Princess Charlene tries some side-swept bangs in Monaco: twee or cute?

TT.SS.HH. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco attend the Inaugural 'Monte-Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean' Honoring Leonardo DiCaprio at The Monaco Garnier Opera on September 28, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco.USA, OZ, NZ, SOUTH AFRICA, JAPA

Here are some photos from last night’s Monte-Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean, one of the big charity events in Monte Carlo, Monaco. His Serene Highness Prince Albert is a big environmental activist, in addition to his many other causes. So Albert attended the event with his wife, HSH Princess Charlene. Charlene and Albert are both trying out new looks, and they’re both kind of awful. Albert is attempting a mustache, which… um, makes him look like a Dateline Predator. Or an extra in a Coen Bros. movie, someone named Wally Schumachergast. Charlene doesn’t look drastically different, but she’s subtly changed her hair – it’s less poufy than usual, and more twee-bangsy-Audrey Hepburn. It doesn’t work on such a tall woman, nor does it really work with Charlene’s face. I think she’s also gone for a lighter shade of blonde. I don’t have an ID on the dress, but maybe it’s Versace? Charlene recently attended the Versace show in Milan, that’s why I’m saying that.

TT.SS.HH. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco attend the Inaugural 'Monte-Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean' Honoring Leonardo DiCaprio at The Monaco Garnier Opera on September 28, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco.USA, OZ, NZ, SOUTH AFRICA, JAPA

TT.SS.HH. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco attend the Inaugural 'Monte-Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean' Honoring Leonardo DiCaprio at The Monaco Garnier Opera on September 28, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco.USA, OZ, NZ, SOUTH AFRICA, JAPA

This moment of red carpet intimacy was brought to you by “ew, your pornstache is itchy.”

1er Gala to benefit the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Other attendees at this event… Robin Thicke and his young, pregnant girlfriend April Love Geary. Ugh.

Robin Thicke and April Love Geary attend the Inaugural 'Monte-Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean' Honoring Leonardo DiCaprio at The Monaco Garnier Opera on September 28, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco.USA, OZ, NZ, SOUTH AFRICA, JAPAN AND CHINA ONLY Photograph: © CRY

And here’s Chloe Green and “Hot Felon” Jeremy Meeks making their red carpet debut. I haven’t followed this “love story” at all, but I’m pretty sure he left his wife and kids to be with her. Gross.

Jeremy Meeks and Chloe Green attend the Inaugural 'Monte-Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean' Honoring Leonardo DiCaprio at The Monaco Garnier Opera on September 28, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco.USA, OZ, NZ, SOUTH AFRICA, JAPAN AND CHINA ONLY Photograph: © CRYSTAL,

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Pacific Coast News.

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  1. QueenElisabeth says:

    Charlene always has that ‘ready to flee’ look in her eye. Cut is cute though..she has the face for it

    • Lavin says:

      I love her style. She’s lovely. I think she is one of the best dressed of the new Princesses.
      And she has her own charities and foundation ,she’s doing a good job and the people of Monaco love her.

  2. tracking says:

    tres chic, love it!

  3. Mannori says:

    I think she might have been watching too much House of Cards. The haircut and the hair per se looks gorgeous, but I don’t think she’s pulling it off. Can’t point my finger on why. Maybe her skull/face/ bone structure shape? I really can’t tell why.

    • AnnaKist says:

      1: I don’t think she’s got the face/head for it. 2: It looks like Lego helmet hair.

    • Alix says:

      I’m getting a Michelle Williams vibe from it — just don’t think it suits Charlene. Liked her spiky ‘do better.

      Albert needs to shave that thing off.

    • MamaHoneyBadger says:

      The tone is off. It’s too “cool” a shade for someone with warm skin tone.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Agree, but I also think her face is too angular for it. A pixie works best for a small oval or heart-shaped face.

  4. Fiorucci says:

    This is the best I’ve seen Charlene look, whatever her short hair style was before it wasn’t very good.

