The Water Bike Challenge charity competition ended in Monaco yesterday, in which the 42-year-old wife of Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, also took part. According to their rules, two teams of four world famous athletes had to cover the distance of 180 kilometers from Calvi in Corsica to Monaco on water bikes.
Her 62-year-old husband and their children, five-year-old twins Gabriella and Jacques, came to support Charlene. As soon as the competition ended and Charlene went ashore, her family began to hug her and congratulate her on her victory - the team of the wife of the Prince of Monaco, Serenity, became the winner of this competition.
The competition was sponsored by the Princess Foundation and is intended to raise awareness of its programs, including Learning to Swim and Water Safety. Since the inception of the Princess Charlene Foundation in 2012, more than 730,000 people, especially children, have benefited from these programs in 34 countries.
By the way, Conor McGregor, the UFC star, was supposed to participate in them, but he could not do this, since he was once again arrested on charges of attempted sexual violence and indecent behavior.
Princess Charlene is a renowned philanthropist and often uses her sporting connections to raise money for the foundation. She herself, being a native of Zimbabwe, played in the South African national swimming team at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. In 2007, she retired from professional swimming, and four years later she married Prince Albert II.