Ravishing is one of the first words Vogue has used to describe Charlotte Casiraghi, the beautiful brunette daughter of Caroline, Princess of Monaco. Casiraghi belongs to a group of “European BYTs” that includes her brothers, Andrea and Pierre, as well as assorted members of the Niarchos, Dellal, Santo Domingo, and Scarry clans, all of whom are followed by Paris Match and Hello! and, increasingly, by fashion magazines. Having been shielded from the press from a young age, Casiraghi—a competitive show jumper with a degree in philosophy—spends more time in the riding ring (clad in custom Gucci) than at the center of the social whirl. Increasingly venturing into the public eye, she colaunched EVER Manifesto, a print and Web publication about sustainability, in 2009. Meanwhile, maintaining her place on the International Best-Dressed List has been zero problem: Her go-to label is Chanel Haute Couture.
1986 – Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi born to Caroline, Princess of Monaco, and Stefano Casiraghi, an Italian industrialist. Though fourth in line to the throne, Charlotte holds no royal title.
1990 – Begins riding lessons. October: Her father is killed in a boating accident. Soon after, Princess Caroline moves with Charlotte and her brothers, Andrea and Pierre, to Saint Rémy-de-Provence, France.
1991 – Charlotte receives a Sardinia island as a gift from her paternal grandparents.