06 January 2015

Charlotte of Monaco

Charlotte in 2014.

Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi (born 3 August 1986) is the second child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Stefano Casiraghi, an Italian industrialist. She is seventh in line to the throne of Monaco. She is a granddaughter of Grace Kelly, who became the Princess of Monaco in 1956 when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

Charlotte in 2014.

Charlotte and her two brothers, Andrea and Pierre, were born in the Mediterranean Principality of Monaco, ruled by their maternal grandfather, Prince Rainier III. When she was four years old, her father was killed in a boating accident. After his death, Princess Caroline moved the family to the Midi village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, with the intention of minimizing their exposure to the press.



In January 1999, Charlotte gained a stepfather and two stepbrothers (Prince Ernst of Hanover and Prince Christian of Hanover), when her mother married Ernst August, Prince of Hanover. Six months later, Casiraghi's half-sister, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, was born at a clinic in Vöcklabruck, Austria. The family then moved to the Parisian suburb of Fontainebleau. 


Casiraghi and her partner, Jewish French-Moroccan actor and comedian Gad Elmaleh, have a son named Raphaël, born in Monaco on 17 December 2013.

Charlotte with her son, Raphaël.

Charlotte with an unidentified man.


 Casiraghi works as a published writer and magazine editor.

A young Princess Caroline of Monaco, Charlotte's mother. They share a striking resemblance.

Charlotte and her son, Raphaël, who is pictured in September 2014 at the age of 9 months.


Thanks to Wikipedia.com for the biography of Charlotte Casiraghi.