Rare sighting of Charlotte Casiraghi’s son at Monaco ceremony with Princess Caroline

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Charlotte Casiraghi attends the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Monaco with son Raphaël Elmaleh. (PHOTO: magazinefeatures.co.za)
Charlotte Casiraghi attends the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Monaco with son Raphaël Elmaleh. (PHOTO: magazinefeatures.co.za)

He’s only been seen in public a handful of times so the paparazzi got a kick out of snapping pics of Charlotte Casiraghi’s seven-year-old son, Raphaël, who accompanied her to the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco showjumping competition.

The little boy looked adorable in a grey linen suit and sneakers as he joined his mom and grandmother Caroline, Princess of Hanover, in handing out prizes to the winners.

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Charlotte with her mother, Princess Caroline of Hanover, and Raphaël took part in the prize-giving ceremony. (PHOTO: magazinefeatures.co.za)
(PHOTO: magazinefeatures.co.za)
Raphaël accompanies his grandmother, Princess Caroline, in congratulating one of the winners. (PHOTO: magazinefeatures.co.za)

Mom and daughter looked as stylish as always, with Charlotte (34) – an accomplished equestrian who previously competed in the event – opting for a chic black and white patterned Chanel dress.

Caroline (64) was the picture of elegance in a cream ensemble by Halston and gold jewellery.

Raphaël’s dad is Gad Elmaleh, a French-Canadian stand-up comic and actor whom Charlotte dated from 2011 to 2015. Because they were never married, their son isn’t included in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. 

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Raphaël’s father Gad Elmaleh at the 2019 Cannes Festival in France. (PHOTO: magazinefeatures.co.za)
(PHOTO: magazinefeatures.co.za)
With his grey eyes and dark hair, Raphaël appears to have inherited both his parents' good looks. (PHOTO: magazinefeatures.co.za)

In an interview with Paris Match, Moroccan-born Gad (50) said his son “rides a horse like his mother and puts on a show like his father”.

In 2019 Charlotte married film producer Dimitri Rassam (39), son of French actress Carole Bouquet (63) and late film producer Jean-Pierre Rassam. They welcomed a son, Balthazar, in October 2018. He’s 12th in line to the Monaco throne after his mother.

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Charlotte accompanied Prince Albert to the 15th international show-jumping event of Monte-Carlo. (PHOTO: magazinefeatures.co.za)
(PHOTO: magazinefeatures.co.za)
Princess Caroline's daughter proved she's a natural beauty. (PHOTO: magazinefeatures.co.za)

Earlier Charlotte was seen with her uncle Prince Albert (63) at the prize-giving ceremony of the Pro-Am Cup, which she founded and sponsors. The event is part of the 15th Jumping International de Monte-Carlo showjumping competition.

Albert’s wife, Princess Charlene (43), remains in South Africa where she’s recovering from a series of operations relating to a severe ear, nose and throat infection she picked up earlier this year.

Sources: magazinefeatures.co.za, newmyroyals.com, bergraag.com, jumping-monaco.com

 

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