Princess Charlene and Prince Albert celebrated Sainte Devote, Patron Saint of Monaco, on January 26 and 27.
Like yesterday, there are two articles today (because I’m still catching up on the last two weeks of royal visits before Kate reappears on Sunday). This one about Charlene, and one about Crown Princess Victoria.
According to legend, Sainte Devote was a Corsican woman who was persecuted for being Christian during the Diocletianic Persecution in 303 CE. Her body was saved from being burned and sent on a ship to Africa, but due to a storm the boat landed in present day Monaco. Sainte Devote’s Feast Day is January 27.
Since 1874, the Grimaldis have attended a procession on the evening before Sainte Devote’s Feast Day, January 26, where they burn a fishing boat. On January 27, the Grimaldis attend Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.
The photos where Charlene is wearing a grey dress and scarf with a beige cape and boots are from the evening procession on January 26. The photos of Charlene in the navy coat are from Mass on January 27.
I like the navy coat outfit much better, and it’s probably one of my favorite outfits from Charlene in a while. It kind of reminds me of the navy Beulah London coat Kate wore to the Service of Commemoration in March 2015 which I also really liked.
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