Princess Charlene debuts her new baby bangs in France: love them or hate them?

Tour de France Stage One

Over the weekend, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene stepped out in Nice, France (right by Monaco) to do something around the Tour de France. They were not alone. They were joined by Charlene’s new baby bangs. MON DIEU.

As I looked through the most recent photos of Charlene, I noticed several things at once – again, Charlene can literally go months without doing any public activities. She mostly lives separately from Albert, raising their twins out of the palace. The last time she was photographed before this weekend was back in June, and she did have some kind of bangs situation, but they were not THIS situation. They are, how you say, tragique.

Do you think Charlene even has good style, or knows what looks best on her? There have only been a handful of times when I’ve really thought “yeah, she nailed that look.” Mostly, her clothes are not right for her body type, she has Resting Sadface and now these baby bangs on top of all of that? CAN WE NOT.

I am pleased to see both Charlene and Albert masked up though. Albert had coronavirus back in March. Charlene did not (or she did and no one said anything). Her mask says “Why so serious?” from Batman/The Dark Knight.


Tour de France Stage One

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Millennial says:

    So many people in my town wear their masks like this – barely covering the nostrils. It should cover the pretty much the entire
    nose. *grumble*

    • minime says:

      that’s the only thing I can see…super annoying!! I really don’t care for anyone who can’t wear a mask properly being healthy and young

      • ChillyWilly says:

        Yep! Pull that mask up, idiot! I hate that. I hate her bangs too.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        I had to tell a HEALTHCARE WORKER who comes in to help my dad shower twice a week to PULL UP HIS MASK!! A HEALTHCARE WORKER!!! WTAF!! In Beverly Hills the other day, I saw TWO COPS on the street, standing maybe a foot apart, if even that, W/OUT masks! What part of WE’RE IN A GODDAMNED PANDEMIC WITH A *HIGHLY* CONTAGIOUS VIRUS do they NOT understand????

        This mentality that it “won’t affect the younger ones” as bad (just a “bad flu”) is already proven wrong. Teens to people in their 40s and 50s are showing vascular inflammation, blood clots, stroke, heart and lung scarring…God knows what else we’ll learn about that are long term affects as this tears through us.

        IDIOTS! NOT sorry!

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:


    • Sarah says:

      I am just back from the supermarket and SO MANY people had their noses out fully. It was awful.

    • Marjorie says:

      Lots of nitwits don’t cover their nose. Makes me so insane I almost pull a Karen. I use restraint and only sometimes say “you’re not protecting yourself dear.” Otherwise just social distance.

    • Redgrl says:

      Came here to say that. She’s not even wearing her mask properly – idiot! And the “why so serious” is tone deaf to me. Oh and the bangs are tres tragique! On a positive note (ha!) I love Nice. Great city (especially the old city) fantastic restaurants on the beach and a good train/bus hub to do day trips to other places (like Monaco). Miss traveling so, so much..

    • kgeo says:

      This looks like it pulled down more than it was pulled down. I have a large (beautiful) nose with a long angular face, and I have yet to find a mass-produced mask that stays up well. I’m constantly readjusting, which is a no-no. The other pics have her nose covered, so I think maybe it was just a bad shot?

    • Nina says:

      I see this very often with poorly fitting masks. A lady was sitting across from me and was talking very animatedly. Her mask slid down every few minutes as it was too loose.

      A little tip: you can cut the elastic band of those looped ones and tie them as needed. No more sliding mask!

    • Nina says:

      I see this very often with poorly fitting masks. A lady was sitting across from me and was talking very animatedly. Her mask slid down every few minutes as it was too loose.

      A little tip: you can cut the elastic band of those looped ones and tie them as needed. No more sliding mask!

  2. 10KTurtle says:

    HATE. Looks like that time in eighth grade when I cut my own bangs myself.

    • Kumquat says:

      I agree. IMO baby bangs are always a “no”.

    • Nev says:

      I think the only person it ever looked great on is Linda Evangelista in the 90′s.

