On February 1, 2012, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco officially opened Le Foyer de l’Enfance Princesse Charlène (Princess Charlene Children’s Home) in Monaco.  Alongside the princess were His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, the children’s home director, Mr. Patrick Serre as well as dozens of local dignitaries.

During the opening ceremony speeches were made then Princess Charlene unveiled a plaque which will be prominently displayed in the home alongside a painting of the princess by artist, Romero Britto.

According to the Palais Princier de Monaco the purpose of Le Foyer de l’Enfance Princesse Charlène:

…is to accommodate and protect  children in danger who are subject to a Judicial Placement Measure. It is open 365 days a year and 24/7.  [The home] represents a new step in the social policy of the Monégasque Government to further consideration of the needs of children in distress and their families in Monaco. source

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Source and photo courtesy of Palais Princier de Monaco