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Princess Caroline of Hanover wins new fans as she goes grey

Maybe it was lockdown, maybe it was always on the cards but one of the most famous royal style icons of modern times has turned heads again with her latest move. Princess Caroline of Hanover has gone grey.

The princess showed off her locks, as nature intended them, as she attended events marking Monaco’s National Day in Monte Carlo. Her familiar dark hair has now faded to a sleek silver and her decision to keep it like that immediately won praise.

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Like the other royal women present, she wore black. Her face mask, like those of the princely family, featured the flag of Monaco.

Caroline, 63, joined her younger brother, Prince Albert II, and his wife, Princess Charlene, for the celebrations which were muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The royals attended a special Mass followed by further celebrations in the main courtyard of the Prince’s Palace in Monaco. Caroline, eldest child of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace, watched proudly as her nephew and heir to the throne, Prince Jacques, saluted during the commemorations.

Caroline has been considered a fashion icon since her early twenties and has appeared on the covers of some of the world’s leading style magazines. She has also enjoyed friendships with high profile designers including Karl Lagerfeld, to whom she was close until his death in 2019.

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Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.