Is Princess Charlene leaving her royal life behind? The Olympian's official Instagram account mysteriously disappeared shortly after rumors began to circulate that Charlene and her husband, Prince Albert, were living separate lives.
The palace has been fighting off whispers of marital strife for years, but they have yet to address the report that they are living in different countries.
Prior to the influx of breakup rumors, Charlene took a step back from royal life, and she temporarily relocated to South Africa while she healed from an ongoing ear, nose and throat infection.
"I'm really proud of my wife. Charlene's doing really well. As you can see for yourself, she's been active in any number of different events. Charlene's engaging more in public life and looking after things that she's passionate about," Albert told an outlet after the royal returned home to Monaco.
"My wife's been visiting different Monaco establishments like The Red Cross and visiting people in their homes," he continued. "She's really enjoying doing things together and with the kids, so this year is ending on a very, a very high note. We're truly thrilled about how things are."
"As you know, last year...last year was a very tough year for her — and the beginning of this year," he shared. "And she's really turned it around in an incredible way."
Charlene's condition forced her to take a step back from royal duties, but it opened the door to speculation — and publications slowly began to say Albert and Charlene split.
"She was clearly exhausted, physically and emotionally. She was overwhelmed and couldn't face official duties, life in general or even family life," Albert said.
Hello! reported on Charlene's Instagram account.