11 September 2019

Picnic Sparkle in Monaco

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On Friday, the Grimaldis attended the traditional September picnic celebration, part of the regular Monegasque calendar year.




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Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene brought their two young children, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, along for the festivities.


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Last year the twins were dressed in traditional costumes, but this year they wore regular late-summer clothes. They're getting so big!


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As per usual, members of the de Massy family, descendants of the late Princess Antoinette, also joined the princely family for the picnic. Behind Princess Gabriella you'll spot Jean-Léonard Taubert-Natta de Massy, grandson of Princess Antoinette; the blond boy behind Prince Jacques is Jean-Léonard's son, Melchior. Jean-Léonard's half-sister, Mélanie-Antoinette Costello de Massy, is standing to the right of Prince Albert. Their mother, Elisabeth-Anne de Massy, usually attends the picnic, but she appears to have been absent this year.


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Princess Charlene chose bright summery clothes and modern jewelry for the picnic.


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Here's a look at her ultra-modern geometric earrings.


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And here's the gold stack ring she sported on her left hand.


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Mélanie de Massy, escorted here by Georges Marsan, the mayor of Monaco, wore sparkling hoop earrings and a delicate necklace.


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Most of the Grimaldis chose modern rather than traditional attire for the picnic, but you'll note that Prince Albert did wear a traditional tie for the occasion.