Princess Caroline of Hanover presided over the AMADE 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Monte Carlo Opéra Garnier on October 14th in Monte Carlo. AMADE – The Association Mondiale des Amis de l’Enfance (Association of Friends of Childhood) was co-founded by the late Princess Grace of Monaco.
Princess Caroline was joined by her son,Andrea Casiraghi, daughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, son-in-law, Dimitri Rassam, and his mother, Carole Bouquet, for the AMADE 60th Anniversary Gala at the Opéra Garnier:
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of AMADE and its co-founding by Princess Grace, AMADE organised a unique Gala Dinner on the stage of the Opéra Garnier. Orchestrated on a voluntary basis by Charles Kaisin, designer of surrealistic dinners, with the generous support of Monte-Carlo SBM, this Gala Dinner was attended by 85 guests who came to celebrate this anniversary and share the ambition of AMADE, an impactful philanthropy leader for childhood protection. The dinner was catered by Chef Marcel Ravin, two-star chef at the Blue Bay in Monaco, who offered a menu composed of courses reminiscent of his childhood.
An exceptional Dinner around 5 scenes, each representing one of the 5 AMADE programs in favour of vulnerable children: Dignity for Women, Energy of Hope, Civil Status for All, Unaccompanied Minors Migrants, Capoeira for Peace. For example, the guests were invited to produce electricity from lemons, copper and zinc to illustrate the Energy of Hope program; to play a game of “connect the dots” to draw a passport, a schoolbag, a diploma… for the Civil Status for All program; or to listen to the Soprano Alexandra Marcellier in her majestic and impressive red dress, to embody the beneficiaries of the Dignity for Women program.
To mark this 60th anniversary, exception was the watchword. The Opéra Garnier of Monaco was utterly transformed to serve as the venue for this prestigious and exclusive event. And quite rightly, the show was as much in the room that usually welcomes the spectators as it was on stage, and around the tables and the guests: extraordinary decorations, waiters in costumes, entertainment and artistic activities at the table… And as there were no kitchens close enough to the Opera, one had to be temporarily built from scratch. The Café de la Rotonde was transformed to welcome Chef Ravin’s brigade. It was an unprecedented operation that illustrated everyone’s commitment to the success of this wonderful evening in the name of children protection.
Charles Kaisin, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Stéphane Valeri
Princess Caroline of Hanover, Dimitri Rassam and Angélique Kidjo
Princess Caroline wore Princess Charlotte’s Cartier Sapphire Suite, a jewel inherited from her grandmother, Princess Charlotte of Monaco, Duchess of Valentinois.