Princess Charlene Dazzles in a Lilac Gown at Red Cross Gala: 'She Likes to Surprise Me,' Says Prince Albert
The princess of Monaco looked glamorous in her floor-length dress and diamond accessories
Princess Charlene of Monaco doesn’t need a crown to show off her regal style.
The wife of Prince Albert looked stunning in a glamorous floor-length lilac and blue gown at the 68th annual Red Cross Gala in Monte Carlo on Saturday. She accessorized with diamond drop earrings and a beaded clutch.
The 38-year-old mother of two, who is skipping the Olympic Games in Rio due to concerns over the Zika virus, also glammed up her blonde hair in a pushed-back wavy style.
Albert, who looked dapper in a white tuxedo jacket and black bowtie, told PEOPLE earlier this week that he didn’t know what his wife planned on wearing to the event, where the royal couple served as guests of honor.
“She sometimes asks for my opinion but never for something like this,” he said. “She likes to surprise me.”
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The prince also gave an update on his 19-month-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.
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“They’re doing great!” he previously told PEOPLE, adding that the twins swim twice daily, are learning their ABCs in both French and English and have begun playing with others in daycare.
“They’re roaming around, starting to repeat words,” he said. “They almost know their ABCs and numbers.”
While Gabriella is showing signs of being an early math whiz, Albert suspects her brother will be just as brainy.
He said, “Gabriella’s really very good with her numbers. Jacques is a little bit lazier but he catches up fast and will pass her.”
• With reporting by PETER MIKELBANK