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Pregnant Princess Charlene shines at open-air concert with Prince Albert

10 AUGUST 2014

Princess Charlene showed her support for her husband Prince Albert as she attended a charity concert over the weekend.

The pregnant royal, who took a hiatus from her official duties after news that she was expecting was announced, looked right at home as she welcomed guests into the Monaco royal palace.

Charlene stole the show in a pristine, white dress that fell just above the knee and showed hints of her growing baby bump.

 

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 Prince Albert and Princess Charlene

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene are expecting their first child in December



Standing alongside her beau, the soon-to-be mum looked the picture of health and happiness as she affectionately placed a hand on Albert's back.

Charlene's first appearance after pregnancy news

The pair were seen mingling with the stars of the night – tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Aleksandra Kurzak – who wowed the hundreds-strong audience with their voices.

Part of the profits from the evening's Summer Dream concert, which was held in the impressive courtyard of the palace, went to The Prince Albert II Foundation. The charity raises money for various environmental projects, which focus on climate change, renewable energies and sustainable development among other causes.

 

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene

Singers Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak with Prince Albert and Princess Charlene



Charlene's outing comes a week after the princess, who is believed to be around five months pregnant, attended the 66th Monaco Red Cross Ball with her husband.

She dazzled in a floor-length navy blue gown and added a touch of sparkle to her outfit with a jewelled headband and large, drop diamond earrings.

Representing the Monegasque royal family, Albert and Charlene dined with guests including Shirley Bassey, French actor Francois Cluzet, Princess Camilla, Duchess of Castro and jazz musician Marcus Miller, before enjoying a spectacular firework display.

 

The Summer Dream concert was held in the courtyard of Monaco's royal palace



In late June, one month after the palace confirmed that Charlene was expecting, Albert broke his silence and spoke of his delight at becoming a soon-to-be father.

The 56-year-old monarch said that the pair were "overjoyed" and "thrilled" when they found out the life-changing news, according to Associated Press.

Albert also revealed that the couple of three years were "very excited" to discover that their child would be born in December, but that they were "taking every cautious step to make sure everything goes well."

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