With her beautiful face and statuesque figure, Princess Charlene can take on almost any style. The fashion-forward Monegasque royal turned heads this month after lobbing off her bob and debuting a new super-short pixie cut. The only thing that remained to be heard was husband Prince Albert of Monaco's verdict on Charlene's chic new crop.
When People asked whether his wife sought out his advice before going for the chop, the 57-year-old replied, "I knew that she wanted to do that, and I think she looks great with short hair."
"It was the end of summer and she was doing a lot of activities with the kids," he explained. "It's more like she walked into the room and said, 'What do you think?'"
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Mother of two Charlene, 32, has favoured shorter hair in recent years, but her new style is one of the most dramatic. The South African beauty unveiled her new look at the Monte Carlo Casino this month as she met with Russian boxer Ruslan Provodnikov. The sportsman shared a photo of himself with the princess on Instagram, describing the meeting as an "honour."
Charlene's hair was covered on Thursday, however, as she joined her husband for Monaco's National Day celebrations. Albert and Charlene, wearing a burgundy dress and matching hat, delighted the crowds by appearing with their 11-month-old twins, Jacques and Gabriella, on the balcony of the palace.
The outing was the first time that the twins have officially been seen in public since August, and came just a month before their first birthdays on Dec. 10. "They are beginning to take their first steps and trying to say little bits of words," proud father Albert recently told Monaco Matin.
"They really want to express themselves and I speak to them in French. In everyday life, they are very playful and curious."