HSH Prince Albert and Princess Charlene toured the Principality on the Morning of Thursday, December 14, visiting multiple establishments of the Monegasque Red Cross organisation and distributing Christmas gifts to its beneficiaries.

The Rosine Sanmori nursery was the first stop, in which the Princely couple handed out presents to the children before carrying on to the Princess Charlene home, a discreet shelter dedicated to children damaged by life and in need of attention.

The Prince and Princess ended their tour at the headquarters of the Monegasque Red Cross, of which they are the respective president and vice-president.

Around fifty retired Monaco residents, who are also on the social service list, gathered at the headquarters to meet the Princely couple in person. Gourmet gift bags awaited all the visitors, in which a selection of sweet and savoury festive treats were placed alongside another present.

The Christmas spirit of the Monegasque Red Cross extended beyond these gifts, as Decathlon gift cards were distributed to 86 children, and Carrefour vouchers were given to 67 households in need, with an additional thirty presents allocated to retirement homes in the Principality.

Images courtesy of Eric Mathon of the Prince’s Palace