  5. monette says:

    Wow, that is some great company at this event. Yuck!

  6. Beth says:

    Not everyone looks right with bangs, but I think she looks great with them and that hairstyle.

    I like when guys have facial hair, but not when it’s only a basic Dr.Phil moustache

    • notasugarhere says:

      Apparently he’s growing it in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince (of Monaco). The mustache is their traditional look.

  7. minx says:

    Like it. Love her, she’s just unique and has her own look.

  8. grabbyhands says:

    Very Rosemary’s Baby Mia Farrow. The pixie cut is a harsh mistress.

    Her pictures are always so painful to look at – her body language is still so stiff! It is so obvious she does not want to be touching her husband. And the look on her face “Why hasn’t anybody gotten me out of this yet?? Help!!”.

    • Carol says:

      Interesting. I had the opposite thought; the only picture she looks natural in is the one in which he is whispering in her ear. I think they are happier together than most people would like to believe. Like the hair; lose the mustache!

    • KiddVicious says:

      Mia Farrow. That was my first thought too. I like it, though.

      And I love her dress.

  9. LT says:

    Good lord that’s a skeevy group of men.

    Agree that Charlene looks beautiful – and trapped.

    • kay says:

      “skeevy”…thank you. i was trying to find the right word to describe my reaction to this post and the pictures.
      also: am i seeing things or does the young pregnant woman with robin dicke (not a typo) look like his ex wife????

  10. Really? says:

    I think PC looks great with this hairstyle. It softens her look quite a bit. The other style was a bit harsh. Her and PA look closer now than before she had the kids. Maybe the kids brought them together a bit.

    • Harla says:

      My thought exactly, the bangs soften her look. I really like her style but sometimes she strays too far into the “severe chic” look with the red lips and such.

  11. Astrid says:

    I think it’s a bit too short. I think the hair needs to grow out a bit, sort of like Victoria Bekham

  12. manta says:

    I understand that there’s a general hatred for bangs from writers on this site and I’m ready to consider that they don’t work with every face, bone structure etc…but I’m totally at loss with” It doesn’t work on such a tall woman”. Wasn’t Hepburn 5’7”? So not exactly pint size, especially in heels.
    There’s a maximum height above which a hairstyle doesn’t work?

    • Elisa says:

      I caught that, too. Facial structure, sure, since short haircuts frame the face differently than longer cuts, but height? Come on, now

    • seesittellsit says:

      @manta – see my thread below. It’s not so much the height, it’s those huge swimmer shoulders. Hepburn was elfin and fine boned. She (and for that matter, Kate) fit into what I call the “small tall girl” category, a relatively uncommon one. Pss. Charlene does not remotely fit into that category and has to watch the elfin look above the shoulders.

  13. seesittellsit says:

    The dress is gorgeous but her shoulders, imo, are just too broad for a very short haircut like this. There’s nothing wrong with the style, but she’s so tall and so broadshouldered that it leads to Pinhead Syndrome. The trouble is, she has thin hair so growing it longer and fuller is a problem. Charlize Theron is just this side of the same problem, but her proportions are a bit less extreme in the shoulder. Theron looks better in short hair than any very tall woman I have ever seen – her face was born for it.

    • JC says:

      Yeah. But I do think that longer would be better, till it’s not. Also, a slightly softer silhouette in her clothes, especially on top, where the linebacker shoulders are showcased, making her head look small by comparison.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Longer hair would be a pain for her lifestyle. She swims everyday and is said to take the twins swimming most days in addition to her workout. Even if she was in salt water pools, that would do a number on her fine hair. I like that she manages to be versatile while having shorter hair.

    • Plantpal says:

      She needs my hairstylist, Avril! I suffer from Pinball sized head, with fine hair. Somehow, over the years, Avril has managed, by cut alone, to make my hair look thicker…and I now wear it a little longer than ever before. It softens my pointy chin and hides my wrinkley neck and I feel pretty…We’re not saying her hair needs to be long, long. But a little longer would soften her presentation. These side swept bangs on her, like on me (we have the same shaped face) makes her head look like a billiard ball compared porportionately with her beautiful swimmers shoulders and body.

