Princess Charlene shared a photo in support of rhino conservation

The photo was taken by wildlife photographer Christian Sperka. Princess Charlene had visited The Rhino Orphanage

Princess Charlene shared a photo on her Instagram account in support of rhino conservation, with the title "Thank you for not forgetting about us". The photo was taken by wildlife photographer Christian Sperka. By means of various funds, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation supports many associations and nongovernmental organizations dedicated to the conservation of rhinos. Princess Charlene had visited The Rhino Orphanage in the Limpopo, South Africa.

The photo was taken by wildlife photographer Christian Sperka. Princess Charlene had visited The Rhino Orphanage

It was a safeguard operation, the rhino's horn is cut to prevent animals from being killed by poachers

It was a safeguard operation, the rhino's horn is cut to prevent animals from being killed by poachers

It was a safeguard operation, the rhino's horn is cut to prevent animals from being killed by poachers

It was a safeguard operation, the rhino's horn is cut to prevent animals from being killed by poachers

It was a safeguard operation, the rhino's horn is cut to prevent animals from being killed by poachers

It was a safeguard operation, the rhino's horn is cut to prevent animals from being killed by poachers

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    1. Anonymous21/5/21 03:57

      I love Charlene for lending her support to this cause. When HSH gets it right, she REALLY gets it right. Go, Princess Charlene...bravo!

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  2. Nous ne pouvons qu'être émus quand nous voyons ces photos très bien choisies aux belles couleurs harmonisées avec Charlène ; j'aimerais bien savoir de quand elles datent ?

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  3. Anonymous19/5/21 11:48

    I love this. Nice to see she uses her fame for worthwhile causes. You are awesome, Charlene.

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  4. Very well captured by the photographer. The First Lady of Monaco looks fragile, like a girl. Beautiful. I guess nobody knows her - except her nearest and dearest...

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  5. Anonymous19/5/21 16:38

    Sadly, the photo is about Charlene, rather than the rhino. The rhino is a wild animal. To be sedated, with eyes covered just for a photo shoot is not helping the animal at all and can actually harm the rhino. There are much more impressive photos that can occur, in nature that do not involve letting a woman drape herself over it, after it's been sedated, with eyes covered, just to accomodate her, rather than actually focus on the animal itself. I find it a very self-serving photo, rather than helping. My opinion. Anne

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    1. I am not a specialist of wild animal nor rhinos, but I doubt it was sedated for the picture, I think it had to be sedated for care and she took the opportunity for photos. At least that is what I hope.

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    2. I agree, the photo is ridiculous, theatrical..

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    3. Anonymous19/5/21 20:01

      You need to do more research about the rhino, in my opinion. There are only 5 species left, the rest are extinct. The Northern White Rhino is essentially extinct as there are only 2 living females left in the world, and the Southern White Rhino is assumed to be extinct in the wild and is critically endangered. The rhinos are becoming extinct due to being hunted for their horns. On protected reserves, they are still poached, even when they have been dehorned in an effort to make them unattractive to the poachers. This is 100% a human caused problem that needs a human response. This is not the first time that Charlene has lent her support to this cause. Please suspend your personal feelings for Charlene for a moment to consider that the sedation and cloth covering the eyes are all in the conservation effort, not to accommodate a person. I will admit that if I was there, I would do the same thing Charlene is doing. How could you not try to apologize for putting them in the endangered situation they are in, offer some affection as we humans do? Nothing would ever be enough. As LindaS says so perfectly, this photo is powerful. ~d

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    4. Anonymous19/5/21 21:25

      Such an ignorant comment. Don’t fret, in SA we don’t sedate our precious near-extinct animals just so princesses can pose with them for vanity. She was captured in a moment of empathy for a rhino while it was sedated, and using the photo to raise awareness of their plight. No wonder some royals choose to “never complain, never explain”. Imagine having to defend yourself every time a total stranger makes an ill-informed, ignorant remark about you.
      Lady M

