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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene to make first joint official overseas trip since announcing pregnancy

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Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene are set to embark on their first official overseas trip together since announcing Charlene's pregnancy. The South African beauty, who is expected to give birth to the couple's first child by the end of the year, will accompany her husband to New York for three engagements next week. Albert and Charlene's first appearance will be on Monday 22 September, the royal palace has announced, when the couple will attend the plenary session of the opening of this year's Clinton Globe Initiative meeting.


Prince Albert and Princess Charlene © Photo: Getty Images

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert will travel to New York for three engagements

Hosted by Bill Clinton, his wife Hillary and their daughter Chelsea, the annual four-day conference will focus on the theme of Reimagining Impact – encouraging members to rethink about the way they impact the world. Albert and Charlene will be among a star-studded guest list, which includes the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tony Blair and Barack Obama all scheduled to speak at the event.

Charlene shows first signs of baby bumpThe Monegasque couple will be joined by other royals, as King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan are also expected to give speeches.

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene © Photo: Getty Images

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert announced the royal pregnancy in May

The following day Albert, whose charity the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation concentrates on climate change as one of their key issues, will take part in the UN's Climate Summit.

Albert reveals he was 'overjoyed' to discover wife's pregnancyOrganised by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, the conference will expect world leaders like Albert to put forward ideas on how to reduce emissions and mobilise environmental policies and such. The 56-year-old father-to-be will also attend Climate Week NYC events, which will have kicked off on Monday.

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert © Photo: Getty Images

Prince Albert speaking at a UN weather and climate conference in April

While Albert will meet with Ban Ki-moon, Charlene has been invited by the UN representative's wife Ban Soon-Taek to attend the Seventh Annual World Focus on Autism meeting on Thursday. At the 25 September event run by organisation Autism Speaks, spouses of world leaders will gather for an intimate breakfast over which they can discuss autism-related issues. Soon-taek will also give a speech while Dr. Liri Berisha, the former First Lady of Albania and President of the Albanian Children's Foundation, will be presented with the Global Autism Achievement Award.

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