At the 2011 Ein Herz fur Kinder (A Heart for Children) ceremony in Berlin, Germany, Princess Charlene of Monaco was presented with the prestigious Golden Heart Award for helping poor and handicapped children to swim in her native South Africa.
Dressed in an off-shoulder wine-colored gown, the princess radiated fairy tale glamour as she received the award on Dec.17.
Princess Charlene, wife of Prince Albert II of Monaco, is a former South-African Olympic swimmer. In fact, she is also the global ambassador for the Special Olympics movement which aims at promoting respect and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.
It has been reported that the movement is quite close to Princess Charlene's heart as she believes in its role in using the sport to change the lives of people.
The Golden Heart Award, in particular, has been presented to the Princess for her role in promoting the sport among poor and disabled children both in South Africa and worldwide through her Foundation Princess Charlene.
"I accept this award with pride and joy in the name of the volunteers who work so hard. Tonight it comes to children. The rescue of these children is a struggle and we cannot afford to lose him," German newspaper Bild quoted the Princess as saying.
Take a look at the stunning Princess as she receives the award at the 2011 Ein Herz fur Kinder (A Heart for Children) ceremony in the slideshow given: