Princess Charlene of Monaco made a gleaming appearance in Paris this weekend, cheering on her other home country’s team at the Rugby World Cup.
Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene jetted from Monaco to Paris on Saturday to attend a semi-final match between England and South Africa as part of the ongoing Rugby World Cup.
Both Albert and Charlene cheered mightily for the South African team during the match. Princess Charlene was born in what is now Zimbabwe, but her family moved to South Africa when she was 12. As a swimmer, Charlene represented South Africa in both the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games. It was her swimming career that brought her to Monaco; she met Prince Albert for the first time while competing in a swim meet in the principality in 2000.
Charlene wore an elegant ensemble in shades of black and ivory for the World Cup match. UFO No More tells us that the cape she wore comes from one of her favorite fashion brands, Akris.
You’ll spot a pin in the shape of a springbok, the emblem of the South African national team, pinned to Charlene’s cape. She also accessorized with gold and diamond jewels, including a large pair of pavé-set diamond and gold hoop earrings from the French brand Djula.
Charlene also wore a gold ring on her right hand.
And, as she celebrated South Africa’s victory, we also caught a glimpse of her pear-shaped diamond engagement ring, which comes from Repossi. Perhaps we’ll see Charlene sparkling in Paris again on Saturday, when South Africa plays New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup title?