Gala Evening - Monaco Celebrates National Day 2019

On the evening of November 19, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi attended the gala evening held as part of celebrations of Monaco National Day 2019 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo. The National Day of Monaco (La Fête du Prince) also known as The Sovereign Prince's Day is currently annually celebrated on 19 November.
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi at the gala evening
Princess Caroline wore Chanel from Haute Couture AutWin 2019-2020 collection in Paris
Princess Caroline Chanel Haute Couture AutWin 2019-2020 collection in Paris
Chanel Haute Couture Aut/Win 2019/2020 Collection

60 comments:

  1. Oh Charlene come on a tuxedo!! and looking at Albert in a strange way! This public display of unhappiness is embarrassing at this point.
    This is supposed to be one of the most glamorous events in Monaco. Back in the days Grace Kelly and her daughters used to wear tiaras.

    Thanks to Caroline, Beatrice and Tatiana their smiles and beautiful gowns saved the day.

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    1. Whatever is going on with Charlene, if she has to take time off from being in the public eye in order to address
      her issues, I hope she'll do it.

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    2. I think the tuxedo is elegant and a wonderful way to challenge the patriarchal, and sometimes misogynistic, gender roles of royal families. Good for her.

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    3. ohh Charlene-Bashing is on vouge - poor statement. Mars

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    4. I agree. So far, I didn´t really think she looked that unhappy. I saw calmness, she looked distant and like in thought, demure and solemn. But now I cannot help but agree that she looks unhappy and somehow annoyed to be there. I can understand when people look stone-faced when listening to a speech, when anthems are played, when ceremonies are carried out and they just attend passively. But when making an entrance, when greeting people and actively being part of an event, I expect more. Doesn´t need to be crazy excitement, just friendly manners, some effort for the people who came to be there and greet her, some effort to honour the significance of the celebration.
      I cannot say that Charlene looks bad in her outfit. In fact, I think it fits her well, is very polished and makes the sash pop. But I too feel disappointed about the sombre colour and soberness of this outfit when some more festiveness was in order. For that reason, I really like what Caroline is wearing. It´s festive, it´s monegasque colours, and it has the presence that matches the status of the princely family.
      Beatrice and that other lady in black (is that Tatiana?) should have opted for less depressing colours as well.

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    5. I tend to believe that it is the relationship with her in-laws which creates the uneasyness.

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    6. Come on, Mars - I've asked Venus and even she says this is not "Charlene-Bashing!"

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    7. "This public display of unhappiness is EMBARASSING at this point."
      Could not agree more.
      Very sad.

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    8. @Coralie :-)) If she said that, it´s really true.
      Perhabs a childhood without a cell phone. Mars

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    9. As far as I am aware MaryT there is no issue with her in-laws. Caroline and Stephanie may not have much in common with Charlene other than their brother but they went out of the way to welcome her into the family. Who knows what is going on?

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    10. Princess of Hanover is radiant.
      Aar

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  2. More sombre outfits. with the honourable exception of Princess Caroline. Not really a fan of any of them--I think you can see Tatiana Casiraghi in the background in one photo with a distinctly gothic look. And still Charlene does not smile even when accepting flowers from the little girl. All seems very sad

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    1. Tatiana and Pierre did not attend, the woman with a gothic look is Charlene's sister in law.

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  3. Sigh. The only thing to like about Charlene's Victor/Victoria look is her beautiful earrings. Tatiana looks downright scary. I'd love to see a bit more of Beatrice's gown; from what can be seen in the photos, I think I'd adore it.

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    1. I do not think it is Tatiana..

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    2. I don’t think Tatiana was there at all... this is a very gothic lookalike :)

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    3. Not Tatiana - Charlene's brother's wife.

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  4. The First Lady of Monaco is a miracle to me. She seems to be frozen in her beautiful face and outfit. No smile??? She does not even move a single muscle.
    Caroline made my day. Good that she stayed "natural". And a brilliant colour of her velvet dress.

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  5. Tatiana looks like death warmed over. Charlene, as usual, does not look happy. All the ladies' smiles look frozen in place.

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    1. Tatiana looks like Morticia Adams.

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    2. That is not Tatiana , I also fought it was her at first but seeing the pictures closely I’m 100 percent certain it’s not her

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    3. Not Tatiana - she didn't go.

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  6. Agreeing with Winnie and AnnieM, ... even understanding that photos are only a snapshot of an instant of these people’s day, that it is awkward to watch the sadness and discomfort here. We have seen many many snapshots by now and start to guess an overall picture of the life of Charlene. Her earrings are spectacular but I wish I could convince her of her worth as a person and stop her from continually trying to perfect her face! Looking back at her first photos with Albert, she was just a girl, with wrinkles and crooked bits and just lovely as she was and smiling so often. Now, so changed, we rarely see a genuine sign of joy - even when a child offers her flowers. How sad. - Jemmi

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    1. Agree, I think she has just gone overboard with plastic surgery

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  7. A rare miss for me. Not liking any of the outfits

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  8. One wonders; why he always looks like he has on the waiter's pants. His clothing just never quite suits him.

