Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco attended the 68th annual Red Cross Ball at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco yesterday, July 23.
The Monaco Red Cross was created in 1948 by Prince Louis II, and the first Monaco Red Cross Ball was held the same year – presided over by a young Prince Rainier III. Prince Albert is the President of the Monaco Red Cross and he opens the Red Cross Ball every year.
Charlene wore a purple Armani Privé gown paired with gorgeous diamond drop earrings and a diamond bracelet.
I think Charlene looks great here. I love the earrings, and the color is pretty on her. I like her purple makeup, too.
Charelene and Albert both wore a small, black ribbon for… one of the mass terrorist attacks. There have been so many this summer I can’t keep up. Seriously, 2016 is the worst.
The Summer Olympics are coming up in Rio and Charlene, former Olympic swimmer, has bowed out of attending this year. Albert tells People:
“First, she has decided not to go because she couldn’t stand to be away from the babies for two weeks and they’re really not old enough to support the trip. She has important health concerns. She doesn’t like what she’s been reading, hearing, about the Zika virus and some other health issues.”
He says a lot of other stuff about Rio and health and safety concerns, as well as concerns about whether they will be ready in time to host the Games. Albert is an IOC board member, so he would know.