Prince Albert says: 'Princess Charlene is doing much better'

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Prince Albert says Princess Charlene is "much better" following her recent health problems.

The former Olympic swimmer is still in recovery after her months-long stay in South Africa last year. The princess contracted an ENT infection, and after several complications, was unable to return home to her husband, the reigning monarch, and their twin children.

Since her eventual departure in November, however, she's continued to recover at an undisclosed location away from the palace as she battles extreme fatigue. Sources close to the princess confirmed she's "extremely happy to be back home with her family," despite ongoing speculation of a royal split between Charlene and Albert.

Now, per People, speaking to local newspaper Monaco-Matin, Prince Albert confirms: "Princess Charlene is doing much better, and I hope she will be back in the Principality very soon."

The update comes after the palace shared the former Olympic swimmer had been recovering "in a satisfying and very encouraging way," though treatment at a clinic would "still take several weeks".

The prince told People at the time: "She was clearly exhausted, physically and emotionally. She was overwhelmed and couldn't face official duties, life in general or even family life."  

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