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  9. Charlene's tuxedo looks fantastic and her shoes are to-die-for. Caroline's is dress i very chic also. -Siri

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  10. Caroline looks wonderful. She still is the queen of the ball by her presence alone....In the meantime I have seen some other pictures of the daytime ceremony in which Caroline looks much better....The wrong lighting can age 20 years.....
    Lily T.

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  11. After looking at these photos and thinking about other ones from previous days, I was also surprised that Charlene did not even smile when she received flowers from a little girl (in a traditional dress, mind you), this is a very strange reaction from any woman dealing with small children in a similar situation.

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  12. Wonderful hair and jewellery. I think that is all I have to say.

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  13. I like the tuxedo. A smart choice in these days. You does not always have to wear a dress because you are a woman. To a party you can wear a costume if it looks festive.

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    1. well, Albert needs to wear a dress next time- gender neutral
      mo-

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  14. I have never noticed Charlene wearing her engagement ring before. She seemed to just wear her wedding ring. Not a happy lady.

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    1. She doesn't usually wear both - she wears one or the other.

      Gladys

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  15. Something is definitely wrong with Charlène. So many pictures today, not even one smile together with her twins on the balcony. Whatever happens to her she needs help.

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  16. Something is definitely wrong with Charlène. So many pictures today, not even one smile together with her twins on the balcony. Whatever happens to her she needs help.

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  17. The "scary" looking woman in the second row is NOT Tatiana, but the wife of Charlene's brother (Sean?).
    This photo shows perfectly what is going on in MC

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  18. For me the best dress is Princess Caroline´s, with no doubt.

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  19. Dommage que la princesse Charlene de Monaco ne soit devenue que l'ombre d'elle-même! Voilà ce qui arrive quand on vous demande de devenir royal! Etre droite, ne pas sourire, ne pas montrer des gestes affectueux! Certaines s'y perdent...dans ce protocole suranné ! Mais j'aimais beaucoup l'ancienne Charlène sportive et joyeux! Et pourtant elle a aussi longtemps attendu et désiré ce mariage! Elle devrait être épanouie et heureuse avec deux magnifiques enfants en bonne santé ! Un ange passe ....Et silence !!

    Thelma de Seine

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    1. Elle est surtout en pleine dépression.

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  20. I do not like any of the gowns/tuxedo etc. Beatrice looks very beautiful. Tatiana looks like she belongs to the Addams family spoof serie. All the earings really nice.
    Has anyone thought that perhaps something went wrong with injectables with Princess Charlene and that perhaps she just cannot smile that her face is numb? In the second last photograph she looks really odd almost frozen

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  21. Schon die Hochzeit empfand ich als Farce und jetzt wird nicht einmal mehr der schöne Schein gewahrt. Was für eine Enttäuschung!

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    1. Sie sagen es, Hedy. Wobei ich glaube, Charlene wusste wirklich nicht, worauf sie sich eingelassen hat. Mir tut sie leid.

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  22. Can't say I like this outfit although she wears it well, but I do think it is time for the palace's PR team to tell Princess Charlene, if she somehow does not know, how unhappy she comes across to the public.

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    1. Princess Charlene is a warmhearted human being. I can´t imagine that she or other family members are looking sad because they want to attract attention.
      Hope they all recover soon. Mars

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    2. I am sure that is the case, but how she comes across to the outside world, has to be addressed.

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  23. J'aime beaucoup Charlène dans cette tenue.. Très bien maquillée et coiffée ; sublimes boucles d'oreilles qu'elle a déjà portées !!!

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  24. Toujours si heureuse Charlène de faire son devoir... lassantes photos sans sourire toujours si froide... c'est incompréhensible ce genre qu'elle se donne.

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  25. J'ai fait des recherches concernant les boucles d'oreilles de Charlène.. Il me semble qu'elles sont en rubis et diamants du joaillier Graff, maison foncée en 1960 ; Charlène est une de ses clientes !!!

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  26. Vous avez parfaitement raison.
    Ces BO sont du joaillier Graff.
    Très joli smoking porté par Charlene
    qui lui sied à merveille .
    Quant à l absence de son sourire, je ne vais pas la blâmer car jusqu'à ce jour,J ai jamais réussi à sourir sur une photo.
    Depressive?Ce mot utilisé par des personnes ne la connaissant qu à travers des photos me font rire.

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  27. I like the tuxedo but don't think it is suitable here - would like a dress. Just personal preference.

    Earrings fantastic, hair and make up nice.

    Like Caroline's look and Beatrice as well. Not keen on Charlene's sister-in-law - the one who isn't Tatiana.

    Gladys

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  28. Caroline’s Chanel is fabulous! Charlene looks great in her tuxedo.

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  29. Pss Charlene looks great the Tuxedo suit,is something difference for a change. The rubi earrings are a stunner. Caroline's gown beautiful color but do not like the style,Chanel or not. Beatrice looks nice.

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  30. I fully agree with Winie, I don't like Princess Charlenne's Tuxedo and less her attitude.

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  31. And I think also, that Prince Caroline continues being the Queen of the ball, in all senses.

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