• Princess Charlene, Prince Albert and their twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella traveled to Norway this week
  • The family stepped out for the opening of the "Sailing the Sea of Science" exhibit at the Fram Museum in Oslo Wednesday
  • The royals shared an unexpected kiss outside the museum, weeks after she shut down rumors concerning their marriage

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco put on a rare display of affection during their first international trip together this year.

This week, the royal couple visited Norway with their 7-year-old twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella in the couple's first official overseas trip together since Princess Charlene's return to public life earlier this year, People reported.

The family stepped out for the opening of the "Sailing the Sea of Science" exhibit at the Fram Museum in Oslo Wednesday. They were joined by Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

Outside the museum, Princess Charlene and Prince Albert shared an unexpected kiss.

Their rare PDA moment came shortly after she dispelled rumors surrounding their marriage.

Princess Charlene was stuck in South Africa for more than six months last year due to an ear, nose and throat infection which necessitated a number of corrective surgeries. She returned to Monaco in November 2021 but left again shortly after to undergo a four-month treatment in a professional facility in Switzerland for profound emotional and physical exhaustion.

However, following her return to Monaco in March, rumors have swirled around her marriage to Prince Albert, with reports suggesting that Princess Charlene plans to leave Monaco and has bought a home outside Geneva, Switzerland.

She directly addressed the rumors last month, telling reporters: "You want to talk about rumors of divorce or my new home in Switzerland?"

"I still find it regrettable that certain media peddle such rumors about my life, my relationship," Princess Charlene continued. "Like everyone else, we are human beings, and like all human beings we have emotions, weaknesses, only our family is exposed to the media and the slightest weakness is relayed."

Princess Charlene's prolonged absence from Monaco last year caused her to miss her and Prince Albert's 10th wedding anniversary and sparked rumors of a rift in the couple's marriage. The couple consistently denied these tabloid reports.

Last year, German magazine Bunte and France's Paris Match both claimed that Princess Charlene and Prince Albert were no longer together. The latter claimed she had no intention of returning to Monaco, while the former alleged that the princess had been house-hunting near Johannesburg, South Africa.

In July 2021, Princess Charlene had explained that she couldn't return home to Monaco because her ENT infection wouldn't allow her inner pressure to "equalize," meaning she couldn't fly above 20,000 feet.

Last month, another French magazine, Voici, claimed that Prince Albert had to pay his wife $12.5 million annually to stay with him.

However, an anonymous insider denied this claim, telling Page Six that while Princess Charlene "has a generous prenup," Prince Albert "doesn't have to pay her to stay."

"After being away for so long during her illness, Charlene is so happy to be back with Albert and the kids," the insider added. "They spend every weekend in their country place. Albert is fully supportive of Charlene and is also helping her with her charities."

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MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 17: Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco attend the opening ceremony during the 61st Monte Carlo TV Festival on June 17, 2022 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images