Charlotte Casiraghi is pregnant again, this time with fiance Dimitri Rassam

Prince Albert II of Monaco and pregnant Charlotte Casiraghi at the Longines Global Champions Tour

I really enjoy how loose and easy Monaco’s royal family is. They always seem to have a rash of hush-hush babies, secret pregnancies and shotgun weddings. And no one really bats an eye. Imagine if the Grimaldis had to deal with the pearl-clutching British press, you know? Anyway, I’ve always enjoyed Charlotte Casiraghi’s exploits. She’s extraordinarily beautiful, she lives the life of a princess without any of the hassle, and she’s the Queen of IDGAF. Charlotte is already a mom to a son, Raphael, from her relationship with Gad Elmaleh. I don’t think Gad and Charlotte ever married, because she DGAF about that. Gad and Charlotte broke up in 2015, and she had a series of lovers after that. Her latest lover is Dimitri Rassam, and it looks like she’s pregnant again. Thankfully, they were already sort of engaged back in March.

Charlotte Casiraghi and her fiancé Dimitri Rassam are expecting a baby. After weeks of press speculation, Casiraghi, 31, unveiled her bump during the recent Monte Carlo International Horse Jumping events. The news comes a few months after Princess Caroline of Monaco’s eldest daughter confirmed her engagement to Rassam by wearing a diamond ring on her left hand as they attended their first official Monaco event together in March.

A source tells PEOPLE that Casiraghi is “due late this summer, early September.” The child will be the seventh grandchild for Princess Caroline (the 62-year-old royal’s clan has welcomed two additions since April) and the second grandchild for Dimitri’s mother, glamorous French actress and former Bond girl (For Your Eyes Only) Carole Bouquet.

Casiraghi and Rassam got engaged in March while on ski vacation in Zurs, Austria, with Princess Caroline. Their wedding plans remain secretive. Initially, it was speculated that they might marry as early as this month. While an early October date has now been mentioned around Monaco, a source tells PEOPLE that plans now suggest a civil ceremony in December (their second anniversary as a couple), with a larger family wedding, similar to the glamorous 2015 ceremony of Beatrice Borromeo and Charlotte’s younger brother Pierre, scheduled for next spring. That event, sources indicate will be held in privacy at Bouquet’s 12-acre vineyard on the Italian island of Pantelleria.

[From People]

Well, congrats to her. Charlotte is such a modern girl and I love how she’s not hampered by convention. She’s out there, living her best life. Good for her. It probably helps that she’s rich and that the Monaco and French press tend to EXPECT this kind of insouciance.

Also: doesn’t it seem like Prince Albert is extremely fond of his niece? We haven’t done enough analysis on all of the competing power dynamics between Albert and his sister Caroline. For years, it looked like Caroline’s son Andrea would end up as the prince regent of Monaco, then Albert and Charlene finally welcomed a son, so Andrea doesn’t have the same kind of power anymore. But even though it felt like Caroline was more than happy to act as the de facto “queen” of Monaco, it always felt like Albert was very close to his nieces and nephews.

Prince Albert II of Monaco and pregnant Charlotte Casiraghi at the Longines Global Champions Tour

Prince Albert II of Monaco and pregnant Charlotte Casiraghi at the Longines Global Champions Tour

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  1. Milla says:

    She’s gorgeous. But that family makes the Markles look functional…

  2. Sensible says:

    Meh…if she had no money people would call her a gold digger with too many baby daddy’s. One rule for the wealthy, one for the poor.

    • Astrid says:

      Yup, any other young woman and the story headline would be different. I”m only slightly bitter that I”m not wealthy and entitled

    • Peggy says:

      Why would anyone call her a gold digger? Her ex is a comedian and her current partner is a fairly minor film producer. They’re both wealthy (her ex more so than her fiancé), but it’s hardly like she’s been chasing billionaires.

      As for ‘too many baby-daddies’, she had her first child almost 5 years ago with her long-term partner. Now she’s having another child with her fiancé. Hardly noteworthy in 2018.

      • Clare says:

        umm sensible and Astrid, are you calling her a gold digger under the guise of ‘if she were poor…’? Because thats certainly what it sounds like.

        If you don’t want women without wealthto be labelled gold diggers/whores it would be nice if you didn’t intimate the same about women with money.

