After several weeks of rumours, Charlotte Casiraghi, the daughter of Princess Caroline and ninth in line to the Monégasque throne, appeared to confirm her engagement to her French-Lebanese boyfriend, 36-year-old Dimitri Rassam, at the annual Monaco Rose Ball on Saturday night in Monte Carlo. The 31-year-old was spotted with a diamond ring on the ring finger of her left hand as she arrived with Rassam.
According to reports, the couple is set to wed this summer in Sicily whereRassam’s family owns a villa, but there has been no official confirmation from Princess Caroline or the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. Rassam is the son of the late French-Lebanese film producer, Jean-Pierre Rassam and French actress, Carole Bouquet.
Dimitri Rassam will become the stepfather of Charlotte’s son, Raphaël, from her previous relationship with Gad Elmaleh. Raphaël was born in December 2013.
The 64th edition of the event, which was hosted by designer Karl Lagerfeld, was also attended by Charlotte’s mother, Princess Caroline; brother, Pierre Casiraghi; sister-in-law, Beatrice Borromeo; and younger sister, Princess Alexandra of Hanover.
Beatrice’s appearance also confirmed her rumoured pregnancy with her appearance. She was seen cradling her baby bump during the event. The 32-year-old Italian is expecting her second child with Pierre, seventh in line to the throne, with sources telling People that she is due in May. The pair has a one-year-old son, Stefano. They married in 2015, first in a civil ceremony at the Prince’s Palace in July and a second time in a religious service in Italy in August.
Charlotte and Pierre’s older brother is due to become a father of three this year, as well. Andrea Casiraghi’s wife, Tatiana is expecting their third child sometime this year. They have a son, Alexandre and daughter, India.