As I posted earlier, the theme of this year’s Monaco Rose Ball was “MoTown” (hence the Detroit roster ;)).

The ball this year was overshadows by the death of Princess Antoinette, the sister of the late Prince Rainier III. She lived to be 90 and died last Thursday. She will be interred on Thursday, March 24th in the Peace Chapel of Monaco’s Cathedral. Princess Antoinette, Baroness de Massy schemed against her brother in the past, trying to put her son on the throne. Wounds have, of not mended, scapped over since and Antoinette has been seen in the presence of Albert quite often.

Due to this event, Princess Caroline and Prince Albert cancelled their attendance at the ball, leaving the Casiraghi trio to manage things.

Very occasion-appropriate dress, Charlotte, I approve. Somber yet glamorous.

Andrea gave a speech, after which the Casiraghis left again. Everything seemed very well prepared (Caroline outdid herself once more there) and the three played their role very well.

Lovely, aren’t they?

In this picture, among others, Margherita Missoni, Beatrice Borromeo, Tatiana Santo Domingo, Eugenie Niarchos, Vera Santo Domingo.

More nobility was out and about, Charles and Camilla of Bourbon-Sicily among them:

Alex And Tatiana stayed beyond the speeches but that seems fine, yes? Presentation and all that

Beatrice wore cat for the occasion

Speaking of Beatrice, her half-sister recently got engaged to Prince Antonius zu Fürstenberg, which is an interesting match indeed.

For more pictures go to the Zimbio album.