Princess Charlene and Prince Alber celebrate  Monaco's National Day

Monaco’s masked royals: Princess Charlene and Prince Albert lead sombre display as the family turns out in force to mark National Day with a mass

  • Princess Charlene of Monaco, 42, joined the rest of the royal family for National Day of Monaco today 
  • Looked chic in a stylish black jacket lined with bright pink as she and husband Prince Albert, 61, marked day
  •  Marks the annual day Prince Albert ascended the throne, with the family visiting cathedral alongside couple

The royal family of Monaco put on a glamorous display as they celebrated the country’s National Day at the Monaco cathedral today.

Princess Charlene, 42, cut a glamorous figure in an all black ensemble as she joined Prince Albert, 62, the reigning monarch, to mark the annual day he ascended the throne. 

The couple donned matching black face coverings for the occasion, while Princess Charlene also wore a delicate pair of black tulle gloves.  

Also present was Princess Caroline of Hanover, 62, her son Pierre Casiraghi, 32, his wife Beatrice Borromeo, and their children Stefano, 3, and Francesco, 2. 

They were joined by Caroline’s elder son Andrea Casiraghi, 35, and his American-born wife Tatiana Santo Domingo, 35, who donned face masks for the celebration.  

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert put on an elegant display in dark face coverings as they led members of the royal family to celebrate Monaco’s National Day  today 

The couple led the royal family in their celebrations today at Monaco’s cathedral (pictured, from left, Princess Caroline of Hanover’s son Pierre Casiraghi, his wife Beatrice Borromeo, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Andrea Casiraghi, right, and his wife Tatiana Casiraghi, second from right)

Pierre Casiraghi (right) and Andrea Casiraghi (left) arrive with their wives Beatrice Borromeo centre) and Tatiana Santo Domingo (behind)

Princess Charlene of Monaco looked typically elegant in a wool coat with a vibrant pink lining and pearl drop earrings

Covid-19 procedures were in place. Pictured, a nun has her temperature checked as she arrives at Monaco Cathedral

Carabiniers of Prince Albert II of Monaco, wearing protective face masks, stand in front of Monaco Cathedral

The family cut a chic display, with South African-born former Olympic swimmer Charlene – who shares two children with Albert – teaming a black coat with pink lining with a matching hat.

Beatrice Borromeo opted for a black and grey overcoat and matching skirt, as well as a large black hairbands and white face covering. 

Meanwhile Princess Alexandra of Hanover opted for a stylish black overcoated with button detailing and swept her hair back into a stylish bun for the event.    

Tatiano joined Charlene’s penchant for black, wearing a dark overcoat, maroon hatband and monochrome heels.

Andrea Casiraghi, his wife Tatiana Santo Domingo and Princess Alexandra of Hanover, wearing protective face masks

Pierre Casiraghi arrives with his wife Beatrice Borromeo, who donned a chic velvet headband for the occasion

Prince Albert II of Monaco in his formal military dress (left) arrived with his wife Princess Charlene (right)

Prince Albert (left) and Princess Charlene (right) arrive to the cathedral ahead of the National Day mass  

The royal couple walked up the steps to the cathedral arm-in-arm, pictured, followed by their family

Meanwhile the royal men looked dapper in sharply cut suits and blazers as they watched the guard’s procession.  

The National Day of Monaco, also known as the Sovereign Prince’s Day, is celebrated every year on November 19.

The annual holiday takes place on the same day as Prince Albert of Monaco ascended to the throne. The date of the National Day was traditionally determined by the reigning Prince. The previous Princes often chose the day of the saint they were named after. 

However, when Prince Albert II ascended the throne he ended this tradition by choosing the same day as his father Prince Rainier III.

National day is typically celebrated with fireworks over the harbour the evening before and a mass in the St. Nicholas Cathedral the next morning.  

The people of Monaco may celebrate by waving the Monegasque flag.

A nun has her temperature checked at Monaco Cathedral ahead of the mass marking Monaco’s National Day

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