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Monaco royal family cancel annual Rose Ball for the first time since 1954

Monaco royal family cancel annual Rose Ball for the first time since 1954

The Monaco royal family preferred to cancel one of the brightest social event, Rose Ball. The annual festival was cancelled amid coronavirus fears, Hello reported on Thursday.

Rose Ball is the world-famous and glamorous event has been held every year since it was established by Princess Grace of Monaco in 1954, and even went ahead following her death in 1982.

In 2020, the ball was scheduled to take place on 21 March but will now be postponed as a precautionary measure amid the covid-19 outbreak. In fact, this is done out of consideration for the invited guests.

«Due to the stricter precautionary measures related to COVID-19, we are forced to postpone this event. We will schedule a new date depending on how the situation develop,» a statement on the Rose Ball website reads.

The decision was made after the Swedish royal family cancelled a dinner reception earlier this month. Despite the risk of the infection spreading is considered low, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia postponed an official dinner, where around 150 guests were expected to attend.

Rose Ball as the most bright Monaco event

Held in the Salle des Etoiles of Monte-Carlo Sporting, the dinner used to raise funds for the Princess Grace Foundation, which traditionally supports people and children in need by developing humanitarian and philanthropic projects.

Every year, Rose Ball usually attended by Princess Caroline of Hanover, Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco.

This year’s theme was to be Bollywood, with the artistic curation of the show now led by Christian Louboutin. Awaiting further development of events, Monaco royal family expressed its hope for improving the situation as soon as possible.