Princess Charlene and Albert hosted a reception for FTV
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco hosted a reception for the ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ 30th Years anniversary during the 57th Monte Carlo TV Festival (Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo – FTV2017) at the Prince’s Palace (PalaisPrincier) on June 18, 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
Flowers for Bees
Prince Albert II was in Mazauges, in Var, on the 19th of June to support the bees at the French Bee Observatory, a unique scientific center in France founded by Thierry and Soizic Dusfrene in 2014. With his Prince Albert II Foundation, the Sovereign is also committed to protecting the environment and biodiversity. By this visit, Prince Albert wanted to show his support for the “flowers for bees” cause, a project that aims to plant one billion honeybee flowers all over France.
Roses were inaugurated in Monaco and Ireland by Prince Albert II
Prince Albert of Monaco was in Drogheda, Ireland on the past week to join a diverse gathering of Irish businesses, beekeepers and researchers for a Biodiversity Forum in the Boyne Valley Hotel. The meeting addressed the value of biodiversity, its role in environmental and economic sustainability, and discussed how to tackle current biodiversity loss.
The Prince, who has a very keen interest in biodiversity globally, commended the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan approach: “The enthusiasm for pollinator conservation in Ireland supported across a range of sectors, gives us hope for the future.” During his visit to Drogheda, the Prince also visited Dominick’s Park to open a Rose Garden in honor of his mother Princess Grace who once visited Drogheda.
But it was not the only rose garden that was inaugurated by Prince last week. The sovereign was also present at the inauguration of a rosebush in Monaco by daughter of the famous perfume designer Marcel Rochas.
There is a link between the royal family and the Rochas, explained the daughter. “At Prince Rainier’s request, my mother organized the centennial ball here in 1966. At the beginning of the 70’s, I also had the chance to meet Princess Grace with whom strong links were made. I then met her children when they were studying in Paris. When I came back here for a book signing two years ago, Giles Muzas showed me the Princess Grace rose garden. It was then that I had the idea of creating my own rose, which could only be inaugurated here. My new foundation, created in 2016, seeks to support all innovative cultural, health and environmental projects. I have always been very involved in the protection of rivers and sea, another thing I have in common with Prince Albert. It seemed only right to award his foundation with the very first award of the Sophie Rochas Foundation, with a check for 5000 euros”.
Exhibition of a great Irish designer
The Exhibition “Eileen Gray: an architect of private spaces” was inaugurated in the warehouse of the Gare de Cabbé in Roquebrune under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco. The 65 shots give a visual journey of the excellence of the architect, designer, painter and photographer Eileen Gray. This cultural manifestation was created in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Georges Pompidou Centre in partnership with the Cap Modern Association, in charge of managing Eileen Gray’s website, Étoile de Mer and The Corbusier.
The creations of the iconic designer can be found in Roquebrune until the 30th of October.
Olympic Day: Prince Albert II and young athletes
The Monegasque Olympic Committee invited the young athletes of the Monaco Sport Federations to take part in the Olympic day on the running field of the Stade Louis II, in the presence of Prince Albert II. In the opening speech, Yvette Slowpoke-Berti stressed the importance of educating young athletes about the Olympic values and respect for a healthy and honest sport.
Prince awarded the winners of the Monegasque Language Competition
The City Hall welcomed students to the Espace Léo Ferré to take part in the Monegasque Language Competition already in May when students had the written exams. Since 1981, the Monegasque Language Competition is organized by the Monaco City Council, the National Committee of Monegasque Traditions and the Directorate of National Education of Youth and Sports. The students selected for the oral exam were invited to the traditional awards ceremony of the Monegasque Language Competition, which was held on the 22nd of June in the ‘Cour d’Honneur’ of the Town Hall in the presence of authorities and personalities of the Principality.The winners were awarded by Prince Albert II who thanked them for paying such a tribute to the cultural and linguistic traditions of the Principality and wished them success in the future.
Princess Charlene of Monaco in La Turbie
HSH Princess Charlene paid a visit to the municipal pool that carries her name on 22 June. She was greeted by Mr. Jean-Jacques Raffaele, Mayor of La Turbie, and his deputies Ms. Liliane Cloupet and Ms. Hélène Grouzelle as well as the Mayor of the town of Peille, Mr. Cyril Piazza. HSH Princess Charlene also met with 3rd and 4th grade school children. Since 2014, 1,505 children have benefited from the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation’s support at La Turbie pool as part of its Learn to Swim program.
Princess Charlene with Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques at St. John’s Day Festival
In the evening on June 23, 2017, Princess Charlene of Monaco and her twins Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques watched the traditional celebrations of St. John’s Day procession (Fête de la Saint-Jean) at Palace Square in Monaco. (The “Fête de la Saint Jean” (feast of St John), traditionally celebrated with bonfires (le feu de la Saint-Jean) that are reminiscent of Midsummer’s pagan rituals, is a Catholic festivity in celebration of Saint John the Baptist. It takes place on June 23-24 on Midsummer day).
H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover at private lunch held at the Yacht Club of Monaco
A private lunch was held at the Yacht Club of Monaco recently in the presence of H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, in her capacity as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the CHPG Foundation, the Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Didier Gamerdinger and the Director of the Princess Grace Hospital, Patrick Bini. The lunch took place under the aegis of Daniela Boutsen in honour of the generous donor residents who have recently supported the Princess Grace Hospital through the Friends of the CHPG Foundation.
Monte Carlo Longines Global Champions Tour 2017
On June 23, 2017, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Beatrice Borromeo with her son Stefano Ercole Carlo Casiraghi, Princess Alexandra and Matilde Borromeo (Beatrice’s half-sister) watched the Monte Carlo International Jumping competition. Princess Caroline of Hanover and Charlotte Casiraghi attended a ceremony during the 2017 edition of the Monte Carlo International Horse Jumping competition as part of the Global Champions Tour on June 24, 2017 in Monaco. Charlotte Casiraghi wore a feather-trimmed silk dress by Prada.
On the first day of competition Charlotte Casiraghi was in the field with other participants gliding over the barriers on her horse. She said that she is proud to see such an important international event in her hometown and also she is glad being a part of the organization of this event.