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Royal Ascent of Mont Blanc

Princess Beatrice in Chamonix with Sir Richard Branson preparing charity climb with Dream Guides

Featured in: | Sophie Nicholson, Chamonix Editor | Published

Royalty descended on Chamonix as Princess Beatrice - the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson - arrived in town ahead of a planned ascent of Mont Blanc later this week. 

The Princess is hoping to climb Mont Blanc with Sir Richard Branson's children - Holly and Sam Branson - as part of the launch of their charity 'The Big Change'. Along with three others, the high profile trio decided to launch the charity with the aim of improving the lives of young people in the UK. Chamonix Dream Guides are leading the famous group on their high altitude adventure.

The group first came together in 2010 when they set a world record for the most people to complete a marathon tied together - the Caterpillar Run - and were subsequently inspired to create a permanent charity to help young people.

Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson will also be joining the group as a special guest when they attempt to climb the 4,810m peak later on this week.

Click here for more information on Dream Guides and The Big Change Charitable Trust.