Being back home in Monaco clearly suits Princess Caroline.
That the elegant royal has discovered a renewed zest for life seems apparent from her smiling demeanour at recent engagements in the principality.
She was pictured looking upbeat at a contemporary art awards ceremony, alongside her brother Prince Albert this week.
Her joie de vivre is all the more surprising given reports that she's separated from her husband Prince Ernst of Hanover.
Although the royal palace issued a denial, the 55-year-old German aristocrat has not been seen lately in Monte Carlo, where Caroline, 52, has enrolled their ten-year-old daughter Alexandra in school.
For the past few years the princess was based in the couple's marital home Fontainebleau near Paris.
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