Yesterday, December 18th, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene opened the Palais Princier doors to receive the children of the principality for Christmas.

Princess Charlene Peter Pilotto coat

For the second event of the day, Princess Charlene of Monaco surprised us with a designer she’s never (to my knowledge) worn before.

Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco attend the children Christmas Gifts

Princess Charlene wore another black turtleneck (is not the same as the Givenchy one she wore to the Boy George exhibition in November) and black skinny pants.

Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco attend the Christmas Gifts Distribution At Monaco Palace

The surprise was the coat which was designed by (drum roll, please) Peter Pilotto. Designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, the brand famously created Princess Eugenie’s wedding gown last year. Peter Pilotto is known for digital printed designed and royals such as Princess Victoria of Sweden and the Countess of Wessex have worn their designs.

Peter Pilotto Ottoman knit dark blue coat

This Ottoman knit coat is made of ribbed wool and angora-blend in blue, pink, and bright yellow in an ultra-modern geometric motif.

Princess Charlene's style

The coat, although not very warm it seems, makes for an elegant contrast to the black background of the top and pants and I think it’s a nice a change in Princess Charlene’s style.

Princess Charlene styled the coat with the Amore polished-leather ankle boots by Jimmy Choo, also in black. These boots were last seen on Net-A-Porter for $238 but are now sold out.

Jimmy Choo Amore polished-leather ankle boots

Princess Charlene seems keen on keeping things fresh these days and this, of course, called for change in hair, makeup and accessories.

Princess Charlene makeup 2019

We’ve never seen this necklace on Her Serene Highness before. It’s still UFO so far and I believe it may be an old purchase that has just been put to use lately. It seems like crescents and circles with diamonds(?) in the middle. I don’t like comparing the two ladies, but this necklace is something Princess Grace would wear in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Obviously, that’s a good thing.

Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco attend the Christmas Gifts Distribution At the Palace

Diamond stud earrings and the UFO wing ring were the finishing touches.

Princess Charlene hair and makeup 2019

The hair was more playfully put into a bob and the burgundy lipstick was changed to a more neutral pink. I have to say, this hair length really suits the princess and she seems to be having fun with it lately.


This is Probably Charlene’s last appearance of the year and, to me, it’s one of her best of the year, if not ever. The coat, the hair, the makeup, the accessories, everything is just right. Go Charlene!

What do you think of this look?