She said in an interview recently that she liked being independent.
And despite indicating she needs "time to adjust" to her new role, Princess Charlene of Monaco continues to carry out her official engagements in the principality with aplomb.
She was accompanied by her loving husband, Prince Albert at the Monaco Humanitary Group Presentation in Monte-Carlo.
Europe's newest princess, who looked classically elegant in an LBD, was offered a beautiful bouquet of flowers by a young girl.
And showing her caring touch, the pretty blonde swept her up in her arms by way of thanks.
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