On Thursday, February 19, 2015, Their Serene Highness Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived at the Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco to attend a cocktail party in honor of the births of the princely twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.  The event was organized by the  Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco (FPCM).

According to the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco money raised during last evening’s gathering will be donated to the FPCM which:

“…implements ‘Learn to Swim, ‘Water Safety’ and ‘Sport and Education’ programmes worldwide.

One of the main projects for 2015 is the ‘South Africa – Monaco Rugby Exchange’. Underprivileged South African children, who were chosen based on their athletic achievements, have been invited to the Saint Devote Rugby Tournament which will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015,  thanks to a collaboration with the South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA).

The Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco will be welcoming this team to the Principality and will in turn be able to send a Monegasque team to South Africa this coming summer.

Both the Monegasque and South African children will take part in academic and social activities in order to broaden their understanding of different cultures and lifestyles.”


Photos courtesy of the  Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco