Two new stamps have been created in Monaco to celebrate five years of the Princess Charlene Foundation. The first stamp (71 centimes) is a picture of the princess at the South African-Monaco Rugby Exchange’, which aims to welcome young South African children to the principality. The second stamp (85 centimes) is a picture of the princess taken in Corsica during one of her educational Drowning Prevention evens.
The mission of the Princess Charlene Foundation is to raise awareness for water safety and to prevent drowning. It is estimated that one person drowns every 85 seconds in the world and children younger than five are most affected. The Princess Charlene Foundation runs many international; Learn to Swim initiatives and, since the initial beginning of the foundation, it is estimated that 307,000 people (most of whom are children) have benefited from the programmes. The campaign is currently held across 30 countries worldwide.
The two stamps are for sale in the Stamp Office in Monaco, in the Stamp and Coin Museum and in all the local post offices.