While we adore Princess Charlene of Monaco, we have noticed that in the year since her royal wedding to Prince Albert II, she's been something of a sartorial cipher, opting for tan and gray ensembles that haven't done much to flatter her gorgeous looks.

But then, things started changing. Back in April, Charlene chopped off her blonde hair into a sleek and chic pixie cut.

And this weekend for Monaco's huge Formula One Monaco Grand Prix championship, Charlene totally amped up her style, choosing some riskier clothes than her usual shift dresses. On Sunday, Charlene and Albert attended the big race, where Charlene donned a badass pair of sunglasses and an awesome dress that appears to have turquoise racing cars zooming across it. Saturday brought the couple to a charity event, where Charlene wore a chic, flowy turquoise outfit.

And on Friday, the royal pair attended the Amber Lounge Fashion Show in Monaco; Charlene chose a sheer and pleated frock from Albert Kriemler's Spring 2012 Collection. (Last year she suited up in a sparkly black jumpsuit.)

Check out the photos of Charlene & Albert's weekend below... do you think Charlene is stepping up her style game?

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  • January 2011

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  • January 2011

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  • January 2011 in an Akris dress

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  • February 2011

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  • April 2011 in a suit by Akris

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  • April 2011 in Akris

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  • April 2011

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  • April 2011 in a tan Akris suit

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  • April 2011 in an Akris gown

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  • April 2011 in Akris

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  • April 2011

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  • April 2011

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  • April 2011 in a tan Akris suit

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  • May 2011 in an Akris dress

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  • May 2011 in Akris

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  • May 2011 in Akris

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  • May 2011 in an Armani gown

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  • June 2011

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  • June 2011 in a macrame Terence Bay halter dress

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  • June 2011

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  • June 2011 in an Armani Prive suit

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  • July 2011

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  • July 2011 in a Chanel suit

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  • July 2011

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  • July 2011 in a Giorgio Armani Privé gown

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  • July 2011 in a custom Giorgio Armani Privé wedding gown

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  • July 2011

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  • July 2011

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  • July 2011

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  • July 2011

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  • August 2011 in an Akris gown

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  • October 2011 in a beaded Christian Dior dress

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  • November 2011

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  • November 2011

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  • November 2011 in an Akris ensemble

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  • November 2011 in a custom Akris dress

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  • December 2011 in Akris

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