Albert and Charlene let their hair down for charity

He has a well-known connection to Hollywood through his late mother Grace Kelly.

So, for Prince Albert, a night mingling with the toast of Tinsletown provided the perfect setting for some fun and frivolity.

The Monagasque royal attended the annual Amfar gala in Cannes accompanied by his elegant bride-to-be Charlene Wittstock.

Shoulder to shoulder with the cream of Hollywood, the betrothed couple were happy and relaxed as they partied together at the star-studded event.


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Monaco's future princess looked radiant in a dove grey Giorgio Armani gown that complemented her delicate features and porcelain skin.

She has frequently been compared to Princess Grace, who lit up silver screens in the 1950s, exuding the glamour and poise associated with the golden age of cinema.

With less than two months to go until their big day, Charlene and Albert had every reason to celebrate at the gala evening.


Charlene was in a playful mood, giggling frequently throughout the event as she chatted to fellow invitees, including Naomi Campbell and Albert's niece Charlotte Casiraghi, who whom she clearly has a close friendship.

And her demeanour evidently rubbed off on her prince, who danced alongside her during one of the evening's musical performances.

It wasn’t just the couple's fancy footwork made evident at the charity event - so too was their generosity.


Top lot at the night's famous auction was the chance to play tennis with Prince Albert, for which a bidder paid 500,000 euros.

And former Olympian swimmer Charlene raised the same amount with an impromptu offer of a private swimming lesson, taking the royal pair's total contribution to the gala to one million euros.

The tactile 33-year-old, who stayed close to her prince throughout the evening, also placed the winning 60,000 euro bid on Moet & Chandon's Nebuchadnezzar Champagne in a gold-leafed bottle.


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