Princess Charlene wore an icy Prada to the Monaco Red Cross Ball: lovely?

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert were out and about in Monte Carlo last night for the 73rd Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala. The Red Cross gala is one of the biggest events in the principality, and I believe Prince Albert is a big fundraiser and ambassador for the Red Cross in Europe. Charlene and Albert were joined on the red carpet by Albert’s niece Camille Gottlieb. Camille is Princess Stephanie’s daughter with Jean-Raymond Gottlieb (Stephanie’s bodyguard). Camille just turned 24! Albert has been spending more time with his nieces and nephew by his sister Stephanie in recent years. He’s reportedly always been pretty close to Caroline’s children.

Charlene wore a custom Prada gown and paired it with a necklace and bracelet from Van Cleef & Arpels. Charlene’s not really known for her jewelry, she tends to just wear small, simple pieces or no jewelry at all when she’s doing daytime events. I do think she has a pretty sizeable jewelry collection though, and I’m slightly surprised that she didn’t wear her “Ocean Tiara” to this gala. When she’s worn it in the past, she tends to convert it into a necklace. I don’t think she actually likes wearing tiaras. As for the Prada… it’s really pretty? Frozen vibes, I guess? Most of all, it’s nice to see her at a healthy weight and looking well.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Julia K says:

    Beautiful. I love this princess cut. She’s looking healthier with every photo.

  2. Duchess of Hazard says:

    It’s a great colour on her, and she can carry off a strong 💪 dress profile. I don’t know if I like the Jewellry with it? I would have gone for aquamarine stones on her wrist.

  3. Laughysaphy says:

    Char looks great, but why is she in a full grown and Albert looks like he’s going to a Thursday lunch at the country club?

  4. K says:

    She looks beautiful he looks like a sweaty, handsy insurance salesman at a convention.

  5. HandforthParish says:

    I don’t know… her makeup looks great but the dress for me is very meh and the necklace and embroidery details give me a cheap prom vibe if I’m honest.
    I prefer in vibrant jewel tone colours- they suit her better.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Same, I’m not crazy about the dress. IDK if it’s the (what looks to be) heavy fabric, or the cutesy embroidery, but I’m not feeling it. I do quite like the colour, however.

    • FHMom says:

      I’m not crazy about the dress, either, but she looks good. Her hair and makeup are also good.

  6. L4Frimaire says:

    She’s looking so much healthier. The dress looks a bit too heavy and matronly for my tastes but the color looks good on her and it’s a pretty enough gown, very appropriate. Albert ( weasel) is still totally lacking in style and dresses like some aging preppy from the 60s.

  7. Selene says:

    That’s one of the things I’ve always liked about Albert; he is a great uncle. He stepped up for Caroline’s children when their father died, especially Andrea. Someone needs to do a biography on this man, I need to understand his vibe and ways.

  8. Jferber says:

    Her face looks amazing (“Let’s lay the rumors to rest, shall we?”), but the dress needed to be more fitted, I think. I imagine her going back to her locked cell afterward.

  9. girl_ninja says:

    I like this on her, she really looks lovely here and my goodness is she looking healthier. I hope that she is actually getting better and enjoying her babies.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      Best I’ve seen her look in years. Regardless of the state of the marriage, I’m happy Charlene seems to have been getting the care she needed to regain her health.

  10. koko says:

    I think she looks much healthier, and I like the dress. He seems to be dressed for lunch at the yacht club and there is no connection as they stand there together.

  11. A says:

    She looks much happier here, definitely a lot happier than she looked in the years before when she attended this event. That’s a good thing. I hope she’s doing okay.

  12. MsIam says:

    That dress is awful and makes her look years older. They still give off a weird “kidnapper-hostage” vibe to me.

  13. karkopolo says:

    She looks good and healthy. Dress looks good on her, though it’s not really my style. It’s a good color on her and she looks lovely.

    I really just desperately hope she’s happy. I know it’s not my business (is any of it, really) but ya know.

  14. Beach Dreams says:

    Something about the fit of that dress is off imo. It’s a nice color though; it would look nicer if it were a simple dress without the embellishments.

  15. one of the marys says:

    The dress is not flattering. The stiff fabric doesn’t fall well. I don’t know if it’s the cut or unbroken line of colour but it throws off her proportions and makes her head look small. She looks sedated or on benzos to me

    • SomeChick says:

      the hem is an inch or so too long. the fabric should not be bunching up like that. with fabric that heavy, the hem needs to be exactly right (or on the short side). it’s too stiff to be extra long. it would fall fine if it wasn’t being pushed up from the floor.

      too long hems to me is like bangs to Kaiser! ugggh!

      she looks so much healthier now than in the past. that’s the best part of her look.

  16. Saucy&Sassy says:

    She’s really beautiful, isn’t she? You know what I finally decide? That background is the worst possible choice to photograph that dress. I think if it had been a darker background and we could see the contours of the dress we might like it much more.