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Princess Charlene is the human embodiment of salsa dancer emoji

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By Chloe Lal
Princess Charlene

Looking red-hot at the 75th Annual Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix Princess Charlene has given us all a lesson in track-side style.

Stepping out on May 28, the mum-of-two stunned in a flowing scarlet gown by Akris. She finished off her ensemble with a pair of shades, nude pumps and a slick of red lipstick.

And fans made the very astute observation that Prince Albert's wife looked just like the red salsa dress emoji.

The couple attended the world’s most glamorous auto race in Monaco.
The couple attended the world’s most glamorous auto race in Monaco.
And fans were delighted by Charlene's red dress, that reminded many of this amazing emoji.
And fans were delighted by Charlene's red dress, that reminded many of this amazing emoji.
The former Olympic swimmer dazzled in an Akris gown.
The former Olympic swimmer dazzled in an Akris gown.

Charlene was at the prestegious event in a royal capacity, presenting the competition's winner Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel his trophy.

The Grand Prix is considered to be the "crown jewel" of auto-racing, so of course Prince Albert gave it his seal of approval by going for a quick drive.

And his South African wife got the exciting spot of shot gun.

The pair tied the knot in 2011.
The pair tied the knot in 2011.
The Princess presented the winner with his award.
The Princess presented the winner with his award.
Australia's Daniel Ricciardo [R] came in third place.
Australia's Daniel Ricciardo [R] came in third place.

The 39-year-old former Olympian recently gave a rare insight into her life, speaking about her strong ties to her motherland of South Africa.

Charlene, who was born in Zimbabwe, spoke during a TV interview during an official tour of her former native country.

“I am African,” she told Eyewitness News, “this is my home. It will always be. It’s in my heart, it’s in my veins and it always will be. I can’t wait for them to come here. I can’t wait to introduce them to Africa.”

The royal also spoke of her little ones, two-year-old twins Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, “Actually, they’re really a handful!"

"They’re beautiful, they’re smart. Full of energy. I really hope that in the next couple of years I’ll be able to bring them to South Africa, that would be an amazing moment for me.”

Shotgun!
Shotgun!
Time to celebrate.
Time to celebrate.
The couple had a blast at the racing event.
The couple had a blast at the racing event.

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