- The Monaco royal family was out in full force for annual charity event in aid of Princess Grace Foundation
- Princess Charlene, Prince Albert, and Princess Caroline headed up A list guest list at the exclusive Bal de la Rose event in Monte-Carlo, Monaco
- Princess Caroline’s daughter Charlotte Casiraghi, 27, was the belle of the ball making her first public appearance since having a baby
- German designer Karl Lagerfeld and British singer Mika also attended
Daily Mail Reporter
20:33 GMT, 30 March 2014
23:55 GMT, 30 March 2014
One of the most hotly anticipated events in Monaco’s social calendar, the annual Rose Ball, took place in Monte-Carlo on Saturday night and provided the perfect opportunity for a host of the principality’s young royals to let their hair down, while it even attracted a public appearance from Prince Albert and his wife, Princess Charlene.
The Bal de la Rose is a traditional annual charity event in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation, and this year Princess
Caroline, the foundation’s president, had asked her friend Karl Lagerfeld to
design the Rose Ball.
Heading up the royal entourage was
Princess Charlene, Prince Albert, and Princess Caroline – joined by her
fun loving children, including daughter Charlotte Casiraghi, 27, who was pictured dancing up a storm to British popstar Mika.
Belle of the ball: Charlotte Casiraghi (center), was full of the party spirit as she danced the night away at one of the annual highlights of the principality’s social calendar
Charlotte wore her hair in a simple up do, teaming it with a flattering and form fitting silver gown
The annual charity event in Monte-Carlo was organized by German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and Princess Caroline of Hanover, second left, who are pictured along with Princess Charlene and Prince Albert
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, who married in 2011, were pictured arm-in-arm at the event held in Monte-Carlo on Saturday night
Prince Albert and his South African wife Charlene wed in 2011 and looked to be having fun at the annual charity event in aid of the Foundation Princess Grace
Princess Charlene of Monaco and Beatrice Borromeo appear to be enjoying the evening’s festivities
The Rose Ball was Charlotte’s first official post-baby appearance and she was undoubtedly the life and soul of the party.
For the glamorous event, she sported a silver strapless Chanel Couture gown with an embellished shawl. She also wore her hair in a simple up do and sparkled in her metallic dress as she cut loose on the dancefloor.
Charlotte was joined by her partner Gad Elmaleh and their son Raphaël. Her brother Pierre also attended the star studded bash, accompanied by his girlfriend Beatrice
Borromeo who wore a breathtaking peach gown with a matching fur stole.
Former Olympian Princess Charlene looked elegant in a one-shouldered navy and black dress with diamond drop earrings. She and husband Prince Albert danced check-to-check at one point in the evening.
The royal couple indulged in a raw public display of affection at the event
Pierre Casiraghi, the younger son of Princess Caroline, attend the Rose Ball with his glamorous girlfriend Beatrice Borromeo
Caroline wore a monochrome dress under a grey
silk cape with cream trim, while Karl Lagerfeld worse his trademark black trousers, suit jacket and sunglasses.
As well as Mika who provided the evening’s entertainment, other stars in attendance included Shirley Bassey and Victoria Silvstedt.
Tickets to the prestigious event cost
800 euros and proceeds are going to the Princess Grace Foundation, which
is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The foundation supports emerging talent in theater,
dance and film by awarding grants, scholarships, apprenticeships, and
fellowships. It was named after Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco.
German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (right) and British-Lebanese singer Mika pose as they arrive for the annual Rose Ball
Victoria Silvstedt wore a flattering and demure pink rose embellished dress for the evening
As in previous years, the raffle included many prizes donated by luxury Monaco establishments, faithful to the Bal de la Rose and the foundation.
Princess Caroline and Karl Lagerfeld had decided to create a Russian ball, drawing inspiration from the
Absent from proceedings was Albert and Caroline’s sister Princess Stephanie, Princess Caroline’s youngest daughter, Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Charlotte and Pierre’s brother Andrea Casiraghi.
Mika entertained the crowds at the event, which raises money for the Princess Grace foundation
The Rose Ball 2014, an annual event which is held in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation, is reportedly the first time the royals have appeared together since Andrea and Tatiana’s Gstaad wedding in February