19 November 2014

Monaco's National Day Gala Jewels


Today is Monaco's National Day, celebrated annually on the anniversary of Prince Rainier III's and Prince Albert II's coronations in 1949 and 2005. The festivities include a fireworks show, a mass, and a gala at the opera in Monte Carlo. The Grimaldi women usually bring out some of their best jewels for the opera gala. As we wait to see what the family wears this evening -- and whether Princess Charlene, pregnant with twins, attends the gala -- let's look back at the jewels worn at the opera over the past fifteen years.



Princess Caroline, Prince Ernst-August of Hanover, and Princess Antoinette, 2000





Prince Albert, Prince Rainier, Princess Caroline, and Prince Ernst-August, 2001



Prince Ernst-August and Princess Caroline (wearing her sash on the wrong shoulder?), 2002



Princess Caroline, 2003



Princess Caroline, 2004



Albert II's Coronation Gala (Andrea Casiraghi, Princess Caroline, Prince Albert, Prince Ernst-August, Charlotte Casiraghi), 2005



Prince Albert and Princess Caroline, 2006



Pierre Casiraghi, Princess Stephanie, and Prince Albert, 2007



Charlotte Casiraghi, Prince Ernst-August, Princess Caroline, Prince Albert, Elisabeth-Anne de Massy (daughter of Princess Antoinette), Andrea Casiraghi, and Pierre Casiraghi, 2008



Princess Caroline and Prince Albert, 2008



Princess Caroline and Prince Albert, 2009



Charlene Wittstock, Princess Caroline, and Prince Albert, 2010



Princess Caroline, 2010



Princess Charlene, Prince Albert, and Princess Caroline, 2011



Pierre Casiraghi, Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline, and Andrea Casiraghi, 2012



Princess Charlene and Prince Albert, 2012