Prince Albert Was Joined By Celebrities At Monaco Gala While Charlene Remains Abroad | Royal | New
The royal was pictured on the red carpet with his sister Princess Caroline of Hanover, actress Sharon Stone and Orlando Bloom. Caroline, Princess of Hanover is the eldest of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and Grace Kelly.
Prince Albert was also joined by other relatives at the event, including Charlene’s brother Gareth Wittstock, niece Pauline Ducruet and nephew Andrew Casiraghi.
The event was organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and brought together scientists and philanthropists to bridge the gap between environment and health.
The event included an auction of works of art and collectibles, with the money raised going to the Foundation’s initiatives to fight climate change.
However, Princess Charlene was unable to attend the event.
Instead, she thanked the foundation for “a successful and magical time” on her Instagram page.
The princess traveled to South Africa in mid-May and fell ill while on a conservation mission where she contracted an infection in her ears, nose and throat, preventing her from traveling.
Charlene is not expected to return to Monaco until October after undergoing a four-hour operation under general anesthesia.
With Princess Charlene’s condition keeping her in South Africa, the royal missed the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix and her tenth wedding anniversary.
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The princess is also a former Olympic swimmer who previously represented South Africa at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, but retired from the sport in 2007.
The princess met her future husband in 2000 during the Mare Nostrum swimming competition in Monaco.
She gave birth to twins Princess Gabriella and Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco in 2014.