Photos: Guests dazzle at Monaco’s Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses

In the presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNICEF Ambassador Delia Grace Noble, 150 guests bedecked in ballgowns, tiaras and tailcoats filled the fairytale-like Salle Empire of the Hôtel de Paris for the Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses earlier this month.  

On 4th November, the legendary Salle Empire of the Hôtel de Paris in Casino Square was transformed into a scene reminiscent of the most decadent fairytale as it played host to the Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses. 

Held under the High Patronage of Prince Albert and orchestrated by opera singer and UNICEF ambassador Delia Grace Noble, this exclusive event attracted approximately 150 guests who came together for a night of aristocratic elegance. 

The ladies, dressed in the finest ballgowns and jewel-encrusted tiaras, and the gentlemen, who were invited to don military attire or tailcoats, truly embraced the theme and spirit of the occasion, giving the evening the atmosphere of historic balls of yesteryear that were thrown in the Principality of Monaco by Prince Rainier and Princess Grace.  

An incredible fleet of more than 100 artists contributed to the event, and performances ranged from those laid on by the Metropolitan Band of Guards Army to the Czech national dance team, along with appearances by flag throwers, opera singers and international ballet stars. A highlight of the night was the passionate performance by opera superstar Vittorio Grigolo. 

Monaco’s Mayor Georges Marsan is pictured with Delia Grace Noble and Vittorio Grigolo. Photo courtesy of 

A dream that travels the world 

The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses is more than just a night of festivity, it’s a symbol of an age-old dream that continues to inspire and captivate.  

With plans to take this enchanting experience to other locations around the world, including Dubai, Cannes, London and Japan, having already graced the stunning city of Venice, the event is set to soon weave its magic in other prestigious international settings. 

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