Prince Albert and Princess Charlene honour Nelson Mandela at anniversary charity event

Princess Charlene was brimming with pride as she took part in a special charity evening dedicated to Nelson Mandela and his legacy, alongside her husband Prince Albert.

On Tuesday 18th July, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended a dinner that had been organised for the benefit of the Mandela Foundation, in collaboration with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Anant and Vanashree Singh Foundation.

Also present were Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, daughter of Nelson Mandela and Ambassador of South Africa to South Korea, and Anant Singh, the producer of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. 

The evening was in celebration of Nelson Mandela and his legacy on his 105th birthday. Earlier, a screening of the 2013 film was held at the Princess Grace Theatre, to which the public were invited to attend for free.

Princess Charlene was born in Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe), but grew up in South Africa and it was this country that she represented as a swimmer in the Olympic Games.

Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, was born on 18th July 1918 in Mvezo, Cape Province, and died on 5th December 2013.


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Photo credit: Éric Mathon / Prince’s Palace