….are one of the great royal collaborations of all time. Now I am not sophisticated enough to even pretend to comprehend all of Karl Lagerfeld’s designs, but I know enough to understand he was a great creative force in the design world. Which royal has been with him throughout his career? Princess Caroline of Monaco, that’s who, and it has been a meeting of minds that ran the gamut from the divine to the absurd. It was, however, never dull.
When I say they were together a long time, I meant a truly long time. When Caro was barely out of her teens, Karl would carry his fan to the court and cheer her on. Do you think he’s judging her tennis togs? I certainly do.
I went through hundreds of Caro and Karl photos, and I can honestly say that I never saw her genuinely belly laugh more than when she was with Karl. And, on occasion, he would crack a smile, too.
It’s hard to lose a friend at any age, but as we get older, it gets harder. Public life is wearing, even for experienced party soldiers like these two. I am glad they had each other to share some of the laughter and absurdity. RIP Karl. Keep your memories close, Caro.Embed from Getty Images