Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended festivities related to Sainte Devote on January 26 & 27. The couple brought their twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, to part of the festivities.
Sainte Devote is Patron Saint of Monaco, and every year in Monaco, on January 27, they celebrate Sainte Devote’s Feast Day.
According to the legend, Sainte Devote was a Corsican woman who was persecuted for being Christian during the Diocletianic Persecution in 303 CE. After her body was saved from being burned, it was sent on a ship to Africa, but due to a storm the boat landed in present day Monaco.
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 before making a balcony appearance.
Jacques and Gabriella joined their parents on the balcony of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.
Charlene wore an Akris “Long-Sleeve Zip-Front Midi Dress” on the 27th. Charlene’s dress is beige, which I think is very boring. I much prefer the blue color the dress originally came in.
Here are photos from the 26th of Albert and Charlene burning a fishing boat.