If Princess Charlene was spending the Christmas holiday in Monaco with her husband and children, I’m sure the Prince’s Palace would have said so. I can only assume then that Charlene is still in an undisclosed location, a treatment center somewhere in Europe, where she is receiving treatment for as-yet undisclosed health issues. Charlene has been MIA since early December – shortly after her return to Monaco from South Africa, Albert and Charlene’s family did some kind of intervention, and she went into treatment. She also missed her children’s birthday.
So in lieu of a traditional family portrait for Christmas, Charlene’s Instagram account posted this artist’s rendering of the first family of Monaco. The artist did well with everyone but Princess Gabriella – Gabriella looks a bit different than that, but that’s a great representation of Jacques, Charlene and Albert. Especially considering it was probably done last-minute. Also: very doubtful that Charlene actually posted this. I think Albert and his people have her Instagram password and they’re fully in control of her account now.
Last week, Jacques and Gabriella passed out gifts to children alongside their aunt Stephanie. All wore masks, so at least that’s something.
Photos courtesy of Backgrid.
I find this whole situation so sad at this point. It really does feel like she was hiding out in SA, delaying her return because she knew this would happen.
Note to BRF – see how all the family members are together and in physical contact? See how the children are on the same level … not one elevated or posed specially?
If Charlene and Albert can do it, and they’ve barely been on the same continent all year, maybe you can too, even just for a single picture/artist’s rendition. And yes, this means you Will and Kate.
At least for your official once a year family portrait.
This card reminds me of H&M’s from last year, by the artist that illustrated “The Bench”.
@ North of Boston, and what, not have the opportunity to look at ME, ME, ME…..Mumbles McMutton would never consider a portrait that represented the family as equal OR take away from the fact that she IS the king maker of Baldingham, saving the entire Monarchy from rabid flying bats attacking Britain OR her opportunity to show her maniacal hyena smile? No, no, no! Mumbles McMutton would never allow that to happen.
It’s cute. The illustration makes me think of the sussexes last Christmas card. The influence lol. Mostly, it’s sad though to think that Charlene is not with her kids. I hope she’s okay.
That’s exactly what I thought too. H&M really are trend setters in the best way. It’s a lovely card and I can’t wait to see H&M card this year …if they release one, fingers crossed
Agree- that card is adorable! Whimsical. I hope Charlene is getting better and can be with her family (if that’s what she wants) soon.
I know……an illustrated card just like H&M card from last year!
it is a cute card; hope for the best for Charlene
It’s a really lovely family portrait. I wish more people did something like this — an illustrated fantasy scene — instead of the ubiquitous white linen clothing on a beach photos at Christmas.
I do like it and wish I could get one done of my family but the one thing that was strange to me was that Gabriella looks just like she did in last years Christmas card photo. I was reading about it and they also posted the pics from the last few years and I had to keep going back and forth between the two thinking they were from the same year. Her hair, dress, and shoes are the same as last year. Weird.
OOPS! Sorry, I posted the same thing above before I scrolling down and saw your posts! Great minds, ladies 😊
It’s a nice card. I will just continue to wish Charlene and the kids all the best.
It’s a really cute card. This is such a strange situation I don’t know what is going on but best wishes to that family. Also, random thought, but Jacques looks incredibly like Kelsey Grammar.
lol Hmmm… interesting 😄
I’ve always thought he looks like Charlene, and Gabby is Albert’s mini-me.
Kelsey Grammer is a new one lol, but I can kind of see it. I looked at pictures of young Kelsey Grammer and I did see a resemblance somewhat. But Jacques takes after Charlene and Gabriella takes after Albert from what I can see.
I think this is Charlene posting. Albert would much prefer not having attention drawn to the situation and Charlene posting keeps people interested in what’s happening. Hiwever I think he is the one who should have been posting a family xmas card wishing all a merry xmas and health etc. Wouldn’t that be appropriate in his position?
Albert has given a few interviews about Charlene so I don’t think he’s upset about the attention. He’s the one who announced that she was going away.
Albert got a nice trimmed version of himself for the artwork.
Did anyone read the original article about them putting her in a treatment facility. There’s a line in there about Albert along with his sisters and her family wanted to hear it for themselves her decision. They never clarified what that was and now she’s locked away somewhere. But sad everyone is taking Californians influence and making it into their own without anyone calling anyone out on it.
Where is Charlene? It reminds me of the situation of the Chinese tennis player who is being persecuted by her government for calling out a high-level rapist. I get a similar vibe with Charlene. I wish she could be released to go back to South Africa. She’s really suffering and the whole world does nothing. She also reminds me of the princesses from Dubai or Saudi Arabia running away from their marriages and being missing/dead. I’m not saying Charlene’s case is equivalent to the others, but there is a whiff of off-stage dirty business being cleaned up by hiding a woman from the world, or whatever else is going on. So not okay.
What a silly card. All she’s doing by posting it is keeping the drama alive and that’s what I have come to believe is the truth. Albert may be all we hear about him but Charlene is equally manipulative. So sad her kids have to suffer.
No-one knows if she is alive. She should not have gone back to Monaco, because all the same stories being published over and over creates the illusion that she is still alive, while the prince now happily carries on with his life. Soon we will be informed that she has succumbed to her illness, so that the Palace can be happy at last with her out of the way.