Rose Ball, Monaco: 2005 - 2024

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It's probably been said and don't want to spark a debate here, but Alex reminds me a lot of Philippe Junot.
Andrea did attend the Rose Ball in 2007 and in 2006, you can find pics
of both balls in the older Rose Ball threads :)

Here are two pics of Alex, I'm not sure in which of the galleries pics of
him can be found..

** Alex 1 ** Alex 2 **

what a curious hairstyle.....very:) curious...

char's earrings looks a lot like those carla bruni wear a week ago in an official visit with her are a girl's best friend?

what happened to ernst?where was he?
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Everybody looks soo beautiful...:wub:
Pierre is very hansome in tuxedo:heart:
I hope see some more pictures of him.:flowers:
My condolence for Tatiana family...:sad:
Many hags for her...:sad:
Well, i must admit that i was hoping for much more in what gowns and toilletes are concerned. Caroline and Charlotte were better than last year ( it would be hard not to be, anyway... ), but i must say that K. Lagerfed has, in his spring-summer collection, a few gowns wich are much more glamorous than the ones Car and Char chose, and wich would be much more suitable for the occasion. As far as Charlene's toilette is concerned, the hair was terrible and the model she chose wasn´t at all the most appropriated for her body shape. But there are important other issues: who opened the Ball? Not Albert and Charlene I hope! If it we Albert whom did he do it with? Caroline i hope. If not, who did Caroline danced with?
As far as Tatiana is concerned, she must be suffering terribly and the only thing we could expect from Andrea is that he would be with her, comnforting and supporting him, and obviously Caroline couldn't be with her too, after all nor even she can be in two places at the same time, but i believe that she won't forget to have a friendly word to Tatiana... Once again poor Caroline. What a week!!! :rose:
Charlotte and Pierre stand out, better than their uncle and mother. It seems this year, it was a night of fun for them and their friends.
Princess Caroline's dress was from the Chanel Spring 2009 collection, designed by Karl Lagerfeld. I was curious, what inspired Mr. Lagerfeld when he designed this gown? I wonder if a men's military mess jacket was the brainstorm behind Caroline's gown?

Some pictures of the "mess jacket" style worn by various members of the Grimaldi family:
Thanks for sharing these interesting pics. In my humble opinion, Caroline looks better in jeans and that fun blouse with her hair down than in the actual ball !!!

That's something Caroline and Charlotte excel in,looking AMAZING in simple jeans and scarves! Why can't there be an annual Jeans Picnic for Charity, the Rose Ball is usually a sour disappointment!
:previous: True about them both looking their best in jeans. I've come to grips with Charlotte and her penchant for black. We'd probably understand why if we knew her better. Maybe she's secretly (or not so secretly) a goth girl, hence Alex and his eyeliner and all that black. :lol: I'd so love it if she were truly goth.

Anyway, her hair, especially from the back, looks nicely done and I'm so glad she went for the natural makeup as opposed to the heavy makeup she had last year and the year before that.

Beatrice is such a gorgeous girl but that dress is sooo matronly. Pierre could use a haircut--a near shavie head brings out his big, beautiful eyes.

Alex comment!
I liked Caroline's jacket, but not so much the sack dress underneath. Charlotte look nice, but I agree that she's much too young to be wearing so much black to formal events. Surely Mr. Lagerfeld can run up something in a color besides black and white? As for Charlene, I liked her dress and she really took a chance with her hairstyle, which is admirable. But when is Albert going to make things official between them?! At least the Royal Family always seems to have fun at the party! It doesn't seem stuffy.
I am also kind of alarmed with Caroline's face. There is something off ... I don't know if it's her hair pulled like that or her make-up being too pale, but it is not a refreshed face.

