Monaco royal Charlotte Casiraghi might be due for a stern phone call from the palace soon.
The granddaughter of Grace Kelly and Gucci model, who's also an accomplished equestrian, competed in the Gucci Masters horse show in Villepinte, France, over the weekend -- but from the reactions to one of her dressage costumes, the only thing she might have mastered was pulling a major mistake.
While other equestrians sported donkey, angel and Flintstones costumes for the competition's Style portion, 26-year-old Casiraghi and her horse went for a "cowboys and Indians theme," with the athlete wearing face paint, a helmet accessorized with feathers to resemble a headdress and a beige outfit laced with fringe.
Even her horse had face paint on and a few feathers tucked onto his brow.
Casiraghi's fellow rider, Edwina Tops-Alexander, was dressed as a cowboy to complete the theme, but it was the young royal who drew backlash online over her look. One Tumblr user scorned, "Let’s simplify this even more: Don’t 'dress-up' as cultures that are not your own and/or you do not understand. Just don’t." "Really? She went so far as to add a feathered headband and war paint to the horse?" another pondered on Twitter.
Dear Charlotte: a phone call with Karlie Kloss might have saved you a LOT of trouble.
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