On February 25, 2017, Princess Charlene attended the Prix Princesse Charlene de Monaco Charity Mile at the Hippodrome in Cagnes-sur-Mer in France. This was the first ever Charity Mile to be held in the country and was hosted by the Côte d’Azur Racing Society.
HSH Princess Charlene congratulates the winning jockey Ronan Thomas who rode Miracle des Aigles to victory for Action Innocence in the Prix Princesse Charlène de Monaco Charity Mile. This new and exciting addition to the French racing calendar saw $50,000 distributed between the 18 charities represented by each horse. Photo: Kasia Wandycz / Palais Princier
Heaven found that Charlene wore a black Akris jacket and jumpsuit to the event. While there, she awarded the prizes to the winners.
The Prince's Palace of Monaco said on Facebook with the above photos, "This Saturday, HSH Princess Charlene launched the "Prix Princess Charlene of Monaco Charity Mile" at the racecourse in Cagnes-sur-Mer. This unique event saw each horse in the race representing one of 18 local charities. Miracle des Aigles, ridden by Ronan Thomas, won the first Charity Mile representing Action Innocence who received a cheque from Princess Charlene for €10,000. Handi-Mobile Education received €6000 and the Monegasque Red Cross €4000, with all the remaining charities taking home €2000. This wonderful initiative and first of its kind for French Racing was a great success."
Princess Charlene handpicked 18 local foundations and associations for the race. They were: Action Innocence, AMAPEI, Children and Future, Rêv’animal, Fondation Lenval pour enfants, Société de Saint Vincent de Paul Monaco La Croix-Rouge Cagnes sur mer, La Croix- Rouge Monégasque, Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, Prince Albert II Foundation, Princess Grace Foundation Monaco, Fight AIDs, A CHEVAL TROT TOP, Just World International, CDEAM-Handi Mobile Equitation, Coeur de Course, Association des Jockeys de Galop, and Au-Delà des Pistes.
Her Serene Highness enjoys a day at the races as she launches the Prix Princess Charlene of Monaco #Charity Mile at the Hippodrome de la Côté d'Azur in Cagnes-sur-Mer. This handicap #race in the @francegalop calendar sees 18 horses, each representing a different local charity supporting animal welfare, children and people in need, competing to be crowned the winner. Photo: Kasia Wandycz / Palais Princier
Before Saturday's event, Her Serene Highness told Monaco Life, "This Charity Mile presents a unique opportunity for French racing to be giving back to society both here in the Cote d’Azur and abroad, supporting animal welfare, children and people in need. My thanks go to all those who have supported this exciting initiative, and I praise the charities represented for their tireless efforts to make a lasting difference to the lives of others.”