Grace Kelly’s glamorous granddaughter appeared to confirm her engagement to her film producer boyfriend as she joined Monaco’s high society at a charity ball last night.
Charlotte Casiraghi, 31, daughter of Princess Caroline of Hanover, looks set to tie the knot with the dashing Dimitri Rassam, 36, after a whirlwind year-long romance.
The couple looked the picture of happiness as they arrived for the annual Rose Ball in Monte Carlo, with Charlotte debuting a glittering diamond on her ring finger.
Caroline, 61, who is married to Prince Ernst August of Hanover, looked delighted by the news, beaming as she arrived for the black tie event with fashion designer Karl Largerfeld.
Charlotte’s brother, Pierre Casiraghi, 30, and her half-sister, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, 18, also attended.
Glowing: Charlotte Casiraghi, 31, announced her engagement to film producer Dimitri Rassam at the Rose Ball in Monaco last night. Pictured, the couple arriving for the glittering gala
Proud mother: Princess Caroline of Hanover, 61, arrived for the event with designer Karl Largerfeld. She couldn’t help but smile at the happy news of her daughter’s upcoming nuptials
Family affair: Charlotte’s brother Pierre Casiraghi attended with his wife Beatrice, pictured
Black tie brilliance: Pierre Casiraghi and wife Beatrice donned matching black ensembles
In bloom: Princess Caroline looked in excellent spirits as she sat down for dinner at the ball
Monaco’s finest: Princess Caroline with Karl Largerfeld and children Charlotte Casiraghi, Pierre Casiraghi, pictured with wife Beatrice Borromeo, and Princess Alexandra of Hanover
The engagement comes just a week after Charlotte’s step-brother, Prince Christian of Hanover, tied the knot with his fashion designer fiancee Alessandra de Osma in an extravagant two-day wedding in her native Peru.
But the royal family returned to Monaco in time for the Rose Ball, one of the highlight’s of the nation’s social calendar.
The event, which is in its 64th year, benefits the Princess Grace Foundation, named after the late actress and royal.
All eyes were on Charlotte as she arrived on the arm of her fiance.
Hola! reported the couple were engaged earlier this month, however this is the first time Charlotte and Dimitri have confirmed the speculation, according to sister publication Hello!
The couple are reportedly keen to marry quickly and are planning to wed in a ceremony this summer.
Sparkler: Charlotte showed off a diamond engagement ring as she arrived for the ball
Whirlwind: The couple are engaged less than a year after going public with their romance
Radiant: Charlotte, who inherited grandmother Grace’s good looks, beamed at the ball
Well-wishes: The bride-to-be shared an affectionate moment with designer Karl Largerfeld
Who are Charlotte Casiraghi and Dimitri Rassam?
Charlotte Casiraghi is the second child of Princess Caroline of Hanover and the late Italian businessman Stefano Casiraghi, who died in 1990.
She is the ninth in line to the Monegasque throne. Her grandmother was Princess Grace of Monaco and her uncle, Prince Albert II, is the current monarch.
Charlotte, 31, has a four-year-old son, Raphaël, with Moroccan-French stand-up comedian Gad Elmaleh, whom she dated from 2011 to 2015. She went on to date Italian filmmaker Lamberto Sanfelice, before splitting in 2016.
Shortly afterwards she met fiance Dimitri Rassam, a 30-year-old French film producer. Rumours of a relationship first started swirling in early 2017.
Dimitri is the son of actress Carole Bouquet, a friend of Charlotte’s mother, Princess Caroline of Hanover, and French Jean-Pierre Rassam, a French Lebanese film producer.
Jean-Pierre died from a drug overdose when Dimitri was just four years old.
Dimitri has a six-year-old daughter with his ex-wife, Russian model Masha Novoselova, whom he divorced in 2016.
According to reports in Hola!, Dimitri and Charlotte first met in Paris before spending time together in her country residence in Barbizon, an hour outside the French capital.
The couple choose to keep a low-profile, although they did both attend the civil marriage ceremony of Charlotte’s half brother, Prince Christian of Hanover, and his wife, Alessandra de Osma, in London in November 2017.
News of Charlotte and Dimitri’s engagement was first reported by Hola! in March 2018.
Charlotte appeared to confirm the announcement when she arrived at the Rose Ball in Monaco on Saturday 24 March with a glittering diamond on her ring finger.
There is speculation they could marry in Sicily, where Dimitri’s mother, French actress Carole Bouquet, owns a villa. Bouquet is a long-time friend of Caroline.
Charlotte, who has inherited her actress grandmother’s striking good looks, made a statement in a bold black and white Yves Saint Laurent creation last night.
The classic black velvet column dress was dominated by a feathered one-shoulder strap.
She kept the rest of her look simple, opting for a small black leather handbag with chain strap and tying her brunette locks up in a sleek high-fashion up-do.
The slight quiff at the front of her hair added a touch of playful edge to the otherwise elegant ensemble.
Belle of the ball: Princess Alexandra of Hanover, 18, centre, looked beautiful in a tweed gown
Gracious: Princess Caroline receives a bouquet from a young ballet dancer at the Rose Ball
A-list guests: Princess Caroline and Largerfeld spent time speaking to the excited ballerina
Pink perfection: Princess Caroline arriving for the ball, accompanied by Karl Largerfeld
Flirty frock: Princess Caroline donned a tiered midi-dress in a soft pink for the occasion
Meanwhile Princess Caroline, who married Prince Ernst of Hanover following the death of Charlotte’s father, Stefano Casiraghi, opted for a softer look in a tiered powder pink dress.
The mother-of-four teamed the flirty frock with a pair of rose pink velvet shoes, metallic silver clutch and an oversized starfish necklace.
The light tiers of the mid-length gown swished elegantly as she entered the Monte Carlo Sporting Club, accompanied by Largerfeld, 84, the event’s designer.
Other guests included Swedish model Victoria Silvstedt, 43, who opted for a strapless white and nude gown and producer Monica Bacardi.
Entertainment: The 900 guests watched a performance by a company of young ballerinas
Elegant: The long tables were decorated with jars of vibrant pink flowers, pictured