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    5. What a sad comment. I find the picture powerful and moving.
      Chel

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    6. Anonymous21/5/21 03:29

      I read on other media of Charlene that the rhino was sedated and blindfolded because the anti-poaching unit sawed off it's horns shortly after in order to protect the animal. This was done as a conservation measure to deter poachers from killing the animal for the sake of stealing its horns.
      I totally understand Charlene's empathy and sorrow that such drastic measures have to be taken to save the life of an endangered animal from ruthless humans who would have killed it.
      Anyone who can only see this as a show of Charlene's non-existent vanity should be ashamed of their blinkered vision.
      Do some research before writing such clap trap and character defamation.
      - Anon 9:13

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  6. Anonymous19/5/21 17:30

    Wonderful image capturing a quiet moment showing her connection, and by extension, our connection to nature.

    Not being familiar with rhinos, I wonder about a detail in the photo. What are the red elements hanging from this rhino’s ears? I would love to learn about this.

    Вера💚🦋

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    1. Exactly my thought, what is it in the ears that resembles shoelaces..? Some kind of identity marking perhaps?
      /Miranda

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    2. Anonymous20/5/21 08:19

      Probablement un Rhino qui se trouvait hors zone protégée, pour le sauver des braconniers, transfert dans un lieu sécurisé, pour le calmer bandeau sur les yeux et bouchons dans les oreilles pour le bruit.
      Vanessa

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    3. Anonymous20/5/21 08:22

      Probablement un Rhino qui se trouvait hors zone protégée, pour le sauver des braconniers, transfert dans un lieu sécurisé, pour le calmer bandeau sur les yeux et bouchons dans les oreilles pour le bruit.
      Vanessa

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  7. Not much to say about fashion.
    Looks like she could be wearing a camouflage jacket or jump suit.
    I admire the work she's doing.
    Look out Charlene, you've been laying low of recent times but the critics are out there waiting for you. The Duchess of Sussex will be able to take a break now.

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    1. Virginia Dogwood27/6/21 02:02

      Such a shame. No good deed goes unpunished.

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  8. Anonymous 21:25 Thank you, Lady M. , for your good comment!

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  9. Anonymous20/5/21 02:30

    What a wonderful cause! Well done! Nothing to be said about the outfit.

    CH

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  10. Anonymous20/5/21 05:33

    Très jolie photo.
    Cause noble défendue par la princesse

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  11. Anonymous20/5/21 05:42

    @ Anne, you should check your facts before you start attacking this woman . You are making assumptions and presenting them as facts while at the same time promote yourself as the savior of wild life. Please do your research, and stop trying to manipulate a kind cause so you can pontificate on social media.
    Cherry.

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  12. Anonymous20/5/21 11:18

    Sur la page instagram de Charlène vous avez d'autres photos. C'était une opération de sauvegarde, la corne des rhinocéros est coupé pour éviter que les animaux soient tués par les braconniers.
    Vanessa

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  13. Anonymous21/5/21 00:11

    @Anne, Well, here are more pictures that depict the labor of this organization, do you understand now the importance of being informed before you cast aspersions and disseminate fake information? Put aside your judgement, is actually good for your health.
    Miss Marple

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  14. Anonymous21/5/21 08:20

    ok. But the hair 😓

    Jill

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    1. elle ferait mieux de se raser une fois pour toutes au lieu de le faire par épisodes !!!

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    2. Anonymous21/5/21 19:06

      Oh God, really? You can't bring her down this time. Just leave it alone. ~d

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  15. Can’t you see that they are taking off the rhino’s horn to protect him from poachers? Charlene seems to be trying to give the distressed animal some comfort, I’m pretty sure it has nothing to do with a photo op!

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  16. Anonymous22/5/21 00:39

    Wow! Some people nastiness never ends.
    Cherry

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  17. Anonymous22/5/21 13:54

    Beautiful and needed initiative.

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