The annual Bal de la Rose will not be held this month for the second year running as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 66th edition was due to be held on March 27 for the benefit of the Princess Grace Foundation at the Salle des Étoiles.

It has been rescheduled for March 19, 2022.

In a press statement, the Société des Bains de Mer said: “The health situation and the precautionary measures linked to Covid-19 lead us to postpone a second time.”

Princess Caroline, president of the Princess Grace Foundation, has chosen ‘Bollywood’ as the next theme. Christian Louboutin will be the designer.