Charlene teaches children CPR on World First Aid Day

Princess Charlene of Monaco was hands-on yesterday, as she helped teach children CPR on World First Aid Day, with the help of a practice dummy.

At the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland, Charlene demonstrated to a group of children how to perform chest compressions when someone has stopped breathing.

This year’s theme for the day was ‘First Aid for children, by children’, and the Princess, 38, also demonstrated how to give mouth-to-mouth and listen for a heartbeat on the patient, as part of the IFRC’s new campaign.

The former South African Olympic swimmer is a goodwill ambassador for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and looked casual in one of their polo shirts and flats. The organisation, similar to that of St John’s Ambulance in the UK, provides first aid education.

Charlene is mother to twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, who are almost two years old now. Thanks to her aquatic background, she has been taking her children to the pool daily to foster their swimming skills.

Married to the Monegasque Prince, Albert, the Princess also supports other swimming initiatives. She launched the USA branch of her charitable foundation in California back in May, which focuses on teaching children how to swim, water safety, sports, and education; in a wetsuit, skills and techniques including lifesaving were imparted by Princess Charlene.

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