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Prince Albert attends event with daughter Jazmin Grace Grimaldi

They're rarely seen out together in public but Prince Albert of Monaco has attended a lavish bash with his daughter, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi.

By Bella Brennan
Prince Albert of Monaco and Jazmin Grace Grimaldi

She’s the oldest child of the Prince’s and although she’ll never inherit the throne because she was born out of wedlock, Jazmin is clearly being welcomed into the royal family with open arms.

Over the weekend, the 24-year-old was invited to the glitzy Formula One gala dinner, which was held in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

Jazmin stunned in a chic black evening gown while her blonde locks were swept up into an elegant bun.

Meanwhile her dad Prince Albert, 58, looked dapper in a tuxedo. His wife Princess Charlene and their twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, were not in attendance.

The pair arrived separately to the event but the fact Jazmin is now mixing in the same circles as her once estranged father shows just how far they’ve come.

Jazmin and her father Prince Albert both cut stylish figures as they attended the gala dinner.
Jazmin and her father Prince Albert both cut stylish figures as they attended the gala dinner.

Last week the striking blonde, whose grandmother is famed Hollywood starlet, the late Grace Kelly, sat front row at the Amber Lounge party in Monaco.

Jazmin first rose to fame at the tender age of 14 when her father publicly acknowledged her as his daughter.

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar in her first ever interview last year, the aspiring singer revealed she’d formed a strong bond with Prince Albert since their first fateful meeting when she was 11 years old.

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“I was 14, getting ready to go to high school, when it hit the media that my father had a daughter, and it was me. It's a difficult time for any young adult, and it was an adjustment to have that attention. But I knew it was going to come someday," she reflected of the dramatic turn of events.

"I wanted that moment to connect with my father, to get to know him, and to have him get to know me," she said.

Before revealing: "Not having had that figure around, I missed that. It's wonderful that it happened when it did, and we've been enjoying a great relationship ever since.”

Social circuit: In recent times, the 24-year-old has started to make more public appearances.
Social circuit: In recent times, the 24-year-old has started to make more public appearances.

Jazmin, whose mother is Tamara Rotolo had a three week fling with the Prince during a holiday to the French Riviera in 1991, isn’t the only child of Prince Albert.

Albert is also the father to Alexandre Coste, 12, who he welcomed in 2003 after a secret six year relationship with flight attendant Nicole Coste.

Meanwhile Jazmin has loved playing the doting big sister to the twins.

“I can't wait to be a sister to them and watch them grow up. They have these beautiful, big blue eyes – and they are both already so well behaved," she told Harper's of her half-siblings.

Jazmin says she adores her half-siblings Jacques and Gabriella.
Jazmin says she adores her half-siblings Jacques and Gabriella.

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