H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco


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During the seventh edition of the Peace and Sport International Forum, in November 2013, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco became an Ambassador of the international organization Peace and Sport.

li Biography

In 2000, Charlene’s team finished fifth in the swimming competition at the Olympic Games in Sydney. The same year, she won the gold medal in the 200 m backstroke at the international swimming competition Marenostrum in Monaco, presided over by H.S.H. Prince Albert II. It was at this event that she met the Prince for the first time.

In 2002, she won three gold medals during the swimming World Cup (50 m and 100 m front crawl, 4 x 100 m relay) and the silver medal during the Commonwealth Games in Manchester (4 x 100 m relay).

In 2007, she stopped competing after qualifying for the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Growing up in South Africa heightened Charlene’s awareness of problems faced by children. Throughout her career she gave swimming lessons to children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

On many occasions, she has accompanied the Prince on his travels to support charitable works.

H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco has been involved in a number of projects in South Africa, from working with disadvantaged children to combat AIDS, to supporting environmental protection initiatives.

li More information

- Prince's Palace of Monaco website