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    The prestigious Bal de la Rose gala took place in Monaco inviting several royal guests

    And for the first time in a decade Princess Charlène participated in the annual charity event

    The glittering halls of the Sporting Monte-Carlo were transported back to the disco era on Saturday, March 23rd, as the Princely Family of Monaco and their illustrious guests gathered for the 68th edition of the Bal de la Rose.

    This prestigious event, held in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation, saw Monaco's elite don their most dazzling attire to revel in an evening of glamour and philanthropy. This year, the party, which has been running since 1954, took place at the Salle des Étoiles which is owned by Société des bains de mer de Monaco (SBM).

    Société des Bains de Mer runs 'Art de Vivre' concepts including hotels, gourmet restaurants, wellbeing activities and shops.

    The entrance to the Bal de la Rose gala

    Leading the soirée was Princess Charlène, in an eye-catching silver Elie Saab jumpsuit adorned with sequins that shimmered under the lights of the Salle des Étoiles. Her entrance alongside Prince Albert II and Princess Caroline, president of the event, set the tone for a night of extravagance and style.

    Once again the French designer Christian Louboutin, took creative lead in designing the venue. He served as the artistic director of the Ball, added his distinctive flair to the proceedings, ensuring a feast for the senses in a playful throwback to the age of disco.

    Guests attending the Bal de la Rose gala

    Princess Charlène's glimmering look was complemented by her husband, Prince Albert II, who went with a more classic black tuxedo that he paired with a dark pink bowtie. While Princess Caroline graced the event in a glittering black gown, in a more understated twist to the bombastic style of the night. Other members of the Grimaldi family were also in attendance including Charlotte Casiraghi, Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo, as well as Princess Alexandra of Hanover and her partner Ben Strautmann.

    The dinner setting at Bal de la Rose gala

    For Princess Charlène, this year's Bal de la Rose marked a memorable return after a decade-long absence, her chic bob hairstyle echoing the fashionable trends of the 70s and 80s. As the Master of ceremonies, journalist and TV host Stéphane Bern guided guests through an evening filled with culinary delights and entertainment, all in support of the Princess Grace Foundation.

    Princess Grace Foundation is a is a charity that was named after Princess Grace of Monaco. It supports up and coming performers across theater, dance and film offering awards, grants, scholarships and fellowships to help them in their careers.

    Some of the 800 guests invited to the Bal de la Rose gala

    The air was filled with excitement for the 800 guests in attendance, as they indulged in a sumptuous feast featuring delicacies such as caviar, sole, and farm chicken with truffle stuffing, culminating in a decadent chocolate dessert.

    The sparkling décor, adorned with 59 mirror balls and an abundance of glitter, transported guests back to the heyday of disco, while the infectious energy of the evening kept spirits soaring with the headlining performance by the iconic 70s singer Gloria Gaynor, who got the audience up on their feet with a medley of her timeless disco anthems, including I Will Survive and Never Can Say Goodbye.

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