Princess Charlene of Monaco​ Has the Sexiest Wardrobe of Any Royal

She loves to show off her shoulders.

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Before Charlene Wittstock became Princess Charlene of Monaco, she was an Olympic swimmer for South Africa. (She competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, finishing fifth in the 4 x 100 meter relay.) That same year, Charlene met Prince Albert II of Monaco at a swim meet in his home country...and the rest is history. The couple made their public debut in 2006, announced their engagement in 2010, and were married in 2011—the same year Prince William and Kate Middleton also said their "I dos." While Charlene's life has changed over the years (she's now a mother to twins, in addition to being, you know, a princess), her style has remained consistently elegant and sexy. She favors shoulder-baring dresses, body-hugging gowns, and maintains an edgy-princess vibe with her blonde pixie cut. And not once in the nine years since she's been a princess has Charlene worn a bad outfit. Now, that's impressive. Ahead, see all her incredible looks thus far.

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September 24, 2020

Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health. The prince wore a black and white tux while Charlene wore a glittering floor-length long-sleeve dress by Jenny Packham (the designer is also favored by Kate Middleton) and Repossi jewels.

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June 2, 2020

The couple wore face masks during a public appearance to attend the inauguration ceremony of the new Casino place in Moncao. Charlene wore a crisp white blazer over a floral printed beige dress while the Prince rocked a navy suit.

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January 27, 2020

For mass during the Sainte Devote Ceremony, Princess Charlene of Monaco wore a blue blazer and a purple tulle skirt with black tights.

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December 18, 2019

While celebrating the holidays in Monaco, Princess Charlene stepped out in a blue cardigan coat with geometric design and black booties.

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November 19, 2019

The couple dressed to the nines while attending a mass at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day in Monaco. We love Princess Charlene's crisp white tailored pants (and jacket!).

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November 15, 2019

A lesson in layering from Princess Charlene. The royal bundled up while attending the parcels distribution at the Red Cross headquarters in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

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September 6, 2019

For the traditional Monaco Picnic, Princess Charlene wore a multi-colored pattern look while holding little Prince Jacques hands. The outfit looked a little more loose and relaxed unlike her more formal gowns. (Royals like to be comfy too!).

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71th Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala In Monaco
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July 26, 2019

The royal stood out at the 71th Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala in an emerald Marchesa cape dress with cutouts. Her embellished clutch contained matching green stones to tie the whole look together. This is one of our favorite colors on her.

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59th Monte Carlo TV Festival : Cocktail at the Monaco Palace
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June 16, 2019

For the 59th Monte Carlo TV Festival, Princess Charlene wore a Louis Vuitton gown and Dior pumps. The dress looked like it was made of fringe-like threads, giving it some movement and eye-catching details.

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June 15, 2019

All royals like to have a day off from wearing suit sets and dresses. Princess Charlene dressed down in a white tee, leather jacket, jeans, and sneakers for the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

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Celebrities At F1 Grand Prix of Monaco
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May 26, 2019

The royal wore an asymmetrical black top and flamingo-pink pants to the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco. It was one of the most interesting and daring style statements we've seen from her.

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March 24, 2019

The royal shook hands with Peng Liyuan, wife of China's president Xi Jinping. The two matched in black pumps and buttoned-up smart ensembles.

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February 22, 2019

The whole family walked the red carpet for an event in Monaco. Charlene looked very formal and great as always, but really the twins—Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques—stole the spotlight in leather jackets and sunglasses. Too cute.

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January 27, 2019

The royal knew a red lip would add some much-needed color to her all-black ensemble. This small makeup trick brightened up her dark outfit as she left the Monaco Cathedral.

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Monaco National Day 2018
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November 19, 2018

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco attended a Gala during Monaco National Day. For the event, the couple wore their most regal looks. Charlene went with a conservative long-sleeve two-tone dress, though if you look closely, there is a little slit for a peek at the legs.

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2018 Princess Grace Awards Gala - Arrivals
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October 16, 2018

Name another royal that can rock a pair of suspensors better than Princess Charlene. (The correct answer is: no one.) She wore this menswear-inspired look to the Princess Grace Awards Gala in NYC, fitting right in with the cool gals of the Big Apple.

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Akris : Front Row - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019
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September 30, 2018

We don't see many royals attending fashion week shows (we wish they did!), but Princess Charlene pops in to one every now and then. She wore this black, partially sheer, Akris dress to the show in Paris.

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Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean 2018 :  Arrivals
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September 26, 2018

The royal couple posed with Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom at a Monte-Carlo Gala. Charlene wore a navy cape gown with a sparkly sheer shoulder, which matched the glitz and glam of Katy's dress sleeves. The sheer paneling on Charlene's dress gave the illusion of a sexy cold-shoulder moment.

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July 27, 2018

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 70th Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala in Monte-Carlo. While Albert wore a spiffy white dinner jacket, Charlene chose a stunning Atelier Versace gown with scale-like details made of Swarovski crystals. She accessorized with Repossi jewels.

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May 27, 2018

Princess Charlene stood out in a printed Akris dress from the label's Spring '18 collection. The gown featured slit panels that blew in the wind, revealing her blue pumps underneath. The color of her shoes matched the print on her dress perfectly—a signature fashion girl trick.

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January 27, 2018

Princess Charlene wore a plaid jacket over a black ensemble as she left the Monaco Cathedral during Sainte Devote Celebrations. Her scrunched gloves peeking out of cropped sleeves added a touch of old-school elegance. (Saint Devote is the patron saint of the Grimaldi family, reigning in Monaco, and is celebrated each year as a national holiday.)

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December 20, 2017​

While attending the Christmas Gifts Distribution in Monaco, Princess Charlene got into the holiday spirit with a red cape jacket, while her husband showed off his festive side with a Santa hat and Christmas-themed tie.

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October 25, 2017

Princess Charlene wore an off-the-shoulder column dress by Ralph Lauren to the 2017 Princess Grace Awards Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. The plum-colored ensemble was coincidentally (?) named "Charlene."

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Versace - Front Row - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018
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September 22, 2017

Princess Charlene attended the Versace spring/summer '18 show during Milan Fashion Week in a sexy metallic minidress with cutouts. She completed the look by draping a leather jacket over her shoulders and slipping on strappy silver heels.

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July 21, 2017

Princess Charlene awarded medals at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in Monaco while wearing a dazzling one-shoulder green dress and a large beaded collar necklace. She paired the look with a pair of white pumps.

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May 28, 2017

Princess Charlene arrived to the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix in a fitted asymmetrical dress with a square print (the modern polka dot, dare we say?). The royal kept things simple with nude heels and a red lip.

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April 23, 2017

Princess Charlene made a trip to the Turffontein Racecours in Johannesburg, South Africa, while visiting her family. She channeled artsy Parisian vibes in a striped dress and beret-style hat.

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September 9, 2016

The royal traded in dresses for jeans and a Red Cross shirt during the launch of World First Aid Day 2016 at the United Nations Office in Geneva. She trekked across the grass in a pair of sensible flats.

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July 23, 2016

Monaco's royal couple attended the 68th annual Red Cross Gala in Monaco. For the occasion, Princess Charlene wore a watercolor-inspired strapless Armani dress while Prince Albert II looked dapper in a cream and black suit. The princess accessorized her dreamy gown with diamond jewelry.

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