Princess Charlene in blue, with barely any makeup: lovely or too undone?

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I’m usually telling ladies that they should wear less makeup, but in Princess Charlene’s case… I’d like to see her try to really go all out with her makeup. I feel like she goes almost bare for many red carpets, like she scrubs her face, dons a gown and goes out on the town. It’s a weird styling choice. These are photos from outside of the 7th annual Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Award ceremony in Rancho Mirage last night. The event honored climate/environmental scientists. And Charlene’s face looks almost bare. And again, no tiara and barely any jewelry. Do you think Albert likes her to keep it simple? I wonder.

Meanwhile, People Magazine had this interesting story about how Charlene told Albert that she was pregnant with twins:

The news that Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene are expecting twins surprised many, especially Prince Albert! When the princess went to the doctor for a routine sonogram, she first telephoned Albert to say, “We’re going to have a baby!” his good friend, New York plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Turk, tells PEOPLE. “They called him out of a meeting, and he was very excited, but then had to go back to the meeting.”

A few minutes later, there was a new development. “She had to call him back when they saw a second baby on the sonogram,” says Turk. “He was busy in a meeting [and didn't know why she was calling] and reluctant to come out. But when he came out, she said, ‘We’re going to have two babies!’ Two calls for two kids!”

With the twins due in December – and unlikely to be crawling around for months after – the prince is already baby-proofing the palace, Turk says.

“The princess told me that he’s been walking around their residence and their summer house, starting to childproof the house.” says Turk. “He’s worried about the corners of tables. And she’s saying they’re not even born yet! He’s also going to put air in all the balls for soccer and basketball. He’s already getting ready and it’s still years away before they can play with a ball.”

The sex of the twins remain unknown – at least to Albert. “When I asked him, ‘Do you know what the sex is?’ He said no,” Turk says. “When I said, ‘Do you want to know?’ He said ‘I’d love either and I’d love to have a surprise.’ ” So for now, “I think Princess Charlene is respecting his wishes,” says Turk. “I’m not sure if she knows, but I don’t think he does.”

Meanwhile, the prince and princess, who hosted the Princess Grace Foundation USA Gala on Oct. 8 in Los Angeles, “are really excited,” says Turk. And Princess Charlene “is glowing and in great health,” he adds. “She gets a little tired at night, but she’s been resting a lot and she’s well taken care of so everything is one hundred percent.”

[From People]

This is strangely personal, right? I mean, it’s super-personal considering it’s Albert’s friend revealing this information and because Albert and Charlene have never been this kind of “let me tell you how I told Albert about the pregnancy” kind of couple. Plus, I don’t even believe it! Charlene probably cried tears of sweet relief that the Insemination Dungeon finally worked, but I don’t believe Albert allows her to see the doctor on her own! Oh, well. At least she’s only going to have to go through this once. I hope one of the babies is a boy so there won’t be the public pressure to provide a male heir. And yes, I know, if they’re both girls, one of them will still inherit, but Monaco doesn’t seem to like change and a lot of people will want a male heir.

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  1. LAK says:

    Insemination dungeon…..*sniggers*

  2. Mia V. says:

    Good luck for Charlene, hope she’s happy!

  3. Monie says:

    Some powder and lip gloss would have been better than that look; especially for an awards ceremony.

  4. Green Is Good says:

    She looks like a woman who is pregnant, uncomfortable, and would rather be the hell home instead of being at this dog and pony show.

  5. Leftovers says:

    I think she looks lovely. Less make-up is always a win, plus it’s great for the skin.

  6. MacScore says:

    I also think she looks lovely; and I suspect that the stories of their mutual misery are for the most part unfounded. (Having said that, though, I found the statement that “Albert was reluctant to come out of the meeting” when she called a second time a bit weird… Why wasn’t he like “oh my god my wife’s pregnant! Carry on without me chaps, I’m outta here!” ?). Oh well. I wish them luck and happy parenting.

  7. QQ says:

    Is not the lack of makeup the problem here is the Fillers combined with Pregnancy face that looks downright painful here…like a balloon ready to burst

    But her hair growing out and her pregnancy fashion has been ++ in my book TBH

  8. Reece says:

    Hold up Turk has moved from general surgery to plastic surgery now?
    I bet Carla likes the bigger pay checks.

  9. PHD gossip says:

    No Way They Didn’t Choose The Sex of the Babies in Advance. With IVF, it’s no problem.
    OF COURSE THEY ARE HAVING A BOY!

    • anne_000 says:

      I think you’re right. If they did IVF, they’re going to want a boy because of the male heir problem. And I don’t believe Albert would want to be surprised because I’m sure he’s concerned about it.

