Princess Charlene of Monaco visited the Musée Océanographique in Monaco on 24 April, 2012 for the official inauguration of the new permanent exhibition entitled, "Turtle Island".
The princess who recently opted for a new cropped look, had to brave the winds as she unveiled a plaque during the inauguration.
Princess Charlene was seen reverting back to her monochromatic fashion sense as she decked out in brown trousers and matching coat.
She was spotted with her new hairdo at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament over the weekend.
People Magazine reported that the Princess has never been one to wear her hair down. She has often pulled her longer locks back into sleek ponytails and updos, as she did for her July wedding.
At the opening of the "Turtle Island," Charlene interacted with the large turtles and even with the children who came for the event. She also unveiled a stone that commemorated the Island's opening.
According to the official website of Musée Océanographique, the five turtles at the newly opened Turtle Island were presented to Prince Albert II of Monaco by the President of the Republic of Mali. Prince Albert was on an official visit to Mali last February when the turtles were given to him.
"Aged between 5-30 years and weighing about forty pounds, the five turtles furrowed will be visible from the month of May," the official website mentioned.
The exhibition space is divided into three areas, the first being dedicated to the discovery and the protection of land and sea turtles.
It is a space where adults and children alike can view various turtles including a Sulcata tortoise (turtle) from Mali. There are information signs that will help to raise public awareness about these unique species.
The second area is a game space having a sea theme while the third area is the relaxation lounge area located in the West Terrace of the museum. Here, people can sit, relax, eat while watching their children play and have fun with the turtles.
Start the slideshow and get a glimpse of Princess Charlene at the "Turtle Island" inauguration in Monaco: