Anne Hathaway joins Princess Charlene and Princess Grace Awards Gala

Rubbing shoulders with real royalty! Anne Hathaway joins Princess Charlene at glamorous Awards Gala
By Sarah Fitzmaurice

She is used to rubbing shoulders with red carpet royalty at Hollywood events but tonight Anne Hathaway was in the presence of a real life Princess.

The actress, 28, spent time with Princess Charlene of Monaco as the pair attended Princess Grace Awards Gala in New York.

While the Princess, 33, had donned a dramatic floor length lace Christian Dior gown with beading, draping and a floral pattern detail Anne kept things simple.
Rubbing shoulders with royalty: Princess Charlene of Monaco was seen posing with Anne Hathaway at the Princess Grace Awards Gala
By Royal appointment: Charlene stepped out in a stunning lace floor-length gown by Christian Dior while Anne donned a bejeweled dress that fell on her knee

She stepped out in a midi-length shift dress which boasted jewelled detail but kept her tones muted sticking to a pale champagne colour.

The Batman actress teamed the dress with bright red lips, rosy cheeks and dangling diamond earrings.

Meanwhile the royal former swimmer showed off an elegant curled up hairstyle with dangling earrings and a hard clutch.
Royal couple: Princess Charlene was joined by her husband Prince Albert II at the event. The Prince is who is Vice Chairman of the national foundation
Warm greeting: The Princess was seen extending a warm welcome to Julie Andrews
Happy couple? The Royal couple have found their marriage open to considerable speculation but both appeared relaxed at the event

The Princess was joined by her husband Prince Albert II, who is Vice chairman of the national foundation which is dedicated to helping emerging talent in dance theatre and film.

Former reality TV star Olivia Palermo also made and appearance at the event with her model boyfriend Johannes Huebl.
Familiar faces: Former reality star Olivia Palermo and actress Olivia Munn attended the event held at Cipriani in New York
Showing their support: Rachel York, model Selita Ebanks and Denis Rich also dressed up for the occasion

The usually on-trend former The City star wore an oversized peach ensemble which hung off her slim frame.

Model Selita Ebanks and Petra Nemcova, and singers Martha and Rufus Wainwright also attended the glamorous party.

The bash attracted a whole host of famous faces from the screen and stage and Princess Charlene was on hand to welcome guests at the event held at Cipriani in New York.
Model behaviour: Petra Nemcova, Meredith Ostrom and Sofia Vassilieva
Looking smart: Olivia Palermo was joined by her boyfriend Johannes Huebl while Natalie Cole and Denise Rich caught up at the bash

She was seen extending a warm hand to Julie Andrews who had donned an all black dress with white gloves for the evening.

Miss Hathaway also played a part in the event and spoke to guests as she took to the stage.
Not just a supporting role: Anne Hathaway took to the stage to speak at the Awards Gala
Group photo: Charlene Prince Albert, Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway pose together
Dancing Queens: The Royal couple posed with dance award honorees