The best fashion looks of Princess Charlene of Monaco
Monaco’s royal family has a long and elegant reputation, thanks in large part to fashion icon Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace of Monaco in 1956. But the late star isn’t the only Princess of Monaco with an enviable royal style; his daughter-in-law and former Olympian, Princess Charlene, has also become known for her dynamic and infinitely chic fashion sense. Here, we look back at some of Charlene’s greatest style moments since joining the royal family.
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Charlene appeared front row at the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2023 show during Paris Fashion Week wearing a sleek gray and black plaid blazer with red accents. She completed the look with black pants and black ankle boots and a classic white shirt.
The Monegasque royal family is out for the return of the traditional Monegasque picnic. For the occasion, Charlene wore an all-white ensemble, consisting of a sleeveless high-necked lace tunic and flowing white pants by South African designer Terence Bray.
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert traveled to the Vatican for an audience with the Pope. For the occasion, Charlene looked chic in a black midi dress with opaque fishnet sleeves and a pair of neutral heels.
For the annual Red Cross gala, Le Gala de La Croix Rouge, Charlene wore a pale blue dress decorated with abstract flowers. She accentuated her outfit with the Flying Butterfly necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels.
At the opening ceremony of the 61st Monte-Carlo Television Festival, Princess Charlene donned a flowing green one-shoulder dress with a ruffled hem.
For Grand Prix qualifying, Charlene wore a cobalt blue tunic dress with black and white graphic blocks over a pair of white slacks and simple black pumps. She accentuated the look with a touch of bold red lip.
For the Sainte Devote Rugby Tournament, an annual one-day youth sports initiative sponsored by the Princess’ foundation, Charlene wore a slate blue A-line dress, belted at the waist, with simple black pumps.
At the end of April 2022, Charlene makes her first public appearance in over a year. The princess, who had been grounded for six months in South Africa for health problems, and was later treated for exhaustion in a Swiss clinic, wore a charcoal jumpsuit with wide, slit legs to present a trophy to the Monaco E-Prix race.
For her final appearance of 2020, the Princess surprised fans with a dramatic cut to distribute Christmas gifts to children in Monaco.
Charlene loves a pop of color, as seen here in the fuchsia-lined navy coat she wore to attend Monaco’s National Day celebrations at the palace.
Here is Charlene at the Monte-Carlo Gala For Planetary Health Charlene shone alongside her husband, Prince Albert.
For the annual distribution of Christmas gifts at the palace, Princess Charlene donned a colorful woven coat in navy blue, with white, blue, pink and green accents over a simple black ensemble.
On Monegasque National Day, Charlene looked radiant in a white and taupe ensemble with vibrant felt.
A fan of both colorblocks and pants, the princess wore these pink pants with an asymmetrical black tunic with details on the hips during the Grand Prix.
Monaco’s National Day celebrations are traditionally a hat-trick moment for Princess Charlene who wore a wide-brimmed hat topped with a geometric patterned jacket and dark skirt.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, Charlene met French First Lady Brigitte Macron over lunch.
Charlene rocked a borrowed form which the boys watch at the Princess Grace Awards gala in New York in honor of her late mother-in-law Grace Kelly.
Charlene wore a scaled Art Deco style dress for the 70th Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala.
At Monaco Cathedral for services in honor of Sainte-Dévote, the patron saint of Monaco, Charlene wore a chic neutral coat dress with matching boots and gloves.
At the Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala, Charlene shone in a shimmering silver dress.
The princess looked regal in a royal blue velvet coat dress and navy hat for Monaco’s National Day celebrations.
Princess Charlene was seasonal in a bright red cape for the distribution of Christmas gifts in 2017.
On the podium at the Circuit de Monaco, Charlene wore a long dress with geometric patterns.
Charlene matched the red floral accent of her hat with a red lip for Monaco’s National Day.
It was all pink – and other flowers – when Charlene and Albert took their son, Prince Jacques, to the traditional annual “Pique Nique Monégasque” celebration in 2016.
Sporty and elegant, Charlene wore a white blouse with pockets and white trousers with an oversized pink tuxedo stripe for the F1 Grand Prix.
Charlene brought the cool factor in a navy suit with a lace top and mirrored sunglasses at the 2016 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.
To meet Pope Francis at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, Charlene took inspiration from the man himself and donned an all-white look.
Charlene loves capelets. Here, she wore a cream-colored top over a black turtleneck, black skinny pants and thigh-high boots.
For the Princess Grace Awards gala, Charlene looked glamorous in a short-sleeved black dress adorned with red sequins and a red lip.
To celebrate the christening of her twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, Charlene channeled her late mother-in-law Grace Kelly with a vintage-style swing dress and demure pillbox hat.
Princess Charlene and her husband Prince Albert officially presented their twins in January 2015. For the occasion, Charlene wore a white dress with a matching coat and high taupe boots.
Mistress of the immaculate white ensemble, Charlene wore a white suit with slit pants during the trophy ceremony for the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tennis tournament.
Charlene went festive in 2013 for the children’s Christmas ceremony at the Palace in Monaco, donning a long red and green plaid skirt with a black top and jacket.
Charlene looked majestic at the 2013 Princess Grace Awards gala in New York wearing a long blackened emerald gown with a ruffled collar.
Proving that neutrals don’t have to be boring, Charlene wore this tawny dress and matching sash to the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O’Neill at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.
The day before the wedding, the princess attended a special dinner hosted by the Swedish royal family wearing a shimmering gold dress and matching waistcoat.
For Monaco’s National Day celebrations, Charlene wore a very feminine navy coat dress with a matching veiled hat.
To start her life as a princess, Charlene wore an elegant off-the-shoulder white dress with embroidered details and a stunning train for her royal wedding to Prince Albert.
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