Princess Charlene of Monaco glams up in green on the red carpet
We’re green with envy over this Lanvin look.
Princess Charlene of Monaco stepped out for her first public appearance since testing positive for COVID-19 in early June, wearing a stunning Grecian-style gown on the Monte-Carlo Television Festival red carpet Friday.
The one-shouldered Lanvin gown featured a high-low hem with ruffle detail and a small train.
The former Olympic swimmer — along with her husband, Prince Albert II — looked in high spirits as she chatted with members of the crowd and even posed for selfies.
Charlene, 44, paired her bright green gown with strappy gold heels, a gold clutch and statement jewels from Van Cleef & Arpels.
Her cropped ‘do was perfect for showing off a pair of gold multi-strand diamond statement earrings, and she added a matching bracelet on one wrist and a chunky, two-toned diamond bracelet on the other.
The pair attend the opening ceremony of the four-day-long television festival, with Albert, 64, serving as honorary president of the event, which was founded by his father, Prince Rainier III.
The festival features special screenings, business workshops, parties and fan meet-and-greets with guests like David Hasselhoff, Jason Priestley, Jane Seymour and Joanne Froggatt of “Downton Abbey.”
Charlene’s glamorous night out marks one of the few times we’ve seen the royal since the mysterious illness that nearly killed her while staying in her native South Africa last year.
Once she returned to Monaco, Albert told People that his wife would be entering a facility in Europe to “have a rest and have a real medically framed treatment,” adding, “It’s not a personal relationship issue. And if you want to discuss another speculation, it isn’t related to plastic surgery or facial work at all.”
In May, the princess made her first official appearance since returning to Monaco, attending the Monaco E-Prix with Albert and their 7-year-old twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques.
After rumors swirled that Albert pays Charlene $12 million a year to stay married to him, a source close to the princess revealed exclusively to Page Six last month that simply isn’t the case.
“Of course she has a generous prenup, but Albert doesn’t have to pay her to stay,” the insider said.
“After being away for so long during her illness, Charlene is so happy to be back with Albert and the kids. They spend every weekend at their country place. Albert is fully supportive of Charlene and is also helping her with her charities.”