Princess Charlene at the South Africa gala in Monte Carlo: lovely or drugged?

Here are some photos of Princess Charlene and Prince Albert in Monte Carlo on Saturday night for the new Monaco event, “South Africa Night Gala” or something. It’s basically an event to celebrate Charlene’s home country, South Africa, and a fundraiser to raise money for Charlene’s foundation. Apparently, the gala was also a “culinary voyage” of South African cuisine as well – you can read more about the event here. I can’t find the designer ID on her dress, but many theorized that it was probably done by a South African designer. Whoever did it, it’s not bad at all. I really like it from the back and in the profile, but the front view makes her look kind of boxy. Still, it’s a lovely dress and it suits her much better than so much of the crap she wears. I especially like her hair.

I don’t really have much to say other than “Look at Charlene!” She wasn’t as ever-present as, say, Duchess Kate over the summer, but we did get to see Charlene a few times during the Olympics and at a handful of Monaco events. Charlene is a former Olympian, so I’m sure she was sad when the Olympics were over as well. Of course, it didn’t help matters at all when CBS aired their exclusive interview with Charlene and Albert back in late July – Charlene seemed drugged and trapped, Albert seemed dictatorial… it was a mess.

Does anyone else find it interesting that she hasn’t gotten pregnant yet? I find it fascinating. Even though I understand how she probably doesn’t want to bring a baby into her mess of a marriage, I also kind of think she just needs to get it over with, you know?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. cmc says:

    I bet she’s trying, but it must be difficult to conceive under such stressful and pressure-filled circumstances. She looks beautiful though!

  2. marie says:

    she looks good, takes a minute to get used to the dress though.. is he doing a reach and grab or polishing up his robot in that picture?

  3. Bernice says:

    I find it fascinating as well that she’s not pregnant. Isn’t that the whole point of their marriage?

  4. Anna says:

    Albert is doing the Robot dance in the 4th picture down. Can someone please summaries why people think Albert is creepy and sleazy, apart from the 3 children out of wedlock, i get that but there must be more to his back stories. Oh Charlene dress look like one of those spiral drawing thing you use to play as a child.

  5. dcypher1 says:

    These royals are so boring compared to the brits no scandals. Yawn.

  6. Jayna says:

    He finally marries for an heir, and it turns out he can get everybody pregnant but his wife.

  7. Christine says:

    Poor girl may not be able to get pregnant. It happens. I love the dress though. It’s like a spiderweb.

  8. Micki says:

    I hate her dress.She looks her usual self though.

  9. GoodCapon says:

    I envy women who could pull off pixie cuts. Anyway, I just sense no romantic affection between these two: it’s more of a business relationship IMO.

    In a completely different opic, how come whenever I access CB using my laptop I’m always taken first to the mobile version of the site?

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      That happened to me as well, will not pull up regular site at all on my laptop even when I clear my cache. And a few times when I was on my iPhone it would go back and forth between mobile and non mobile even though I’m on my phone. Weird.

    • Mary says:

      Scroll down to the bottom and you’ll see a spot to turn on/off mobile theme. You should be okay then!

  10. Cody says:

    I actually like the dress. Is he trying to grab her bottom in one of those pictures? She almost looks like she is having a good time.

  11. dorothy says:

    She’s looking better than she used to.

    • Liv says:

      She looks younger, can’t figure out what she has done…and why is she always pointing out her shoulders?

  12. Brooke says:

    I’ve never seen her look better! Bravo

    • Zimmer says:

      Love it too and most things on her are going to look boxy. She’s got theOlympic shoulders and it can’t be avoided.

  13. Heebeegeebee says:

    I used to feel for her but honestly I think she is in it for the money. I also think she is pretty vacant/unintelligent.

  14. Elly says:

    She looks really good. (I´m surprised) she looks beautiful!

  15. Ravensdaughter says:

    Cool dress! Al is such a dork-how can she stand him?
    I predict a turkey baster baby….

  16. Andrea says:

    I love her pixie cut/dress, but why does she always have the same vacant look in her eyes? Does she dislike cameras? I have heard the drugged up comments and I am just not buying it.. I dunno. Thoughts anyone?

  17. taxi says:

    She’s beautiful & dresses well. Maybe Al is one of those perv-y guys who can’t do it with a wife?

  18. Bridget says:

    The dress is probably by Terrance Bray, a South African designer. Beautiful lady but her choice in dresses and men make me frown for some reason.

  19. MJO says:

    I’ve read that the dress is by Akris, not by a South Africa designer.