Tuesday 18 December 2018

Monaco's young royals put on glamorous display - including an engagement ring and baby bump

Dimitri Rassam and Charlotte Casiraghi, left, and Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Casirahi, right
Dimitri Rassam and Charlotte Casiraghi, left, and Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Casirahi, right
Dimitri Rassam and Charlotte Casiraghi arrive at the Rose Ball 2018 To Benefit The Princess Grace Foundation at Sporting Monte-Carlo on March 24, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Casirahi arrive at the Rose Ball 2018 To Benefit The Princess Grace Foundation at Sporting Monte-Carlo on March 24, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Dimitri Rassam and Charlotte Casiraghi arrive at the Rose Ball 2018 To Benefit The Princess Grace Foundation at Sporting Monte-Carlo on March 24, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by PLS Pool/Getty Images)
Pierre Casiraghi (R) and his wife Beatrice Casiraghi arrive for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
Charlotte Casiraghi reacts as she arrives for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
(From L to R) Wife of the US Blues singer Henry Saint Clair Fredericks aka Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal, Caroline of Monaco Princess of Hanover, German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, Charlotte Casiraghi, Pierre Casiraghi, Beatrice Casiraghi and princess Alexandra of Hanover pose upon their arrival for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
Charlotte Casiraghi (R) and her partner Dimitri Rassam (L) pose upon their arrival for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018. The Rose Ball is one of the major charity events in Monaco. Created in 1954, it benefits the Princess Grace Foundation. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Wife of the US Blues singer Henry Saint Clair Fredericks aka Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal, Caroline of Monaco Princess of Hanover, German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, Charlotte Casiraghi, Pierre Casiraghi, Beatrice Casiraghi and princess Alexandra of Hanover pose upon their arrival for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
Charlotte Casiraghi (C) and her partner Dimitri Rassam arrive for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
Pierre Casiraghi (L) and his wife Beatrice Casiraghi arrive for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
Charlotte Casiraghi arrives for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
Pierre Casiraghi (L) and his wife Beatrice Casiraghi arrive for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
Charlotte Casiraghi (R) and her partner Dimitri Rassam (C) and Princess Alexandra of Hanover (L) pose upon their arrival for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
Charlotte Casiraghi (R) and her partner Dimitri Rassam (L) pose upon their arrival for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018. The Rose Ball is one of the major charity events in Monaco. Created in 1954, it benefits the Princess Grace Foundation. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Monaco's royal family mightn't make as many public appearances as their other European peers, but when they do, they deliver.

The young royals stepped out on Sunday night for all the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club with two notable accessories - Charlotte Casiraghi's new engagement ring and Beatrice Borromeo's reported baby bump. Charlotte, who is the daughter of Princess Caroline of Hanover, announced she and long-term love Dimitri Rassam, a film producer, are due to wed this summer.

Dimitri Rassam and Charlotte Casiraghi arrive at the Rose Ball 2018 To Benefit The Princess Grace Foundation at Sporting Monte-Carlo on March 24, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by PLS Pool/Getty Images)
Dimitri Rassam and Charlotte Casiraghi arrive at the Rose Ball 2018 To Benefit The Princess Grace Foundation at Sporting Monte-Carlo on March 24, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by PLS Pool/Getty Images)

She was joined by her other half, who opted for a classic black tuxedo, while she turned heads in an asymmetric black gown with contrasting ostrich feather trim by Saint Laurent.

It was an evening of celebrations as Charlotte's brother Pierre and his wife Beatrice, whom he wed in 2015, are expecting their second child. Hello! magazine reported in January that the Italian journalist was pregnant and she debuted her baby bump last night in a black gown by Alberta Ferretti. The couple have a one-year-old son Stefano together.

Beatrice is believed to be due to give birth in May. Pierre's uncle Prince Albert of Monaco spoke excitedly about his sister Princess Caroline's grandmotherly instincts. 

"She’s a very good mother, and probably an even better grandmother now if that’s possible," he said last year.

Pierre Casiraghi (R) and his wife Beatrice Casiraghi arrive for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
Pierre Casiraghi (R) and his wife Beatrice Casiraghi arrive for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018

"She really raised her kids well. Without a father for many years, that’s important. I’m incredibly proud of her children and to have them turn out as they have, that’s a tribute to her."

Pierre Casiraghi (L) and his wife Beatrice Casiraghi arrive for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
Pierre Casiraghi (L) and his wife Beatrice Casiraghi arrive for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
Charlotte Casiraghi (C) and her partner Dimitri Rassam arrive for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018
Charlotte Casiraghi (C) and her partner Dimitri Rassam arrive for the annual Rose Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco, on March 24, 2018

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