As global ambassador and member of the International Board of Directors of the movement Special Olympics, Princess Charlene of Monaco visited the Shanghai Pudong Special Education School on 12 March, 2012.
The visit was following the highly successful tour of the Princess to Melbourne where she inaugurated an exhibition titled "Grace Kelly: Style Icon" in honour of her late mother-in-law held at the Bendigo Art Gallery.
The exclusive exhibition held on March.10, 2012 showcased an exclusive collection of one hundred of Kelly's most famous costumes and dresses from designers like Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Yves St. Laurent.
Immediately following the Australia visit, Princess Charlene flew to Shangha. During the special school tour, she was accompanied by basketball player Yao Ming, and his wife.
The international organisation, Special Olympics, encourages and assists people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement currently assists more than 3.7 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programmes.
As a global ambassador, Princess Charlene has time and again assisted to build around the world more communities of respect, acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.
"Special Olympics is a movement that has always been close to my heart as it uses the power of sport to make incredible changes in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities while transforming attitudes around the world," Princess Charlene has earlier mentioned.
Catch a glimpse of Princess Charlene's tour of the Shanghai special school: