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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attend Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean

This past week, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the second Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean in the heart of Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Their Serene Highnesses were joined by the likes of Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, Leonardo DiCaprio, and many more notable faces for the dinner and auction. Other members of the extended Monégasque Princely Family were also part of the 708 strong crowd. They included Albert’s two nephews who are the sons of his older sister, Princess Caroline: Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi. Andrea and Pierre were joined by their wives, Tatiana Santo Domingo and Beatrice Borromeo, respectively.

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The Prince of Monaco hosted the major fundraising event organised by his namesake foundation, The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, on 26 September to “support its worldwide initiatives in favour of a sustainable ocean, a crucial issue calling for immediate and collective action,” according to the organisation.

The event included performances by Gloria Gaynor, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Robert Davi, Madcon, and Lior Suchard.

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Prince Albert also presented British actor, Orlando Bloom with the “Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Special Award” in recognition of his awareness work for environmental issues.

Upon receiving the award, Bloom stated, “The urgency of climate change has never rung louder than it is now. The science is clear. And what will they say of us, a hundred years from now, since we knew but sat and did nothing? The world is changing, and we need to change our habits along with it. So I would challenge you to think what impact you can make and what legacy you will leave for your children and grandchildren because I truly believe that each and every individual is capable of creating real and monumental change.”

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.