline: “Are Charlene & Albert II of Monaco on verge of Divorce?”

Philippe Delorme (author and historian) told the magazine, “Lots were misled into believing it to be an arranged marriage.

Charlene felt uncomfortable playing the Grace Kelly part that Albert wanted.

Karl Marx stated that history repeats itself.

It was an extravagant three-day celebration that included a performance of the Eagles. However, some were worried by photographs of the bride crying with her husband. Charlene later claimed that she was only emotional.

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

These include the Monaco Grand Prix, May 23rd, and Fashion Awards on May 18th hosted by Princess Grace’s charitable foundation.

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

This was seen by many as the first indication of an ever-growing crisis, which could result in a divorce worth millions.

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.

Although Albert and Charlene weren’t yet engaged, they were already friends for over four years. They met at a Monaco swimming gala in 2000.

Albert was to be questioned by lawyers for his claim. However, Albert’s own counsel dismissed the matter as ‘a hoax.

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

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi is 29 years old and is the product of Albert’s affair and Alexandre Coste is 17-years old. Alexandre Coste is an American estate agent.

In return for large financial settlements, both children were taken out of Monaco’s succession line.