  10. Eleonor says:

    She has an amazing skin.
    I am a makup free person, not because I have some smart thing to promote like “love yourself”, mostly because I am lazy and I am very bad with foundation and all the stuff.

  11. Liz says:

    She looks completely fine. No make up is her choice, she shouldn’t have to cover her face in stuff if she doesn’t want too.

  12. Dany says:

    She looks pretty and she seems to feel better and more smiley in other pictures.
    Charlene wasn´t much in the public since the rumor that she fainted during an engagement. She clearly felt unwell. It´s funny that no one made a big deal out of it or had a problem with her taking it easy. Charlene is a worker. So no one was arguing that she uses her illness as excuse for not working…

    DailyMail has the coolest picture of them all. Both Albert and Charlene look very much in love and then…..the woman in the background! LOL

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/10/13/1413195032836_Image_galleryImage_PALM_SPRINGS_CA_OCTOBER_1.JPG

  13. IriP says:

    We’re all used to see her completely miserable with him all the time by now. But they still need to hold hands as a united front: or to be fair he’s clutching her hand and she’s not even closing her fingers on his. It’s like She doesn’t even want her fingertips to touch him.

    • minxx says:

      When did you last see William and Kate hold hands in public?

      • MariPoodle says:

        Looks to me that he’s holding her hand and she’s just “there”. Her fingers are just hanging. No grip. Telling?

    • SnarkGirl says:

      The body language says a lot. She’s barely holding his hand, her head is tilted toward him (instinctively protecting a vulnerable spot – her neck), and in most of the photos the shoulder closest to him is hunched up (again, protecting the neck).

      I’m a a strictly amateur observer, but from what I’ve read about body language she is NOT into him at ALL.

  14. Gen says:

    My guess is they’re both girls. I suspect if even one was a boy, they’d announce it. Sad state of affairs…sigh.

    • minxx says:

      I doubt it, royals do not announce the sex of the baby in advance.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I think Spain made the unusual move of announcing that the second child Letizia and Felipe were expecting was a girl. At the time, there were discussions going on publicly about whether a female should inherit ahead of a younger male sibling. Announcing they were having a second girl helped moved forward the discussion on the first-born inheriting regardless of gender.

  15. joy says:

    I know I’m in the minority here but I’m a makeup junkie. And she needs to put her face on before going to a bug event like that.

  16. Someonestolemyname says:

    She actually looks great with no or very little makeup.

  17. Lauren says:

    Her shoulders make her look manly.
    Also, her nose job is obvious as are the fillers in her cheeks (look up befores).

  18. minxx says:

    She’s 7 or even 8 months pregnant with TWINS and she’s traveling to the States and attending events wearing evening clothes and high heels. In my book she has every right to look tired. I certainly wouldn’t be doing it even when pregnant with one baby.

  19. Immy says:

    Very happy that their will be TWO babies to move other people in the family further down the line of succession. Nothing against his sister Caroline, but her oldest son Andrea is rumored to be and quite frankly looks like a druggie!

  20. A Fan says:

    Finally, some colour!

    [*On her dress, at least*]

  21. Jen34 says:

    I think she looks beautiful. I am betting it is a girl and a boy. The boy will be born first, by C Section. Poor girl baby is going to have to wait.

  22. Bullseye says:

    I’m so tired of seeing over-made-up faces…she looks lovely with very little.

    I wonder about all the pot-shots about their marriage…they do look strangely unaffectionate. And If you look at their hands, she does not look like she wants to be holding his.

  23. Jules says:

    No make-up should be the new make-up.

  24. Olenna says:

    I’ve got to hand it to her for continuing these appearances. Traveling at 7 months with twins is probably really uncomfortable and there’s always the possibility she could go into labor at anytime b/w now and December.

  25. Jaded says:

    You know, something tells me they have come to some sort of forgiveness for his philandering and her dedication to going through with the marriage and “bearing of a heir”. They may not be the most loving of couples but they both got what they were looking for – Albert has an heir and spare with a woman who is socially acceptable to the Monaco royal family and gives him some respectability after decades of being a sleazy party boy. Charlene married up and put up with a philandering man with illegitimate children from previous relationships. It looks like a marriage of convenience for both of them, but I hope they have a friendly and understanding marriage that will give their children a happy and nurturing upbringing.

  26. NanaMcPhee says:

    I think she looks younger without the makeup. She looks great pregnant and even though the babies are due in December, her tummy is not really that noticeable. I wonder if it’s worth it to be married to such an obnoxious human being?