Princess Charlene grieves death of her beloved dog

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Princess Charlene has been rocked by the death of one of her beloved dogs back home in Monaco. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Princess Charlene has been rocked by the death of one of her beloved dogs back home in Monaco. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene is mourning the death of one of her beloved Chihuahuas.

In a Instagram post, the 43-year-old, who is still in SA recovering from a series of operations resulting from a severe ear, nose and throat (ENT) infection earlier this year, wrote, "My little Angel died last night, she was run over. I will miss you so much, Rest in Peace."

She accompanied her post with a photo, seemingly taken late last year, of her holding the little pooch named Puppy.

(PHOTO: YOU magazine/Misha Jordaan)
Charlene with Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella and dogs Harley (left) and the late Puppy during YOU's interview at the Pink Palace in November 2019. (PHOTO: YOU magazine/Misha Jordaan)

During YOU's visit to Monaco's Pink Palace in 2019 where Charlene lives with her husband, Prince Albert, and their six-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, her two dogs, Puppy and Harley, did not stray far from her side as she chatted to us.

In an interview with YOU in July this year, she spoke about how much she "misses my husband, my babies and my doggies terribly."

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The former Olympic swimmer is an avid animal lover, who is involved in numerous conservation projects in SA including her own #ChasingZero campaign to stop rhino poaching.

Meanwhile Albert has said his wife, who has been medically grounded in the country since May, is said to return "very shortly" to Monaco.

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Prince Albert (seen here at the Sportel Awards on 5 October in Monte-Carlo) has assured the public that his wife is set to return home to Monaco shortly. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Her frail appearance in recent Instagram posts has sparked concern among her fans for her health, however in a new interview with People magazine, Albert (63) says his wife is "in good form and much better spirits" following her most recent operation on 8 October which involved a sinus correction.

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"She will be here way before [Monaco's] National Day on 19 November," he said, adding that he and their twins "miss her".

Charlene, who has been beset by rumours her 10-year marriage to Albert is in trouble, has also previously said how much she misses her family and can't wait to return to the tiny principality.

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Albert and the kids have visited her twice in SA, once in June when they were spotted on a game drive in KwaZulu-Natal and the second time in August when she shared new family photos on Instagram including one of her and Albert hugging.

Sources: Instagram,

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