After turning heads in Milan with her edgy fashion week style, Princess Charlene returned to Monaco to honour Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio at the inaugural Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean on Thursday (Sept 28). The mom-of-two looked regal stepping out in a strapless gown by Atelier Versace that featured gold embroidery at the bodice.
The South African-born beauty, 39, was joined by her husband Prince Albert for the occasion. The couple, who are parents to two-year-old twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, shared a sweet moment of PDA on the carpet when the 59-year-old placed a gentle kiss on his wife’s cheek.
During the lavish affair, Charlene happily posed for photos between Princess Grace Kelly’s son and a dapper looking Leo, who was the recipient of the Award of the Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The Hollywood star was honored for his environmental work at the event held at the Monaco Garnier Opera House. Actor Adrien Brody, Jeremy Meeks in addition to singers Nelly Furtado and Robin Thicke, who performed on stage, were also in attendance for the glamorous fête.
Earlier this month, Prince Albert admitted in a candid interview with Graham Bensinger that public appearances can be difficult for him. He explained, "I consider myself a private person most of the time so it's hard to perform in a very public situation and have to do of course public appearances and speeches and depending on what it is and what the situation is." Though he noted that he gets to meet "great people."
Albert added, “Even at a younger age you kind of try and figure your way around [and] at a later stage in life then it becomes a little tedious, but there are things you have to do and you have to sort of grin and bear it and push forward.”