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Following Their marriage, Prince Rainier and His beautiful Princess transformed Monaco into an international center for business, philanthropy, culture, sports and the arts – truly a destination synonymous with all that is luxurious. That sparkling reputation lingers... Her glamour and Hollywood caché coupled with His foresight and vision for the Principality remain a constant presence.

Today, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II continues to inspire His people with a thoughtful and dynamic vision as He guides the Principality towards a bright and vibrant future and, along with His sisters, The Princess of Hanover and Princess Stephanie, carry on Their parents’ charitable works, patronage of worthwhile causes and support of cultural and artistic activities.

Spitzberg 2005Prince Albert lends His name to numerous international charitable causes. He serves as President of the Monaco Red Cross, is Deputy Chair of The Princess Grace Foundation in Monaco and in the USA and since 1982, has been Honorary Chairman of the association Monaco Aide et Présence, founded in 1979 under the auspices of Princess Grace. He also serves as Chairman for various Monégasque sporting federations and organizations.

Following two expeditions to the North Pole regions to report on the effect of global warming, He established in 2006 the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, as part of His personal commitment for the protection of the environment and for sustainable development.

Prince Rainier III appointed Princess Caroline as the President of the Garden Club of Monaco in 1982 and President of the Organizing Committee of the Festival of Monte-Carlo Arts (later renamed the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo or Spring Arts Festival) in 1984. It was also His decision She become the President of the Princess Grace Foundation in Monaco.

In Niger with AMADE - 2007Princess Caroline succeeded Her Mother as President of AMADE in 1983 and in 1984 was asked by Prince Rainier to establish the Princess Grace Irish Library to hold Princess Grace’s collection of books, music and to promote Irish culture. Princess Caroline realized Her mother’s dream of a ballet company for Monaco in 1985 when Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo was created. She has served as President ever since and plays a key role in the activities of the company – one of Monaco’s finest cultural accomplishments.

Princess Stephanie is the President of several associations including: the Monaco Youth Center and the Princess Stephanie Activity Center. She is Honorary Board member of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA; President of the International Monte-Carlo Circus Festival and since 1985 She has presided over the Organizing Committee of the Princess Grace Theatre and the Jury of the Monte-Carlo Magic Grand Prix. In 2004, She created Fight Aids Monaco to inform about the AIDS epidemic, prevent through knowledge and awareness and support of those directly or indirectly affected by the virus.

 

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