Her late mother Princess Grace of Monaco would have been so proud. Fifty years after the iconic royal founded children’s charity AMADE, Princess Caroline has been honoured for her tireless endeavours in continuing the organisation's legacy. Amade is active in South America, Africa and Asia, especially the Philippines, a country the 54-year-old has visited on several occasions to hear locals' stories at first hand.
This week, it fell to her good friend Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel chief creative, to present her with a People In Europe gong, which recognises leading figures in the world of arts, religion and business."The situation of children today looks very different," the sister of reigning sovereign Prince Albert told German newspaper Passauer Neue Presse."But the core message remains the same as the one my mother wanted to emphasise: children must be the centre of all our thoughts and interests."
And a new generation of Monegasque royals have taken this message to heart. A few weeks ago Caroline's daughter, amateur showjumper Charlotte Casiraghi persuaded her friends on the equestrian circuit to hold a benefit with a difference for children.Dressed in fun Seventies costume, the royal poster girl tackled fences, raising hundreds of pounds for the cause in the process.