      • Carol says:

        True. Baby bangs are AWFUL. Just look at Courteney Cox bangs in Scream 3. Horrible. The most frightening thing in the movie.

    • minx says:

      Bad. I’m her height and those look ridiculous.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      This look is beyond tragic. And an asymmetrical shirt doesn’t “go” under a Moto jacket.

    • Charlie says:

      Looks like my mom cut them! ‘Fiveheader’ here, bangs are my thing, but these are awful. Always tell the person who cuts your hair that the best length for your bangs is “I don’t want to look like I just got a haircut”.

      And, yeah, it’s sad how often I find myself saying “you know masks don’t work when you wear them like that, right?”, but I’m one of those high risk people we wear masks for, so I say it. And since mask wearing has become political- if it needs saying I say “put a mask on” LOUDLY.

      Remember, all those maskless idiots wore seatbelts to get where they’re going…

    • HeyJude says:

      Indeed. My niece perpetually had this haircut from 3-5 as she was addicted to playing self-beauty shop no matter what my brother and his wife tried to do to stop her. She could find scissors like a bloodhound.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      I was in Kindergarten when I gave myself this cut plus an additional bald spot. This is a gigantic no!!!! Please pull that mask up and hide they will grow out 😷

  3. Charlie says:

    Gah. I actually screamed.

  4. S808 says:

    Oh my……this style of bangs on certain people and she is absolutely not one of them.

  5. Becks1 says:

    oh god I hate them. Awful.

  6. Nikki* says:

    Really hate them. They look very childish to me.

  7. SJR says:

    I’ve been trimming my own hair since lockdown started, even I could have done a better job with her hair.
    Mask completely over the nose! Makes want to pull it up for her.

    Can’t believe these 2 are still together..Wasn’t she in tears and looking truly miserable at the altar?

  8. smcollins says:

    I have a friend who wears very short baby bangs (she’s in her mid 40’s), it’s kind of her signature look along with big cat-eye glasses. She looks good and it suits her. I cannot, however, say the same about PC. Yikes. And I absolutely agree about the “Resting Sadface”. She always looks like she’s about to burst into tears.

  9. harper says:

    She’s wearing a flipping Joker mask, with “Why so serious?”

    I can’t think of anything more incongruous then a member of a ruling family wearing a Joker mask.

    The bangs were almost enough to distract from that, but not quite enough.

  10. Lightpurple says:

    Did she cut them herself?

    • JanetDR says:

      That was my thought as well. Bangs grow. My mother used to trim ours when we were young and I have some pictures 😂😂😂
      I kind of dig her mask though!

  11. LW says:


  12. Cee says:

    hate the bangs, love the mask. she’s trolling everyone lol

  13. Sarah says:

    A recent National Geographic issue had a really interesting article discussing how beauty is defined these days. One image was of a group of women in a hairdressers and the caption explained that the aim of this particular salon was to help people find their individual beauty. EVERY woman in the shot had the same baby bangs. Clearly a statement but not so individual really.

  14. GG says:

    Hate, double hate, LOATHE entirely. Baby bangs are not chic.

  15. Sofia says:

    Never liked baby bangs and it really doesn’t suit her

  16. L84Tea says:

    On first sight I thought that was Christina Ricci.

  17. PhD gossip says:

    Bangs are uneven. Much shorter on one side. #epicfail


    Hate the bangs. LOVE the yellow moto jacket, but I think the shirt underneath them isn’t the right cut to go with it.

  19. Libellule says:

    I love the mask and the jacket but these bangs are antrocious

  20. Lisa says:

    I like her mask and the bangs remind me of Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction.

  21. Janna says:

    Am I seeing things or is there a swastika on the top right corner of that mask!?!? Why? Why would you wear this? Also, the bangs are ugly.

  22. Anna says:

    hate bangs in general and baby bangs should be forbidden by law. BUT … I kinda like Charlene here… No idea how is it even possible

  23. Busybody says:

    I worry that my face looks like that when I have a mask on. I have “sleepy eyes” and think they can make me look sad like Charlene when my mouth and facial expressions are concerned. Those bangs are cute on my 5-year old neighbor.

