Here are some photos of Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco at the Red Cross Gala Ball in Monaco on Friday night. The older royals seemed to be in attendance but not the younger royals (or, semi-royals) like Charlotte and Andrea Casiraghi. Andrea and his girlfriend Tatiana were probably home with their baby Sacha, who is only a few months old, I guess. More on Charlotte in a moment.
As for Charlene, she wore this turquoise gown that I’m assuming is Akris. She loves Akris, she wears a lot of Akris, and this looks like an Akris design, although I haven’t seen the designer ID confirmed anywhere. I think this shade of turquoise is difficult to pull off in a huge red carpet/ball gown sort of situation, especially turquoise satin/shiny silk. It can easily veer into a very cheap, pageant-queen sort of look. Charlene is trying to make it look sophisticated – is she pulling it off? Also, I still think Charlene needs to try to bring a little bit more glamour to her styling, especially for these big events. When you’re going to a gala or a ball, it’s perfectly acceptable to wear strong eye makeup and big jewelry. Charlene rarely wears necklaces or tiaras or anything. It’s boring.
Charlene and Albert did look like they were getting along even better than usual. Maybe that’s because Charlene imported a little blonde something-something?
Jamie Mitchell is set to become ambassador for a water safety program run by Princess Charlene, wife of Prince Albert of Monaco. The ten-time open ocean paddleboard champion met the princess and former South African Olympic swimmer in California last year where the two bonded over their love of water sports.
“A friend invited me for a weekend at, if you can believe this, (actress) Reese Witherspoon’s house and the princess and her brother were there,” Mr Mitchell told the Daily Telegraph.
“We started chatting and I explained what I do (with paddle boarding) and said ‘You guys should try it’ I organised a bunch of boards and took them paddling the next day.”
Princess Charlene extended an invite to Mr Mitchell to host a clinic in Monaco and the two kept in touch, he said. He now lives and works in Monaco organizing his first major learn-to-swim event for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.
“The prince and princess are really down-to-earth. I couldn’t have better bosses… (but) it is a whole different world over here,” he said. “I certainly get funny looks walking around with the scraggly blond hair. I’ve had the royal treatment, for lack of a better term, but I’m trying not to get caught up in it too much. At the end of the day I’m here to do a job.”
There’s also a rumor that Jamie is actually living in the castle with Charlene and Albert. Hm. So, did Charlene just organize some attractive blonde athlete to move to Monaco and be her “ambassador” for her “charity”?
As for Charlotte Casiraghi… I mentioned a while back that there are some significant rumors that Charlotte is pregnant. Well, she just turned 27 years old a few days ago, and the rumors are still around. In fact, the rumors are all over the place. They’re saying the father is Gad Elmaleh, who is 42 years old. Damn. So, the next royal(-ish) baby in Monaco will be from Charlotte and not Charlene? Damn, Charlene.
Photos courtesy of WENN.