Charlotte Casiraghi and Dimitri Rassam call off engagement after welcoming a son

By Meaghan Wray

Just two months after the birth of her second child, Charlotte Casiraghi has called off her engagement to fiancé Dimitri Rassam, sources close to the couple confirmed to HELLO!’s sister publication HOLA!. The news comes after the former couple welcomed their baby boy in October, joining the 32-year-old’s four-year-old son, Raphaël, from a previous relationship.

The pair was set to get married in June of last year but put off their nuptials before welcoming their child. Though Charlotte and Dimitri liked to keep their personal lives private, it appeared that they became engaged around a Christmas dinner in Paris in 2016, which was only noticed after the royal started sporting a diamond solitaire engagement ring. They then made their second red-carpet appearance for the glamorous Bal de la Rose in 2017.

Charlotte attended the Global Champions Tour of Monaco in June. Photo: © Getty Images

Their first official red-carpet debut, however, occurred during the César Awards in Paris just a week prior. Dimitri was up for an award for his film Le Brio, which was nominated for best film. A couple months later in May, the two jetted off to live la dolce vita in Positano, enjoying a romantic babymoon on the Amalfi Coast.

Stylish Charlotte quietly gave birth to their son at Princess Grace Hospital in London, which was named after her grandmother, the iconic movie star Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace after marrying Prince Rainer in 1956. The palace released a statement on behalf of Princess Caroline and Dimitri’s mom, Carole Bouquet, a French actress famous for playing a Bond girl in For Your Eyes Only.

Charlotte and Dimitri attended the Rose Ball together in 2018. Photo: © VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images

The statement read: "Her Royal Highness The Princess of Hanover and Madame Carole Bouquet are delighted to announce the birth of their grandson, who was born on 23 October 2018. Mother and baby are doing well." Their bundle of joy weighed in at 7 lbs 2 oz, joining Charlotte’s first born with ex-boyfriend Gad Elmaleh.

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