Tuesday 18 December 2018

Princess Charlene stuns in glittering Versace gown in loved-up show with Prince Albert

Princess Charlene of Monaco arrives to attend the 70th annual Red Cross Gala at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club on July 27, 2018 in Monaco
Princess Charlene of Monaco arrives to attend the 70th annual Red Cross Gala at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club on July 27, 2018 in Monaco
Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco pose duing the dance at the 70th Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala on July 27, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Eric Mathon / Le Palais Princier / Monte-Carlo-SBM)
Prince Albert II of Monaco (L) and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrive to attend the 70th annual Red Cross Gala at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club on July 27, 2018 in Monaco
Prince Albert II of Monaco (L) and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrive to attend the 70th annual Red Cross Gala at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club on July 27, 2018 in Monaco
Princess Charlene of Monaco arrives to attend the 70th annual Red Cross Gala at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club on July 27, 2018 in Monaco
Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco look on from the podium during the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 27, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco look on from the podium during the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 27, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Monaco's Princess Charlene made a glittering entrance to the Red Cross Gala alongside husband of seven years Prince Albert.

The former Olympic swimmer (40) and her royal husband are patrons of the event and have been supporting the annual event, now in its 70th year, for the last 12 years. She made a typically chic appearance in a plunging chainmail gown by Versace, her preferred designer of choice, with a diamond ear cuff by Repossi.

The gala, which Albert described as "unique", is an institution among Monaco's royals and he spoke fondly of memories of seeing his late parents, Princess Grace and Prince Rainier getting ready for the event.

"There’s great history there. It’s the highlight of the summer in terms of social and charity events," he told People.

Prince Albert II of Monaco (L) and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrive to attend the 70th annual Red Cross Gala at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club on July 27, 2018 in Monaco
Prince Albert II of Monaco (L) and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrive to attend the 70th annual Red Cross Gala at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club on July 27, 2018 in Monaco

"I remember we would see Mom and Dad get ready for it when we were kids. It was always something to see. I didn't attend it until I was 16. But I haven’t missed too many years since then."

Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco pose duing the dance at the 70th Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala on July 27, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Eric Mathon / Le Palais Princier / Monte-Carlo-SBM)
Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco pose duing the dance at the 70th Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala on July 27, 2018 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Eric Mathon / Le Palais Princier / Monte-Carlo-SBM)

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