Princess Charlene in a rich green Ralph Lauren gown in NYC: weird or gorgeous?

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Here are some photos of Princess Charlene of Monaco in NYC last night, at the 2013 Princess Grace Awards. She helped honor the wonderful Cicely Tyson (Tyson won the Prince Rainier III Award), amongst others. Charlene and Albert have been in NYC for several days ahead of this big event, and Charlene has been looking less trapped and less druggy than usual. I think she likes being in New York. Wouldn’t you enjoy Manhattan too if being in Monaco meant that nightly trips to The Insemination Dungeon?

For this event, Charlene wore a Ralph Lauren Fall 2013 gown which… I don’t know, you guys. This is taffeta, and despite how these photos look, the dress is actually a deep, rich green (it just photographs as a sort of off-black). I might have been okay with the color and the fabric (not in love, but okay with it) but I really dislike the neck thing. The weird halter, the fact that the neckpiece makes Charlene look like an exotic plant… I can’t. I also think Charlene looks like she’s lost some weight, right? And she looks kind of tired. It’s exhausting being a princess.

Anyway, she’s still not pregnant. I don’t think she gives a crap about giving Albert an heir. Which is kind of funny when you think about it.

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Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. ldub says:

    budget disney villainess.
    cicely tyson is GORGE thou.

  2. YummyMummy says:

    I think she pulled it off and looks great!

  3. aims says:

    She looks like a villain in a Disney movie. I like her, and I love that she’s not pregnant. That’s a big F U to Albert. I will always feel a sadness with her. She just seems so miserable.

    • Ariadne says:

      Why is it an FU to him? No matter what she will be the one F’ed. She looks effed because the poor thing always looks sad. He has a bunch of kids already and I assure you he will make the boy that is his Doppelganger his heir by changing that law.

  4. Eve says:

    Boy, that is one sad face in that bottom picture.

  5. bettyrose says:

    Gorgeous, free, and happy. Is she seeking asylum?

  6. bowers says:

    Reminds me of Charlize Theron.

  7. DawnOfDagon says:

    Gorgeous, we have found ourselves the heiress to Countess Bathory’s glamour.

  8. HH says:

    The minimalist look is great… except when you’re royalty. The jewels are the best part! While every event isn’t tiara worthy, give me some bracelets and earrings, at least.

  9. Cecilia says:

    I think she looks beautiful. Love that color on her. She really does remind me so much of Charlize Theron. Interesting they’re both from SA.

  10. eliza says:

    She looks like a cyborg to me.

  11. Sunny says:

    Let´s face it neither Albert nor Charlene are crazy about a baby. I don´t think Albert wants an heir desperately. He has two kids and never wanted to make them “legitimate”. Albert´s great-grandfather had no legitimate children and made his illegitimate daughter the heir. It is possible, even without marrying the mother. He could find a way…
    And come on if Albert wants his own child on the throne, if he is so crazy about his genes and line he would have married some chick 20 years ago and made 2-3 kids before divorcing the woman. Why wait till he is 55 years old? Even his nephew is father now and his niece is pregnant. His sister is a grandmother. I think Albert isn´t much into having children and playing full-time daddy.

  12. Barbara says:

    I don’t think she is miserable, that is just “her look”. She always comes across to me as the “Ice Princess”. Only time she seemed real was a pic of her playing a game.

  13. Ariadne says:

    This woman never looks content. I think she thought she was walking into a fairytale marriage. SOrry, but this man is not attracted to her type. Look at all the women he has dated, she is the total opposite. I think she knows, hence the 365 sad face.

    It is also possible she can’t get pregnant. That is a hard blow when you are a Princess and that is basically your duty. I’d pass on thta life.

  14. Laura says:

    I think she looks lovely – the green in the dress brings out her eyes. But as always, she looks very, very sad.

  15. Mel says:

    The dress is beautiful, but she really doesn’t have the shoulders for it.
    Yes, I know: she has a swimmer’s shoulders. It doesn’t matter how she got them, they don’t look well in this dress.

  16. Snappyfish says:

    I find it sad that such a lovely girl looks so old & tired & frankly has a “will chew foot off to escape” look in her eyes…

  17. India says:

    Love the dress and love her look even though she is so processed.

  18. nancy says:

    When i first saw the picture, honetly, i thought Holloween, and, it also looks like it’s choking her. Green, i don’t see it, it’s photographing black. I think Ralph Lauren is her American choice of desinger now, she has been wearing his pieces now 3 times in a row. She has lost a lot of weight, looking unhealthy, look at her clavical bones, arms and the veins in her hands…she reminds me of a praying mantis. Its unbelievable to me that such a young woman would put her self through all those plastic surgeries to look differently. She does not look like the young woman she was when she was dating Prince Albert. Unbelievable, how sad.

  19. nancy says:

    I don’t understand either why she doesn’t wear her wedding band or engagement ring on a regular basis. Any woman, princess or not, wears her ring(s). It appears to me that either she calls the shots in her marriage, what she wears, what she does, where she goes, or just want’s to buck protocol. I just don’t get this marriage, i didn’t from the very beginning, she didn’t even look like he would give her a second look, she must of really latched on to him, if you know what i mean.

  20. Flower says:

    This the 3rd time in as many weeks that she has been seen wearing a RL evening dress, I smell a pay to wear deal , is she stashing the loot for her end game?

  21. Amy says:

    I think it was at this event that Prince Albert’s daughter Jazmin came last year (she goes to college in NYC). There is a picture of Jazmin, Charlene, and Albert together. Charlene looked so dead eyed and defeated. She looks only slightly better here. I hope she will eventually decide to leave Albert and go her own way.

  22. Nancy says:

    She will never leave her husband. She is vested, her entire family almost lives in monaco. I think no matter what, she will continue her “duties” but we will see her doing them on her terms. I really don’t think she cares what people think of her or her style. Good luck Charlene, we all make our beds.

  23. Abby says:

    I’m sure this has been posted already, but she TOTALLY looks like Charlize Theron in Snow White & The Hunstmen. Which is to say, epic and awesome and gorgeous.

  24. kitt says:

    The collar n bodice kill the dress too early for Christmas season

  25. Betsy says:

    JEALOUSY JEALOUSY!! Her serene princess charlene TAKES THE CROWN THE MOST GLAMOROUS ROYAL WOMAN she is beautiful and georgeous, and she is not sad at all!!! U want her to grin like a maniac who is on driugs, thats kate!! Waity dresses like my grandmother, looks 46 years, cant even speak, get ur house inorder uk citizens before criticing others! And charlene wedding was FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!

  26. Betsy says:

    Her wedding was just breathtaking, albert looked sexier than willy, and charlene woow what bride!! Thats class all the way

  27. Betsy says:

    Her wedding was just breathtaking, albert looked sexier than willy, and charlene woow what a bride!! “Magnifique” Thats class all the way

  28. sylvia says:

    Apparently she looked much more relaxed on the shots of her shopping in NY…with Albert nowhere in sight…just saying! lol Whenever she has appeared alone in the last months, she looked much happier and laid-back, and generally a whole different person than when she’s in Monaco or with Albert at her side. Maybe the reason for her seemingly newly found gleam is that she’s only months away from the end of her marriage contract, if there actually was one. Didn’t in the beginning someone speak of 3 years? If that were the case the summer of 2014 would finally set her free… as for the the kids issue, maybe in the beginning there actually was an obligation of sorts in the contract to produce an heir, but then she probably managed to get it removed?… And that’s why she suddenly looks so different, almost freed… don’t know, just spitballing here, but it’s an idea…