PHOTO | Princess Charlene poses alongside Prince Albert and twins in new Christmas card

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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene pose with their twins Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques.
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene pose with their twins Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques.
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Princess Charlene has taken to Instagram sharing a new Christmas photo with her family.

The former Olympic swimmer, who recently returned to Monaco after months of recovery in South Africa, stands alongside husband Prince Albert and the couple's twins, Princess Gabrielle and Prince Jacques, in an illustrated portrait.

"Wishing everyone a beautiful and safe festive season," Charlene captioned the post, "all my love."

The portrait is notably different to years past in that it's an illustration rather than a photo, which usually sees the royal family in their best dresses and suits. Charlene, however, is still in recovery. Channel24 reported, following her return home in November, the princess had been recovering at a secret location outside of Monaco.

Amid ongoing rumours of a royal split, Prince Albert told People at the time the decision to seek further medical treatment for Charlene was one the couple decided on together, along with assistance from the princess' brothers, as she'd been suffering from "exhaustion, both emotional and physical".

"I'm probably going to say this several times, but this has nothing to do with our relationship. I want to make that very clear," he added. "These are not problems within our relationship, not with the relationship between a husband and wife. It's of a different nature."

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