Just a few days after her 44th birthday, the palace gave an update on Princess Charlene's health.
The "convalescence of H.S.H. Princess Charlene is currently continuing in a satisfying and very encouraging way," they said in a statement, adding that the blonde beauty's recovery and dental treatment "will still take several weeks."
That being said, she will be unable "to attend the festivities of the Sainte Dévote this year."
"With her husband H.S.H. Prince Albert II, she shares her heart with all Monegasques and residents on the occasion of these celebrations. As soon as her health will allow, it will be with joy that the Princess once again share moments of conviviality with them," the message concludes. "During this period, the Royal Couple requests that their private life and that of their children continue to be respected."
Earlier this week, it seemed like Charlene — who returned from being grounded in South Africa in November and then was moved to a treatment facility — was in good spirits on her big day, as she reposted a video on Instagram.
"@pcmfsouthafrica Happy birthday, Princess Charlene! 🌹We honour you for how much you always give of yourself to change people's lives around the world, your passion and dedication to saving and changing lives is truly an inspiration. ❤️We trust this video of your journey thus far reminds you just how loved and appreciated you are. ✨@hshprincesscharlene #pcmfsa #princesscharleneofmonaco #princesscharlene #happybirthday," the message read.
Last year, Charlene's husband, Prince Albert of Monaco, revealed that she was taking some time to recuperate after she had undergone various surgeries.
"Obviously there were consequences of her different surgeries and the procedures she underwent in the last few months," the royal continued. "That certainly was a factor, but at this point I prefer not to comment further. I can say she was suffering incredible fatigue. 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. A cold or the flu or God help us, COVID."