Princess Charlene looks stylish in monochrome ensemble


Princess Charlene looked effortlessly chic in a black and white ensemble as she arrived at the St Nicholas Cathedral for Monaco’s National Day celebrations.

The mother-of-two, 44, took her husband Prince Albert’s arm as the Royal Family descended the stairs outside the church in Monte Carlo following a service on Saturday.

Charlene opted for a long, white coat for Monaco’s National Day, worn over a high-neck black dress. She also donned a pair of black leather gloves.

She completed her monochrome ensemble with a black, wide-brim hat and simple pearl drop earrings. The royal kept her make-up classic for the occasion.

Her husband, Prince Albert, was in formal attire, with a number of opulent medals embellishing the front of his jacket – which was embroidered with red and gold.

Princess Charlene looked effortlessly chic in a black and white ensemble as she arrived at the St Nicholas Cathedral for Monaco’s National Day celebrations

Charlene wore a black, wide brim hat for the service at St Nicholas Cathedral in Monte Carlo

Charlene wore a black, wide brim hat for the service at St Nicholas Cathedral in Monte Carlo

The mother-of-two, 44, took her husband Prince Albert's arm as the Royal Family descended the stairs outside the church in Monte Carlo following a service on Saturday

The mother-of-two, 44, took her husband Prince Albert’s arm as the Royal Family descended the stairs outside the church in Monte Carlo following a service on Saturday

The pair were seated with Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco for the ceremony, which is celebrated on November 19 each year.

The holiday is also known as The Sovereign Prince’s Day, and the date of the celebration is chosen by the reigning Prince.

Traditionally, the Princes chose the day of the saint they are named after.

Charlene opted for a long, white coat for Monaco's National Day, worn over a high-neck black dress. She also donned a pair of black leather gloves

Charlene opted for a long, white coat for Monaco’s National Day, worn over a high-neck black dress. She also donned a pair of black leather gloves

She completed her monochrome ensemble with a black, wide-brim hat and simple pearl drop earrings. The royal kept her make-up simply for the occasion

She completed her monochrome ensemble with a black, wide-brim hat and simple pearl drop earrings. The royal kept her make-up simply for the occasion

The pair were seated with Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco for the ceremony, which is celebrated on November 19 each year

The pair were seated with Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco for the ceremony, which is celebrated on November 19 each year

Her platinum tips were frosted in the pixie cut she has favoured recently, which highlighted her cheekbones

Her platinum tips were frosted in the pixie cut she has favoured recently, which highlighted her cheekbones

Princess Charlene of Monaco, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, and Princess Stephanie attend the celebrations

Princess Charlene of Monaco, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, and Princess Stephanie attend the celebrations

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco with Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella during the Army Parade, as part of the official celebrations

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco with Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella during the Army Parade, as part of the official celebrations

But when Prince Albert ascended, he decided to choose the same day as his father rather than the day of Saint Albert, which would have been November 15.  

It is typically celebrated with fireworks over the harbour the evening before, and a mass at St Nicholas Cathedral in Monte Carlo the next morning.

The celebrations come after Princess Charlene and Prince Albert took part in Monaco’s Red Cross gift giveaway on Wednesday.

Charlene made the most of the mild November temperatures and more the festive green dress, which had long flowing sleeves and was tied at the waist with a black leather belt. 

Prince Albert was in formal attire, with a number of opulent medals embellishing the front of his jacket - which was embroidered with red and gold

Prince Albert was in formal attire, with a number of opulent medals embellishing the front of his jacket – which was embroidered with red and gold

The holiday is also known as The Sovereign Prince's Day, and the date of the celebration is chosen by the reigning Prince

The holiday is also known as The Sovereign Prince’s Day, and the date of the celebration is chosen by the reigning Prince

Traditionally, the Princes chose the day of the saint they are named after

Traditionally, the Princes chose the day of the saint they are named after

Princess Charlene worn a wide rimmed black hat with a contrasting bright white pants suit

Princess Charlene worn a wide rimmed black hat with a contrasting bright white pants suit

Her platinum tips were frosted in the pixie cut she has favoured recently, which highlighted her cheekbones. 

The annual charity distribution is part of a number of events organised by the Red Cross in the run up to Christmas in Monaco and sees members of the princely family gift presents to people in need.  

The event saw members of the princely family speak to some of the Red Cross volunteers who took part in the gift distribution. 

They also listened to the story of vulnerable people who were stocking up on gifts ahead of Christmas. 

Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Prince Jacques of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco

Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Prince Jacques of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco

It is typically celebrated with fireworks over the harbour the evening before, and a mass at St Nicholas Cathedral in Monte Carlo the next morning

It is typically celebrated with fireworks over the harbour the evening before, and a mass at St Nicholas Cathedral in Monte Carlo the next morning

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