Princess Charlene of Monaco has had a tough year with regards to her health, spending a majority of her time in South Africa for treatment, followed by admission to a Swiss treatment facility. Despite the difficulties, the Princess has made a steady return to public life, starting with attending the Monaco E-Prix with her husband Prince Albert. She has also attended various other engagements, including the Sainte Dévote Rugby Tournament, the Monte Carlo Fashion Awards, and the F1 in Monaco.
In May, French media reported that Prince Albert had agreed to pay Princess Charlene £10 million a year to ensure that she fulfilled her consort role. However, a spokesperson for the Palace denies these claims. The Princess also attends the 73rd Red Cross Gala in Monte Carlo, holds hands with Prince Albert for a portrait to mark their 11th anniversary, and visits the Vatican for a private audience with Pope Francis.
In September, Princess Charlene attends the Queen’s funeral in London alongside her husband Prince Albert. She also surprises everyone with a solo visit to Paris Fashion Week. Later that year, she wows again on a solo emotional visit to an animal shelter and attends the annual Princess Grace Awards in New York.
For the holidays, the royal couple spends time with their children Gabriella and Jacques at various events, including the Monaco Christmas village and tree ceremony. Princess Charlene also expresses that she feels much better and has more energy in an interview with Monaco Matin. In December, the couple releases a stylish family Christmas card, and Prince Albert praises his wife for turning things around and calling her year a tough one.
Throughout 2022, the Princess made a steady recovery, attended multiple engagements, and was able to spend time with her family. It was a year full of progress, and she has improved significantly since being admitted to the Swiss treatment facility.