13 July 2015

Princely Jubilee of the Day: June 13

The Monaco bunch spent the past few days celebrating the first ten years of Albert II's reign. Prince Albert came to the throne on the death of his father, Prince Rainier III, on April 6, 2005, but his enthronement was in July (with more festivities in November of that year).

On Friday, members of the family kicked the weekend off by gathering for the Fight Aids Charity Gala.
Left to Right: Andrea Casiraghi, Tatiana Santo Domingo, Pauline Ducruet, Louis Ducruet, Princess Stephanie, Prince Albert, Princess Caroline, and Camille Gottlieb
Stephanie's looking pretty good, no? An appearance sans scrunchies makes a world of difference. And yes, that is a Venus de Milo-inspired image on Caroline's Lanvin dress, which is a move only she could pull off. (I'll take a cheeky print any day over some of the stuff Chanel has put her in in the past, though.)
On Saturday, there was an outdoor party for the Monégasques, and - more importantly, obvs - we got more members for #TeamSunglasses.
Princess Charlene indulged her love of blergh, but between the detailed back of her dress (by Tommy Hilfiger), her sassy Dior shades, and her speech in French, she brought plenty of interest to the party.

The family turned out en masse, with both Caroline and Stephanie in dresses that probably had a few more layered bits than was really necessary. My best dressed here? Little Sacha Casiraghi, followed by Beatrice Borromeo in her white summer dress.
Just a couple weeks do go before Beatrice and Pierre Casiraghi tie the knot, by the way. Their civil wedding is in Monaco on July 25, followed by a religious wedding in Italy on the islands owned by her family. I'm hoping we'll get to see at least the Monaco portion.

Back to the weekend action: Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella also made an appearance.
The princely twins watched from the shade of the palace balcony while their parents accepted the baptism gifts offered to the babies by the citizens of Monaco.
The gifts every baby needs: a Cartier Large Tank Cintrée watch for Jacques, and a buckle style brooch from 1925 for Gabriella.

The weekend came to a close with a concert on Sunday featuring Robbie Williams and the princely couple in casual gear.
(I mean, I'm assuming this is what passes for casual gear in Albert's world).

Photos: via Getty Images