  3. Kim says:

    The whole family is dysfunctional at best.

    Albert and Charlene’s twins are gorgeous though. Glad they were born so that Andrea is no longer the “heir” he looks like he has serious drug and/or alcohol problems.

    • Arpeggi says:

      All the family has had, at some point, serious drug and/or alcohol problems. It’s kind of ridiculous that Andrea was considered the heir when Albert had so many kids already. But hey! the apparences of being a devoted catholic is more important than really acting like one…

    • MissM says:

      Andrea is married with 3 kids. He may have that look to him but he isn’t the party boy he was in his youth. He seems like a normal family man imo.

      I’ve always respected Albert for what he did for Caroline’s kids after their father’s death. He was always a de facto father to then and you can see that they adore him.

  4. Paperclip468 says:

    My goodness, she looks soooo much like her mother, Caroline!

  5. kate says:

    Congratulations and all that but if it was any other woman, a poor woman or a woman of color, we would be reading a very different headline. Can you imagine the uproar if Meghan Markle had two children out of wedlock?

  6. TheOriginalMia says:

    Did Dimitri get around to getting that divorce yet? Hope so because it looks as if she’s in her 2nd, nearing 3 rd trimester.

  7. Rainbow says:

    Albert has always been fond of Caroline’s children. I don’t know about Stephanie’s kids since they were rarely seen in his company except for family events, but they all seem to have a good relationship.

    There’s an old video of Charlotte doing an interview with Albert about Charlotte’s equestrian days and Albert sounded so proud of his niece.

    Stefano Casiraghi wasn’t doing bad financially when he was alive. His parents were also well-off. If I remember it right, they gifted Charlotte an island for one of her birthdays LOL. So she’s not hurting for money on both sides of her family. She can afford not to give a damn about people’s opinions.

    And really, her pregnancies are very light compared to the shenanigans her mother and aunt got to in their day LOL.

  8. Dr. Bean says:

    Her lack of bra/breast support is killing me.

    That’s all I have here.

  9. Nancy says:

    Man that Grace Kelly had some strong genes. Beautiful daughters and granddaughters. Sad life though, much like the Kennedys.

  10. perplexed says:

    “Well, congrats to her. Charlotte is such a modern girl and I love how she’s not hampered by convention.”

    Does ANYONE in the royal family live by convention?

  11. perplexed says:

    “Well, congrats to her. Charlotte is such a modern girl and I love how she’s not hampered by convention.”

    Does ANYONE in the Monaco royal family live by convention?

  12. Justmyopinion says:

    She’s got a striking prettiness, but I wouldn’t call her “extraordinarily beautiful”. Now, her late grandmother…that was extraordinary.
    Who cares what number baby with what number daddy? But, those who’ve said it have a point: if she were poor, or of color, she’d be raked over the coals. Having money means you can afford to NDAF.
    As for BD being divorced- is anyone going to care? There will be plenty of excuses and brushing under the rug for this situation.

    • NicoleinSavannah,GA says:

      I thought she was the most magnificent creature when I was a youngin. Now, not so much. She is of course, very pretty. I wish she’d go with another designer besides Gucci because it is just too ugly now. I think she is repping YSL instead for the Kering Group.

    • perplexed says:

      I think Grace Kelly has a certain elegance that women from her generation were probably expected to have. I’m wondering if she’d be as beautiful today in today’s current styles.

    • entine says:

      she was the prettiest little girl. She has a striking face, and I concur that sh probably “peaked” early in her teens, and now is a beautiful woman, but body wise she doesn’t have much of a waist (neither do I haha), she has that Grimaldi female body, similar to a swimmer champion with wide shoulders and slim physique that need wearing certain styles to make the most of it. Her grandma Grace in her youth looked amazing in high couture, I LOVED seeing her in Rear Window, she was exquisite in that film,and her gowns, ethereal.

  13. raincoaster says:

    For the last several years it seems like “Fiance” is just a euphemism for “I really wanted a baby right now. If he plays his cards right and I carry to term, a wedding might happen, and the engagement makes the grandmothers happy.”

  14. Andrea says:

    Sad we never see Alberta’s “love children”.

  15. mannori says:

    i think it was pretty well known she was pregnant for months and actually that’s the reason of the engagement not the opposite.