Royals Princess Charlene Shares Smiling Shot of Herself One Month After Leaving Hospital: 'God Bless' The Princess of Monaco shared a simple shot of herself grinning ear-to-ear in front of what appears to be a Bible in her first photo since her health scare in South Africa By Abigail Adams Abigail Adams Instagram Twitter Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 3, 2021 03:43 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Princess Charlene in a photo from her Instagram on October 2. Photo: Princess Charlene/Instagram Princess Charlene is all smiles in her latest Instagram post! Charlene, 43, shared a simple shot of herself grinning ear-to-ear with what appears to be a Bible lying open in front of her on Sunday. It marks her first photo since being discharged from a South Africa hospital following a medical scare one month ago. "God Bless ❤," she captioned the image. Charlene has remained in South Africa as doctors addressed an infection that developed after a previous ENT surgery. The Monaco Palace said the princess went to the hospital on Sept. 1 after collapsing "due to complications from the severe ear, nose and throat infection she contracted in May," according to the U.K.'s Express. Princess Charlene Has Tried 'to Pull the Whole Family Together' Prince Albert, Charlene's husband, told PEOPLE in September that his wife's return to Monaco "depends on what her doctors say," adding that she's said it could possibly be "late October." "But that was before this most recent round of appointments," he noted. "I'm pretty sure we can cut that time frame a little short." Princess Charlene. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Albert later confirmed his wife is "ready" to return home to Monaco. "She's jokingly said that she's ready to stowaway on a ship to come back to Europe," he shared. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Last month, Albert criticized the media's recent coverage of their marriage in another interview with PEOPLE, stating she never left Monaco "in a huff" as previously reported. "It was only supposed to be a weeklong, 10-day maximum stay, and [she is still there now] because she had this infection all these medical complications arose," Albert explained. "She didn't go into exile," he continued. "It was absolutely just a medical problem which had to be treated."