The women of the Monaco monarchy have long been synonymous with elegance and grace, where elegance and sophistication reign supreme. Charlene Princess of Monaco and the iconic Grace Kelly have etched their names in the annals of fashion history, sharing not only a crown but also an exquisite sense of style. But how much has Princess Charlene taken inspiration from Prince Albert II’s late mother?
Philadelphia-born Grace Kelly, the enchanting Hollywood star turned Princess of Monaco, was the epitome of timeless grace. Her fashion choices during the 1950s and 1960s became the stuff of legend, with her iconic wedding gown forever etched in the collective memory. From one Hitchcockian blonde bombshell to the next, her daughter-in-law Charlene has inherited her flair for blending Hollywood glamour and regal elegance.
Bringing a modern and athletic flair to the principality’s style scene, the current Princess of Monaco had a career as an Olympic swimmer before marrying the Prince. Her wardrobe seamlessly blends traditional sophistication with contemporary trends, showcasing a penchant for sleek lines, bold colours, and avant-garde designs. Perhaps it’s the Princesses’ shared experience of the world beyond the monarchy that gives them such unique sartorial superiority. From monochromatic moments to swimsuit ensembles, Tatler takes a look at Princess Grace and Princess Charlene’s enviable ensembles.