Princess Charlene of Monaco Chops Her Hair

04/23/2012 at 04:00 PM ET

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Prince Albert of Monaco has said he loves his wife, Princess Charlene, at her most basic. “To me, Charlene never looks more beautiful than when she is natural — without makeup and her hair pulled back,” he told Vogue last summer.

So we’re guessing her new haircut — which she debuted at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament over the weekend — is a huge hit with her husband. The Princess stepped out at the event — where Rafael Nadal took the crown — showcasing a closely cropped new do. Though the Princess has never been one to wear her hair down, she’s often pulled her longer locks back into sleek ponytails and updos, as she did for her July wedding.

In the same 2011 Vogue interview, Wittstock told the magazine she was feeling more confident in her personal style. “I’m starting to play with fresher, bolder, and more daring looks,” she said. “I’ve reached the point where I know what I like and what works.” Tell us: What do you think of Princess Charlene’s haircut?


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tillie on

This is news.Who cares

valerie on

It looks more like some one ‘butchered’ her hair! Not a good look at all!

Chichi on

She looks much, much older! Her longer suited her better. Oh well, hair grows back….

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Jolene on


ELC on

VERY MANLY. Nothing to rave about. She’s pretty but new du unflattering.

Ruby on

Wow!and she’s more confident in this butch hairstyle. What Gives?Who really wears the pants in the castle so to speak?

lisa on

she looks likes she has really aged. :(

chris on

did she do it with a weed wacker..?

Michele on

Maybe she is trying to get back at Albert for forcing her to marry him!

Marilyn on

Love the cut. She’s a beautiful woman and I am a big fan of short hair.

L ANN on

She reminds me of Twiggy….if anyone remembers her. A beautiful gal.

hanna on

She looks like Albert Nobbs now.

Kris on

She needs some hair extensions. Sadly that hairstyle looks bad on her and she is such a pretty woman.

Heather on

She’s a beautiful woman, but this hairstyle does NOTHING for her. Very unflattering. Luckily it’s still long enough that she can grow it into a cute crop bob in no time, which would look MUCH better.

Lindsay on

Short hair does not work on every woman, even one as beautiful as Princess Charlene. This haircut adds 15-20 years to her face. The other problem is the cut itself. It looks like she did it herself in her bathroom.

Kris on

She looks older with this haircut. It hardens her… it’s severe. Not a good look. And it’s butch.

A Nony Mouse on

With all due respect, if you don’t think this is news, you shouldn’t be reading People specializes in celebrity news, not anything that is necessarily what I would consider life-changing or pivotal. If you don’t consider this to be news, go to CNN.

Becky on

She looks sad. There is no happiness in her face. She also looks like a man. The hair and clothes doing nothing for her. I hope she can find happiness in her life.

cc on

She is not HAPPY or Bored or miserable??

Dee on

Looks cute.

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Michele, I agree with your comment!

maxie on

Botox and a wig couldn’t even help her now. You should have “run” when you had the chance!

Eli on

I hope she sold it so she can finally escape that dude like she’s tried before.

Mary on

What horrible mean spirited comments so far.

I absolutely LOVE it

Long hair really only suits people under 20. It drags your face down if you are any older. Most women look better with short hair in my opinion

This sophisticated elegant short cut is perfect for such a stylish woman.

Elaine on

I think she looks adorable, and this cut makes her look much YOUNGER than her years. The style is optimum for her duties. I wish more of these so called Hollywood stars would get a haircut instead of the long, stringy, parted down the middles mess so many of the actresses wear-Gwen Paltrow,Goldie Hawn, Jane Seymour, etc. Ladies, the 60’s died years ago, and you can’t look 21 any more. Let’s get back to some REAL hairstyles again with actual curls and not plastered to your head!

amy on


Michael on

It looks great short

Sheryl on

I think it looks great!!

aquacandy83 on

I cringed after seeing the photo…definitely not her best look.

Lolly on

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! Long hair is so passe – she’s smart to be bold with her hair – kudos to Charlene.

simplicity on

I hope she donated her beautiful long hair to the Locks of Love!

JungleCat on

Very unattractive and masculine looking. I hate that look on any woman.

B.Stallings on

It’s horrible! I hope she was at least able to receive a refund.

Jennifer on


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Kitty on

Happy women are confident enough to cut their hair. I’ve always felt that women over the age of 25 who had long hair were hiding from something. I also believe that men who don’t like short hair on women are hiding some latent tendencies. Read between the lines, y’all! The Princess of Monaco looks great with her new do.

Snow on

Yeah, think she’s rebelling against her husband considering he fathered an illegitimate child shortly before the wedding. This unfortunately is going to be another Charles/Diana marriage. Sad.

lisasimpsonfan on

Such a pretty woman too bad she let the gardener hack her hair. That style would look beautiful on her classic features IF it was cut right and not so chunky in the back.

fran on

That haircut (if you can call it that), looks like it was done by a goat! That short hair and lines on the face, plus the men’s jacket looks very manly.

magda on

makes her look much much older…..

amy on

She looks old and washed out. Not a good look at all.

wilmerson on

I think she looks beautiful as always. I like the fact that she is just being herself. It is great that she changes her look if she did not i would be bored and tired of her. She is confident in her own skin and I have mad respect and love for that. If she was not confident she could not pull off any look but she does. Some people keep saying she is not happy. I do not see a woman that is unhappy instead I see someone who is not afraid to take chances and does what she wants to. She does not care what anyone thinks and I would either. She is tough and doing an excellent job as Princess of Monaco. South Africa and Prince Albert should be very proud of his choice despite what others may think.

Sole42 on

fap fap fap

Mei-Lin on

She really looks good in short hair.

Victoria on

Princess Diana had VERY short hair and it worked. Princess Charlene’s new do is more like the old Beckham. It can look good, but she really needs to use more makeup, more accessories and stop wearing suits!!! When Charlene first married Prince Albert she looks gorgeous, her makeup and syle was just right, I hope she goes back to those styles and starts to use more makeup – when she does she is beautiful.

Wendy on

I think that her hair looks great. She has a beautiful face and now the confidence to wear a hairstyle that the she knows looks good on her. I don’t think that this is a “butch” haircut as someone put it in a not-very-nice way. I agree, shorter hair is more flattering on women over 30. Longer hair generally drags down the face.

Kimmy on

She looks horrible! Not only does she look manly but the haircut ages her. Charlene’s hott factor has definitely gone down.

marcia on

let’s see she left the pool and tried to find her style, she tried looking to play grace kelly style, classic and elegant gestures imitated some grace so now she got tired and decided to wear what you like and maybe if asumir without being truly in the shade of grace kelly, I admired it but I hope she takes it like, but do not try to imitate grace, respecting the protocol and of course it is happy

k on

I agree, it doesnt suit her

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