Princess Charlene of Monaco attendsChristmas illuminations with Albert

Princess Charlene of Monaco spreads festive cheer in red tartan festive outfit as she attends the Christmas illuminations with Prince Albert

  •  Princess Charlene of Monaco, 45, looked effortlessly radiant at the event
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Princess Charlene of Monaco looked festively glamorous as she donned a red tartan ensemble to attend Christmas illuminations last night.

Former Olympian Charlene, 45, attended the event with her husband Prince Albert II, 65, both of whom appeared in good spirits at the do. They were accompanied by Princess Stephanie of Monaco

Mother-of-two Charlene was elegant and sophisticated, with her now trademark blonde pixie cut neatly styled into a side parting.

And she added to her old-school glamorous appearance with a classic make-up look.

Her fresh complexion was the picture of health. She wore a classic cats-eye make-up style, wearing liquid black eye-liner with a flick, and voluminous eye lashes.

Princess Charlene (pictured) was the picture of old-school glamour, with a festive red, tartan coat and and elegant make-up look complete with red lip

The royals attended an event showing off the Christmas illuminations in front of the Monte-Carlo Casino (pictured on December 7)

Prince Albert of Monaco (pictured, left) and Princess Charlene of Monaco (pictured, centre) with and President of Monte-Carlo Societe des Bains de Mer (SBM) Stephane Valeri (pictured, right) as they  pose for a photograph during the inauguration of the Christmas village in Monaco, on December 7

But the centrepiece of her elegant make-up style were her lips, which were impeccably lined and filled in with a classic red colour. 

Meanwhile, her husband was also dapper, in a dark two-piece suit, which he wore with classic lace-up shoes and a dark jacket. 

The couple both smiled as they posed for photographs together, and with the  President of Monte-Carlo Societe des Bains de Mer (SBM) Stephane Valeri.

Parents Princess Charlene and Prince Albert did not appear to be accompanied by their eight-year-old children, twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.

The couple’s festive outing follows a recent appearance they made at the end of November, when they attended a glitzy gala for the Monaco National Day.

Once again, mother-of-two Charlene, was the image of sophistication in a long-sleeved sequined scarlet gown, accentuated by a bright red lipstick. 

She once again opted for an Old Hollywood-esque look, styling her blonde tresses into gelled curl.

Again, she opted for a dramatic make-up look with long eyelashes and dewy blush.

Charlene was the very image of old school Hollowood glamour, with her blond pixie cut gelled into a side parting, and a classic red lip

Princess Charlene (pictured, centre) appeared to be deep in conversation with Princess Stephanie of Monaco (picture, left) and Prince Albert (pictured, right)

Meanwhile her husband sported a traditional ensemble with a fitted black jacket and navy trousers. 

The royals were presented with flowers, and were pictured being greeted by an adorable group of children donning traditional Monegasque costumes.

National Monaco Day is also known as The Sovereign Prince’s Day, and the date of the celebration is chosen by the reigning Prince.

Traditionally, the Princes chose the day of the saint they are named after. But when Prince Albert inherited the title, he decided to choose the same day as his father rather than the day of Saint Albert, which would have been November 15.

It is typically celebrated with fireworks over the harbour the evening before, and a mass in Monte Carlo the next morning.

Earlier in the day, the couple donned patriotic attire to celebrate the National Day of Monaco on Sunday – and their two children followed suit. 

Charlene has been enjoying a busy few weeks of public engagements, and was  spotted earlier in November helping to hand out gifts at Monaco’s Red Cross Christmas giveaway.

The royal wore a navy wool gilet as she joined Prince Albert and their niece, Camilla Gottllieb, 25, at the Royal Palace in Monte-Carlo for the outing.

The royals are pictured during the festive event with children dressed in Father Christmas-style outfits during the event

Prince Albert (pictured, left) and Princess Charlene (pictured, centre) and President of Monte-Carlo Societe des Bains de Mer (SBM) Stephane Valeri (pictured, right)  inaugurate the Christmas village in Monaco

Charlene appeared relaxed as she handed out presents to the event’s attendees.

The annual charity distribution is part of a number of events organised by the Red Cross in the run-up to Christmas in Monaco and sees members of the royal family gift presents to those in need.   

Charlene wrapped up from the cold in a navy wool gilet with leather lapels, which she layered over a black roll neck jumper and trousers. 

The event saw members of the royal family speak to some of the Red Cross volunteers who took part in the gift distribution.

They also listened to the story of vulnerable people who were stocking up on gifts ahead of Christmas.  

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