Today we're going to take a look at all the latest news from Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco. I realise many of you may not be as familiar with the European royals (they get relatively little press coverage in the UK and the US) and I hope that in the coming weeks through these posts you will get to know them and their work.
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Since the couple's wedding in 2011, Charlene has been doing an enormous amount of important work and last month the website for her foundation was launched. Royals are in the enviable position of truly making a difference and in these recessionary times charities need more support than ever. Charlene's foundation is about "children who can become great adults" particularly through sport. The former Olympic swimmer plans to utilize what she learned from her time as an athlete to help children reach their full potential.
From Princess Charlene's Foundation website:
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Princess Charlene wore an Akris cape coat from the Fall 2011 Collection and an Akris black turtleneck from the Akris Punto range for the official photograph used to announce the website opening. Akris is Charlene's favourite designer and she wears their pieces all the time.
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Charlene looked chic in the Double Breasted Camel Hair Coat from the Akris Fall 2010 Collection. The coat also retails for just over $5,000 and is another piece the Princess has had in her wardrobe for a couple of years. The military inspired coat has a detachable hood.
Charlene's black nappa leather boots are the Stuart Weitzman Take Half mid-heel below the knee boots. They are currently available for £442.
The Palace in Monaco was literally lit up on Christmas Day. They often do this with Buckingham Palace to mark various days and it's visually fascinating.
You can watch Prince Albert's New Years message here!