Princess Charlene of Monaco Looked (Appropriately) Regal

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco attends the 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Princess Grace Foundation) Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

At the 2013 Princess Grace Awards Gala held yesterday in New York, the former South African Olympian swimmer turned royal was stunning in a rich dark-green taffeta gown, complete with an impressive ruffled high collar, by Ralph Lauren. Princess Charlene of Monaco looked the part of her fancy title and appeared poised and statuesque in the shapely dress. With her short blonde hair gelled back and a warm smile brightening her face, Princess Charlene looked every bit as lovely as her beloved mother-in-law.