On Monday, December 18, Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, visited the homeless in Nice alongside Les Anges Gardiens de Monaco (the Guardian Angels of Monaco), who every week distribute food and hot drinks to people living on the streets and the needy.
For more than a decade their route has been well established, women, children, families, and those without a roof over theirs heads wait for the Guardian Angels at the regular meeting points: the port church then the Promenade des Anglais, and finally the Gare de Nice. Hot meals, essential items, and a little human warmth, are distributed to hundreds of homeless.
Princess Camilla, Lady of the Order Constantine of Saint George – whose husband, Prince Charles, is the Grand Master – is also involved with Unicef, the Red Cross, Amade, and the Princess Charlene Foundation.
“I am very engaged in national and international orders, in particular, in charitable and humanitarian assistance,” she said. “And when the Guardian Angels of Monaco came to talk to me, I was touched. I wanted my presence to support their action on the ground.”
For more than 10 years, the Association of Guardian Angels has been financed only by generous donors, she said, adding that she hopes that her participation on Monday will bring more publicity to their activities.