I noticed a difference on her eye area which led me to presume
that a minor medical operation in order to see better sideways
could not be ruled out of question. Apart from that, it seems
that she has lost weight recently.
Caroline sure played it safe this year after last year's debacle!
I wish that Charlotte would wear some color other than black - she is young and should celebrate in younger, bright colors
Charlene made an effort - she is magnificent - her gown was gorgeous. Her hairdo reminded me of the hairdos worn by Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis in the 1980's
when she was so wild and known as Princess Gloria TNT!
At least with Charlene at his side, Albert looks more dashing. Let's face it, he has no
style or panache.
And I am glad that Charlene was not shoved into the background.
This year's event looked much more subdued than in previous years. The guests looked more high class.
But poor Princess Camilla of Bourbon Sicilies - she always looks like a kewpie doll!
Please, I would like to beg your Pardon. what I sad yesterday about the Chanel show was wrong, bad, unkind, not true, silly, stupid, really impossible, I am so sorry, I beg your pardon, was in such a bad humor. did not really mean it, the most important is that what I sad was wrong and bad. so please pardon me !
It's probably been said and don't want to spark a debate here, but Alex reminds me a lot of Philippe Junot.

At least Junot was a man of great charm, although not the world's best looking man!
Caroline organises the Rose Ball - Stephanie is a no show
Stephanie organises the Circus festival - Caroline is a no show.
It seems the principality has certain strictly separated sections without social intercourse between the sisters. Absurd considering the size of the principality and not to the best of it at all.
My personal opinion of course!
She looked horrible. And it looks like she's wearing champagne corks as a bracelet. (Hmmm, I could make that and sell it on etsy!)
I agree totally with you.I dislike very much her gown,earrings,bag and bracelet

Omg, :lol:I cannot stop laughing about Caroline's .. uhmmm "bracelet" and uhmmm... "helmet-purse :lol:.
Her outfits are getting weirder every year...

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I agree totally with you.Each year, she dresses worse and worse:sad:
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Could someone please tell me why doesn't princess Stephanie attends the ball?
Thanks in advance.
Of course, Caroline and Charlotte are going to wear Chanel as Karl Lagerfeld is so tight with the Monaco royal ladies - he was even at the Ball.
The Chanel daytime wear is impeccable - those suits! - and I wish that more royalty in other countries would wear this label. Eveningwear can be hit-or-miss -
Charlene bucks the Chanel trend and wears other designers - she has an athletic build and is not frou-frou or girly - Armani looks great on her.
Alexander and Eugenie are there too...

I've looked at the photos and I see Alex in one of them, but I haven't seen Eugenie. I thought I saw her boyfriend also in a pic, so I'm surprised not to see her.

I forgot to mention in my last post, that I thought they guys looked great as always.

Charlotte and Princess Caroline looked great. I didn't like the bracelets that Caroline wore or the fact that Char wore another black dress, but they still looked great.

I also thought that Beatrice & Juliette looked fantastic.

Any yes, Princess Caroline looks even better in her day-to-day wear sometimes that when she dresses up.
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Could someone please tell me why doesn't princess Stephanie attends the ball?
Thanks in advance.

Both Princess Stephanie and Princess Caroline have been often quoted as saying that they'd prefer Prince Albert to married sooner rather than later because they want to retreat from the "need" to be in the public spotlight.

I think they are trying to split the duties of the "first lady" right now in deference to their brother.

Princess Stephanie, in particular, seems to relish the private part of her life (and has since she was a child). She's said repeatedly that she hates the Princess part of her life and no doubt she dislikes attending the balls.

Many of us (me!) look up to her and would love to see more of her... But that apparently does not make her happy. Her appearance is becoming rarer at events where it is not absolutely necessary.
Link # 1 posted by agogo, shows Charlene with her hair down. Did her hair went down by itself or she went to ladies room and combed it. But she looks quite pretty in that pic.
I like the tables decoration. I have feeling that it was very well planned ball. The performing group (I'm not familiar with them) supposed to be good one, the theme was great, IMO, the whole decoration was perfectly matching. I feel the ball was much better in reality than it appears in pics.
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