In presence of S.A.S. Prince Albert II, President of the Monegasque Red Cross, accompanied by S.A.S. Princess Charlene and S.A.R. Princess Caroline, this charitable social event takes place every year at the Sporting Monte-Carlo Hall of Stars.
History of the Red Cross Ball Monaco
In 1948 the young Prince Rainier III of Monaco chaired the first Gala of the Monaco Red Cross, an organization which had just been established by Prince Louis II of Monaco. Henry Dunant, The Principle, of course, was to contribute to funding of the spirit of the great humanist, Henry Dunant. That year, the star was none other than Maurice Chevalier. But each year, the program rivals it in glamor, hosting Christian Dior fashion show in 1952 and Zizi Jeanmaire in 1953.
Princess Grace's Presidency
Ten years after its inauguration, the Gala of the Red Cross had a change of President ... this time a woman: Princess Grace of Monaco. Ella Fitzgerald (1959), Sammy Davis Jr. (1961), Charles Trenet (1962), Sacha Distel (1963), Gilbert Bécaud (1968), Charles Aznavour (1970) and Shirley Bassey (1971).
Charitable Action By Excellence
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A Glamorous Atmosphere and a Legendary Rendezvous
With its glamorous atmosphere and prestigious prizes ..., the Gala starts with the traditional drawing of the raffle, followed by a lavish meal of summer flavors, at the end of which H.S.H. Prince Albert II opens the ball. The sounds of the concert in the Monaco Red Cross then echo from the walls of the Hall of Stars ...
Then, the traditional fireworks illuminates the sky of Monaco to the delight of the guests. A marvelous way for them to continue the evening of a Ball which still creates so many dreams ...