THE STAR OF FRANKIE SHINES AT THE ROYAL PALACE
Belgrade 5 April 2007 – Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince
Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine hosted Mrs. Francine Giraudi,
President of The Children of Frankie
Association, whose Patron is HSH Prince Albert of Monaco and Mrs.
Papachristidi a friend of The Royal Couple in our Capital and at The Royal
In December last year, The Frankie Foundation celebrated its
10th anniversary gathering children at a performance of more than 40 artists of
the musical comedy named “Frankie and the Snowman at the New Years’ Eve”. On
that occasion 12 Ambassadors who are representing 12 months of the year were
named. HRH Crown Princess Katherine is representing the month of April.
The Jewellery shop Trau-Bros-Scintilla Monaco donated a
diamond necklace with 12 stars that symbolise 12 Ambassadors. Every Ambassador
will wear one star for the month she is representing. At the end of the year
these 12 stars will be collected and gathered into a necklace that will be sold
at an auction and the funds will be used for humanitarian causes that these
Foundation supports. This event will take place on 6 December 2007.
On that occasion Mrs. Francine Giraudi, President of The
Children of Frankie Association
came to Belgrade to hand a Star of Frankie to Crown Princess
Katherine in order to present this beautiful project named We will make it
happen. Crown Princess Katherine had the privilege to wear this necklace during
the traditional Easter receptions for children without parental care, Roma
children and children with special needs at The White Palace.
Besides Crown Princess Katherine, other eleven ladies are:
Madame Bettina Dotta from Monaco for the month of January, Mademoiselle Tasha de
Vasconcelos from Mozambique for February, Madame Edith Bonge Ondimba from Gabon
for March, Madame Tereza Maxova from Poland for May, Madame Touraya Bouabid from
Maroco for June, Madame Silvana Giacibini from Italy for July, Madame Barabra
Piasecka Johnson from USA for August, Madame Carrie Rubin from Israel for
September, Madame Sarah Ferguson from UK for October, Madame Guilaine Chenu
Telle from France for November and HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco for