The ruler of Monaco, Prince Albert II, announced on Thursday that his wife Princess Charlene, has checked into a treatment facility for a brief leave.
“It is a private matter and we ask that the press respect the princess’s privacy at this time,” the prince told AFP, of his wife’s departure.
A woman who answered the phone at the princess’s office said Princess Charlene was in a treatment facility.
In January, Prince Albert gave an interview to Portuguese television, in which he lamented that he had not yet succeeded in making his wife happy and had no idea of her health issues, the New York Times reported. “My wife’s health is fragile,” he said. “We have both had difficult times.”
“We have had some difficulties, but we hope we can make it through,” he added. “We are both not comfortable about some of these issues.”
The couple were married in April 2011, two years after they met at a horse race in France. They have two children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.