The Grimaldis gathered in Monaco on Friday for the return of a major annual event: the Red Cross Gala! This year’s version came with a new outdoor twist—but still included plenty of sparkle.
In years past, the annual Red Cross Gala was held at the Salle des Etoiles of the Monte Carlo Sporting Club. Last year’s event had to be canceled because of the pandemic. Due to ongoing restrictions, this year’s event was reimagined as an outdoor summer concert in the Place du Casino. A large stage was built in the square in front of the 19th-century Casino de Monte-Carlo for the event.
Dinner tables for guests were set at the Café de Paris, which also sits on the square beside the casino.
The princely family was out in force for this year’s event. Prince Albert II was joined by his sister, Princess Caroline, and several of her children and their spouses. Princess Charlene usually attends the gala, but as she is still in Africa following a recent surgery, she was represented by her brother, Gareth Wittstock, and his wife, Roisin. From left to right here, we’ve got Gareth, Roisin, Princess Caroline, Prince Albert, Charlotte Casiraghi Rassam, Andrea Casiraghi, Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi, Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi, and Pierre Casiraghi.
Prince Albert and Princess Caroline arrived at the concert in summery attire. Princess Caroline, as usual, was dressed in Chanel for the occasion.
She accessorized with a pair of pearl drop earrings with pave-set diamond studs.
She also wore a pair of matching statement bangle bracelets with architectural details. Caroline has worn these bracelets before, notably at the Rose Ball in 2010.
She also wore rings with large white and black pearl drops.
Caroline’s elder daughter, Charlotte, attended the concert, as did both of her daughters-in-law, Tatiana and Beatrice.
Charlotte, who is a brand ambassador for Chanel, wore a Chanel dress for the concert. (Surprise, surprise!) She accessorized with a modern diamond necklace and delicate bracelets. We previously saw her wear this necklace at the Rose Ball in 2019.
Tatiana wore a pair of floralesque statement earrings for the concert, coordinating with her flower-print dress.
Beatrice is always the most dependable jewelry-wearer of her generation of the Grimaldis, and she didn’t disappoint at the concert. She wore a gorgeous necklace that appears to be made of emeralds, diamonds, and gold. The piece definitely looks like an antique (or at least vintage inspired).
She also wore a fascinating brooch pinned in her hair. It’s a little tough to tell from the photos of the concert, but this looks like it has a butterfly-inspired design.
And finally, Roisin Wittstock brought along a little sparkle as well, courtesy of a bangle bracelet, rings, and beaded embellishment on her dress.
I love seeing the ways that these traditional events are reimagined to work with the current climate—inventive and sparkly!
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