  14. Veronica says:

    I don’t mind it. It’s the visible misery in being married to that turd that brings down her look.

  15. Nancy says:

    She’s pretty but one has to learn how to rock bangs properly. Hers imo are way too short. If they were longer, whispy bangs they would look better. Full bangs should come at least to the top of the brow. The last women to wear this hairdo properly, and had the face and bone structure to do so was Rosemary, aka Mia Farrow!!

  16. What's Inside says:

    I think she maximizes her assets to the best of her ability. She looks good.

  17. GingerCrunch says:

    I recently got fed up and chopped my hair. If only I looked this good while it was too short! I prefer short cuts with LONG bangs, but it seems to me Charlene always knows what she’s doing.

  18. HK9 says:

    I think she looks beautiful, but I must admit, every time I see her I still think ‘here comes prison bride’.

  19. adastraperaspera says:

    Hot Felon at a Monaco gala! The quirks of the celebrity world are amazing.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      Right??? And for all her wealth, how unimaginative is her outfit??? Was it her only black ensemble?

  20. ida says:

    As time goes by Charlene looks better and I think less trapped. Albert starts to develop into a second Rainier. Round figure + beard. I think both like each other but do live seperate lifes.

  21. OTHER RENEE says:

    A douche felon, a narcissistic billionaire’s daughter and pervy Robin Thicke. What a party of turds.

    Charlene looks amazing. And I’m really tired of the “she’s trapped” narrative. I don’t believe it. While many rags and blogs do try to post pics to support it if only as click bait, there are so many nice pics of them that show them to be a loving and happy couple.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The fact that the runaway bride story was proven false and the original magazine had to retract the story? Ignored all the time.

      The tears on the wedding day looked like happiness to me. She had plenty of time to decide not to marry him; nothing at the last minute was going to change that. I think they’re fine together, especially after the safe arrival of the twins.

  22. amp122076 says:

    Robin Thicke – please return your hair to 2013 and please get some clothes that fit.

  23. Wow says:

    She looks gorgeous. Love her hair. It worked on tall supermodel Linda Evangelista, and it works on Charlene as well.

  24. Sherry says:

    No to the bangs. I love it when she has her hair short and swept back off her face. It makes her look stronger, more confident and beautiful when her face is out.

  25. MissMarierose says:

    It’s creepy how much Robin Thicke’s new girlfriend looks like Paula Patton.

    On a more positive note, though, Charlene looks lovely. That dress really suits her.

  26. Electric Tuba says:

    What was this event? Everyone here is terrible. Was this event held in hell or a Courtyard Marriot in Poughkeepsie? Gross

  27. magnoliarose says:

    I like Charlene’s pixie cut but more when it grows out a just a touch.
    Why did she show up with an extra from Peaky Blinders? I thought Albert would show up and at least be supportive. He is rude, and I’d like to know what else was so important he decided to stay home.

    Wait a minute… when did Prince Albert become an extra on Peaky Blinders?

    • Harla says:

      I have a pixie cut and unfortunately cut my bangs way too short about 3 months ago, still waiting for them to grow 🙁 they used to graze my eyebrows, oh how I miss them 🙁

  28. Spring says:

    Charlene looks beautiful & poised to me. Seems like she’s grown into her role and carved out her own space and power.

  29. hey-ya says:

    ..if I were at deaths door from bubonic plague Id still be laughing about the bhs chick…karma came so soon…

  30. Shijel says:

    Cute. Also, I thiiiink I’ve said this before, but damn does she have some wide shoulders. Love it, and I actually love the very short hair too. Especially on that 3/4 profile photo she looks stunning but still has that air of -something- about her. Boyish? Girlish? Awesome?