Queen Latifah has been tapped to receive the Prince Rainier III Award for her charitable efforts and dedication to the arts at the 2016 Princess Grace Awards Gala.
Fashion for Relief founder and supermodel Naomi Campbell is set to host the event Oct. 24 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York; the evening will include a special performance by New York City Ballet’s Tiler Peck (past Princess Grace Award winner) and Robert Fairchild.
The Prince Rainier III Award, which recognizes “a renowned leader in the arts whose own accomplishments are coupled with demonstrated service to their community,” includes a grant of $25,000 to the philanthropic organization of the recipient’s choice and a uniquely designed sculpture by artist Alex Soldier. Previous recipients include Julie Andrews, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Glenn Close, George Lucas, Mandy Patinkin, Twyla Tharp, Denzel and Pauletta Washington, Cicely Tyson, Dick Van Dyke and Robert Redford and Sibylle Szaggars Redford.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco said of Latifah: “She has demonstrated a devotion to helping others throughout her illustrious career as an award-winning actress, musician and producer. Her deep commitment to AIDS and cancer research and to programs that help the hungry, youth, women and LGBTQ community have made a difference in the lives of so many.”
Source: THR/Caitlin Greenho/Joy105