Princess Charlene is seeking treatment for “incredible fatigue” and “exhaustion, both emotional and physical,” Prince Albert told People magazineIn an extraordinaryly candid article, published Friday

His wife, of 10 years, is now in an outside facility. She will be receiving care over the coming weeks.

After a six month stay in South Africa, the princess was only just returning to Monaco. faced a number of health complicationsThis Her return was delayed.

Albert stated that the situation changed shortly after she arrived and was reunited with her husband and their twins eleven days ago. He told People that things “went pretty well in the first few hours, and then it became pretty evident that she was unwell.”

“She was clearly exhausted, physically and emotionally,” he said. “She was overwhelmed and couldn’t face official duties, life in general or even family life.”

“She hadn’t slept well in a number of days and she wasn’t eating at all well. She has lost a lot of weight, which made her vulnerable to other potential ailments,” Albert explained, adding that the current issues she’s facing are not related to COVID-19, cancer or plastic surgery.

Prince Albert, Princess Charlene and Prince Philip attend Monaco Palace’s cocktail party for the 55th Monte Carlo Television Festival on June 17, 2015.
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People was told by Albert that he had staged an intervention after returning from his trip on Sunday. He sat down and talked with Charlene and her brother-in-law.

“She was already in favor of it. We knew that,” he said. “We only wanted it confirmed in front of us. We just wanted to let her know that we love and support her. That she shouldn’t worry about anything else. That we all love her, that her children love her, and that we only want the best for her.”

According to Albert, the sit-down “went very well” and Charlene was “very calm and understanding.”

“She realized herself that she needed help,” he said. “You can’t force anyone to understand that they need treatment, they have to accept that themselves.”

Despite the rampant speculation over the years ― and especially the past few months ― about the state of Albert and Charlene’s marriage, the sovereign told the magazine that “this has nothing to do with our relationship.”

“I want to make that very clear,” he said, adding that the nature of Charlene’s care is a “private matter.”

“These are not problems within our relationship; not with the relationship between a husband and wife. It’s of a different nature.”

On Tuesday, speculation over the princess’ health and whereabouts began as the Palais Princier de Monaco released a statement that Charlene would not be attending National Day on Friday because she was battling “poor health.”

“The princess is currently convalescing and will continue to do so for the coming weeks, allowing her time to recover from a state of profound general fatigue,” the palace said, via Tatler. “In order to protect the comfort and privacy essential to her recovery, the princess’ location will remain strictly confidential.”

At the National Day celebrations on Friday, Charlene and Albert’s 6-year-old twins held signs that said “We miss you Mommy” and “We love you Mommy.”

Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques hold a message for their mother, Princess Charlene, at the balcony of Monaco Palace during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day on Nov. 19, 2021.
Prince Jacques, Princess Gabriella, and Princess Charlene hold a message to their mother Princess Charlene on the balcony at Monaco Palace, during the festivities marking Monaco’s National Day (Nov. 19, 2021).
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Albert spoke to People magazine to clarify reports about Charlene earlier in the year. was seeking exileOr you can leave him.

Both have faced relationship scrutiny for yearsThis is especially true after it became known that the prince secretly had two children with his second wife. He currently faces paternity claims for a third child.

They stayed in separate hotels after their 2011 wedding. A Monaco palace official said that this was due to working meetings.

Princess Charlene of Monaco wipes away a tear as she and Prince Albert II of Monaco leave Sainte Devote church after their religious wedding ceremony at the Prince's Palace of Monaco on July 2, 2011 in Monaco.
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco weep as they leave Sainte Devote Church after their religious marriage ceremony on July 2, 2011, in Monaco.
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