Princely couple in Courchevel for charity gala benefitting Princess Charlene Foundation

Over the weekend, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco headed to the glamourous Alpine resort of Courchevel, where they were the guests of a charity auction and gala organised for the benefit of the Princess Charlene Foundation and the Club des Sports Courchevel. 

The turnout for the second Courchevel Charity Gala, held under the Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert and British billionaire Sir James Ratcliffe, was impressive, with some 200 VIPs from the worlds of sport, business, the arts and European nobility, such as Prince Alexandre of Liechtenstein and his wife, Princess Astrid, coming together to support the event’s two chosen beneficiaries.    

Held in the Crystal Globe Room of the Ineos Club House on 24th February, it was an evening filled with great food and music.  

Before dinner, the attendees were treated to a concert by three extraordinary young musicians: 17-year-old Monegasque piano virtuoso Stella Almondo, French-South Korean violin prodigy Léo Couralet and France’s Gabriel Guignier, who has been playing cello since the age of five and is a student of Paris’ prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse. 

Monegasque piano virtuoso Stella Almondo performed at the prestigious event. Photo credit: Eric Mathon / Palais Princier de Monaco

The highlight of the night was, no doubt, the exceptional auction that was headed up by auctioneer Olivier Valmier and French artist Richard Orlinski. The lots included spectacular works of art, exclusive culinary and touristic experiences, rare wines and sport merchandise signed by world famous athletes as well as a beautiful photograph of Princess Charlene. 

A glamourous black and white photograph of Princess Charlene was one of the coveted lots presented for sale during the auction. Photo credit: Eric Mathon / Palais Princier de Monaco

All of the proceeds from the sales will go towards programmes put on by the Princess Charlene Foundation, the primary focus of which is water safety and drowning prevention, and the Club des Sports Courchevel’s kids club.  


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All photo credits: Eric Mathon / Palais Princier de Monaco