Princess Charlene of Monaco and her husband Prince Albert attend the Princess Grace Awards in New York.

Princess Charlene of Monaco and her husband Prince Albert attend the Princess Grace Awards in New York.

Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene stole the show Thursday night when they attended the annual Princess Grace Awards in New York.

Dressed in a vibrant flowered gown, Charlene, 44, looked every inch the Princess as she joined her dashing husband, 64, to welcome guests to the gala held at 583 Park Avenue.

The event is named after Prince Albert’s late mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, and is held annually to raise funds for the US-based Princess Grace Foundation.

The prince acts as vice president of the foundation, which recognizes and supports emerging talent in theatre, dance and film.

Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene stole the show Thursday night when they attended the annual Princess Grace Awards in New York.

Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene stole the show Thursday night when they attended the annual Princess Grace Awards in New York.

Dressed in a vibrant floral gown, Charlene, 44, looked every inch the Princess as she joined her dashing husband, 64, to welcome guests to the gala held at 583 Park Avenue.

Dressed in a vibrant floral gown, Charlene, 44, looked every inch the Princess as she joined her dashing husband, 64, to welcome guests to the gala held at 583 Park Avenue.

Charlene turned heads in a floor-length, sleeveless dress with an array of colorful flowers.

Adding a touch of sparkle to her ensemble, she completed her look with a dazzling diamond necklace and matching flower earrings.

Striking a pose on the red carpet alongside her husband, the beaming princess opted for a bit of glamorous makeup on her dazzling features.

The event is named after Prince Albert's late mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, and is held annually to raise funds for the US-based Princess Grace Foundation. Pictured are Charlene and Albert

The event is named after Prince Albert’s late mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, and is held annually to raise funds for the US-based Princess Grace Foundation. Pictured are Charlene and Albert

The prince acts as vice president of the foundation, which recognizes and supports emerging talent in theatre, dance and film.  In the picture, the royal couple.

The prince acts as vice president of the foundation, which recognizes and supports emerging talent in theatre, dance and film. In the picture, the royal couple.

Charlene and Albert of Monaco greet guests at the 2022 Princess Grace Awards

Charlene and Albert of Monaco greet guests at the 2022 Princess Grace Awards

Zimbabwean-born Charlene continues her return to the world stage after a difficult 18 months, spending around 10 months in South Africa last year, after contracting a serious sinus infection during a solo charity trip.

The illness left her hospitalized and delayed her return to Monaco, and after returning to the principality last November, the mother-of-two left almost immediately, going to Switzerland to be treated for “exhaustion”.

She returned to public service in May, making occasional public appearances with her husband, Prince Albert, and their children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabrielle, by her side.

She posed with Albert for a portrait on their 11th wedding anniversary and joined him in taking their children back to school in September..

Charlene turned heads in a sleeveless floor-length dress, complete with an array of colorful flowers.

Charlene turned heads in a sleeveless floor-length dress, complete with an array of colorful flowers.

Adding a touch of sparkle to her ensemble, she completed her look with a dazzling diamond necklace and matching flower earrings.

Adding a touch of sparkle to her ensemble, she completed her look with a dazzling diamond necklace and matching flower earrings.

Charlene and Albert are all smiles as they greet guests at the gala in New York

Charlene and Albert are all smiles as they greet guests at the gala in New York

However, she made her biggest return to public service yet when she joined her husband at Queen Elizabeth II’s historic funeral in London, joining 2,000 other mourners at Westminster Abbey.

Monaco’s palace has always denied media reports of a breakup between Charlene and the principality’s ruler, Albert, who married in 2011.

However, rumors that the couple were incompatible surfaced early on, with Charlene attracting a barrage of attention for an apparent bad dose of pre-wedding jitters that reportedly caused her to seek refuge in her husband’s embassy. country and earn the nickname ‘the runaway bride’. .

In December 2020, it seemed that the relationship was plagued by rumors and a third paternity suit was emerging.

The December 2020 allegations claimed that Albert had fathered a love child (which would be his third, if proven) with an unidentified Brazilian woman during the time he and Charlene were already in a relationship.

Striking a pose on the red carpet alongside her husband, the radiant princess opted for a bit of glamorous makeup on her stunning features.

Striking a pose on the red carpet alongside her husband, the radiant princess opted for a bit of glamorous makeup on her stunning features.

Charlene, Albert and guests attend the 2022 Princess Grace Awards on Thursday night

Charlene, Albert and guests attend the 2022 Princess Grace Awards on Thursday night

The woman said she met the prince in a Rio de Janeiro nightclub in 2004, when Charlene and Albert were reportedly dating.

His daughter, a 15-year-old Brazilian schoolgirl, sent a handwritten note in Portuguese to Prince Albert at the Royal Palace last September.

Albert’s legal team called the allegations “hoaxing” and the legal team for the woman in question declined to comment.

It was scheduled to hit the Milan courts in February, but it never started. Some believe the matter has been resolved.

Shortly after the allegations came to light in December 2020, Charlene shaved half her head in a punk rock style. In the spring, she went to South Africa.

Zimbabwean-born Charlene (pictured center at event) has continued her return to the world stage after a difficult 18 months.

Zimbabwean-born Charlene (pictured center at event) has continued her return to the world stage after a difficult 18 months.

Since recommitting to royal duties, the princess has quelled rumors of a possible divorce or permanent move to Switzerland.

In an interview in the Monaco-Matin newspaper, he said: “I am very happy to be back in Monaco and with my family.”

She told the newspaper that she was determined to overcome her problems.

“My health is still fragile and I don’t want to go too fast,” he said. ‘The road has been long, difficult and very painful.’

Referring to her and Albert’s twins, Princess Gabriella and Princes Jacques, both aged seven, Charlene said: “When I returned to the Principality, I focused all my energy on my children, my husband and my health because they are my priority.”

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