    • Tiffany says:

      “Those bangs are cute on my 5-year old neighbor.”


      Like that 5 year old got bored and found the scissors and decided to do them. And it all works because the parents are like, ‘I’m tired’.

  24. Marigold says:

    We hates them.

  25. Bree says:

    OK, I’m voting too. I think they look amazing, and I think this look is amazing. it’s totally royal gothic…in bright colors. Which I think is what she’s like inside…just a hunch.

  26. I love the bangs. They are very Siohban Fahey when she married Dave Stewart or 90′s Miranda Richardson 💖

  27. Suz says:

    I don’t care about her bangs, PUT YOUR MASK OVER YOUR NOSE!

  28. JanaTHING says:

    Do they call them baby bangs because it looks like a toddler cut your hair or because you cry like a baby when you look in the mirror?

  29. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Reminds me of Ramona.
    On an adult? Dear God NO.

  30. Coco says:

    Nostrils! Cover your nostrils!

  31. Keira says:

    I think she looks great!

  32. Lemons says:

    Charlene, girl, please…STOP

    The outfit is horrid. The mask is awful. The bangs are awful. The makeup is awful.
    Honestly, I think Albert just chose the wrong person to marry for such a public-facing role. Charlene always looks visibly uncomfortable and cold and hasn’t grown much into it. I’m glad she does have her children who are adorable.

  33. Mina_Esq says:

    She for sure let one of her kids cut those bangs.

    • LittlePenguin says:

      That’s what I was going to say! They were playing, “Mama, let’s play hairdresser!”

    • Candle says:

      Not only that LOL, the kids choose the mask most likely. They are huge superhero fans and had a superhero themed birthday party

  34. Sid says:

    I’m not crazy about this look, especially as I like her normal short haircut. But she is giving me Beatrix Kiddo vibes which is kind of cool.

  35. JennyJenny says:

    She must have let her kids cut her hair! Ugh!
    And at first glance, I thought Prince Albert had a measuring tape around his neck.

  36. soapboxpudding says:

    I LOVE her yellow jacket. And I know the bangs hate here is strong but I kinda like them. I like that she does short hair and less conventional looks.

    Hair/bangs grow out. I’m on a ~5 yr cycle of growing out baby bangs then re-cutting them.

  37. holly hobby says:

    Ugh this aged her so much!

  38. Linda says:

    I remember when they got married and there was something about her having a breakdown because of something he did. I think they are married in name only. He’s a player just like his father. And she has zero fashion sense. Very strange lady.

  39. Lizzie says:

    I always felt she had so much potential. She has a beautiful face and figure but somehow is never styled to her advantage.

  40. RoyalBlue says:

    I hate her sense of style. She wins the prize hands down of worst dressed royal.

  41. Julia K. says:

    Have always liked her. Seems she is just doing what we all do from time to time; do something crazy with the hair! Like that she is making the best out of a bad situation.

  42. R says:

    I think she looks really cool – I like her outfit a lot, especially her super pop moto jacket, and the bangs are fun and kind of edgy even. I’m into it. She’s a very beautiful woman.

  43. notasugarhere says:

    The jacket is giving me flashbacks to Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Kristy Swanson.

  44. florencia says:

    Baby bangs are one of those styles I draw a strict age limit on, it’s just not a good look for anyone over 35.

  45. Maria says:

    Just started back to school Monday with my Middle School students. So many concerns that the kids were going to not wear their masks properly, constantly complain about having to wear them all day, or follow social distance rules. Happy to say my 8th grade students pretty much all are following proper mask wearing protocol, stay on the social distancing markers when lining up, and are all around doing great with this major upheaval in their academic lives.

  46. SilentStar says:

    I have the very unpopular opinion that most bangs are cute. These look like she cut them herself though, so they could be more sophisticated, but I do really like the general look I think she was going for.

  47. Jill says:

    It makes her look like a villain in an early 90s movie

  48. Natasha says:

    I love her yellow jacket!
    I feel so bad for her bring held hostage and forced to marry that troll. She can never do any wrong in my eyes.