Dust Off The Tiaras: Grand Ball Celebrates Monaco’s Social Elite

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Diana Luhova   Contributor

Dust Off The Tiaras: Grand Ball Celebrates Monaco’s Social Elite

The exclusive Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses will welcome members of royal and princely houses on June 17 at the Hotel de Paris.

150 guests from around the world are expected to join Monaco’s social elite for Le Bal des Princes et Princesses, under the High Patronage of Prince Albert and organized by Delia Grace Noble of Monte-Carlo. The dress code is precise: ceremonial military uniforms or tailcoats for gents and floor-length ball gowns with tiaras for ladies.

This is the third Ball organized by Noble. The 2018 “Venice in Monte-Carlo” was followed the next year by the inaugural Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses which “transformed” the Salle Empire at the Hotel de Paris and offered exceptional delicacies through the cuisine of starred chef Alain Ducasse along with a show of “heavenly melodies, grandiose dances and thrilling performances.”

“I also had a great honor from Prince Albert to exhibit for this event a dress belonging to Princess Grace, which she wore in 1966 on the occasion of the Centenary Ball,” Noble says. “Another important aspect is that we support the Princess Grace of Monaco Foundation, which provides significant aid to humanitarian projects in favor of children.”

Tickets for this year’s event include a Gala dinner by a top Michelin-star chef and a live show with a portion of sales again going to the Foundation. Prices range from €1,200 to €2,000 (including a night at the Hermitage) per person or €5,000 to €9,000 for two people, depending on how VIP guests want to be—for example, themed makeup and hairstyle, two nights at the Hotel de Paris, Nice-Monaco helicopter transfer service.

For Noble, this fairytale event is a chance to “rub shoulders with A-listers from around the world and dance with royal beauties in the midst of imperial splendor where magic, romance and music will float in the air.” She adds, “Distinguished guests will get a unique experience of nobility, submerged into a stunning décor and will find themselves in the heaven of Monte Carlo’s glamour.”

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Diana Luhova   Contributor

 I cover Russian, Ukranian and Kazakhs oligarchs, entrepreneurs, and celebrities for Forbes Monaco.