Water Safety with Princess Charlene
Princess Charlene invited a group of 50 middle schoolers to take part in the Water Safety Day on Larvotto Beach. When your sea rescue class is taught by Alain Bernard, the class immediately becomes a lot more interesting. The Olympic champion was one of the sportsmen present for the Water Safety Day for the Princess Charlene Foundation, where children learnt the steps they should take to save somebody’s life at sea when someone is struggling in the water. From learning how to use a rescue tube to bring the victim to shore, to learning the proper way to use a nipper-board (a rescue plank).
“It is an important day for my foundation. We’ve been developing this sea rescue program for three years now. Unfortunately, every year people drown… And this is not just limited to coastal areas, but even lakes, rivers and swimming pools, especially ones for younger kids. This is why we decided to organize this program and right before the summer season”- Princess Charlene shared.
Champions who worked with kids inspired them: “Alain is a swimming legend and it is an honour that we are able to include him as a member of the program”.
Also she added: “Currently, we are working on a project with Burkina Faso. I hope that we’ll be able to spread to more regions, because it is a necessary skill”.
Honorary Mass Guests
Traditionally, 60 days after Easter, Monaco celebrated the Fete of the body and blood of Christ that aims to remind others of the reality of the Eucharist.
Inside the cathedral, Monaco’s bishop Monseigneur Barsi, conducted a mass in the presence of the Ministry of the Interior, Patrice Cellario and multiple municipal counsellors. Then everyone was united at the Palaces’ courtyard of honour in the presence of the Princely couple.
The municipal pool of La Turbie is now named after Princess Charlene
Opening Ceremony of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Municipal Swimming Pool was held on the last week.
La Turbie’s swimming pool was baptized “Princess Charlene of Monaco Municipal Swimming Pool”, in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II, the Mayor of La Turbie, Mr. Jean-Jacques Raffaele and and multiple municipal counsellors as well as Mrs. Dominique Lagier, Vice President of the French Swimming Federation and its PACA branch.
On the occasion of this pleasant and friendly event, around 50 schoolchildren from the La Turbie, Eze and Peille schools dived in the pool to show what they learnt thanks to the Learn to Swim programme.
“I feel proud, as I always believed that it is important to be present for your community. This pool is used by the La Turbie population and we are also planning swimming classes, so that people may enjoy the location and beautiful view in complete safety”, – Princess Charlene shared later.
HSH Prince Albert II visits exhibition dedicated to the Bicentennial of the Prince’s Carabinieri
This temporary exhibition was opened in the library of the Prince’s palace. It tells about 200 years of the history of this royal regiment and its role in princely ceremonies. Paintings, documents, uniforms are on display at Prince’s palace.
Prince Albert II of Monaco visited this historical and important exhibition in the company of other government counsellors.
HSH Prince Albert at the Opening of 57th TV Festival
The 57thMonte-Carlo Television Festival was officially opened the last week by HSH Prince Albert II. The Sovereign highlighted that this festival was the first one in the world to honour TV series which is a great part of TV production nowadays. Also the ceremony was followed be the premiere screening of the first episode of new thriller series “Absentia”.
First time this festival was inaugurated by HSH Prince Rainier in 1960.
9e FxPRO Monte-Carlo Beach Volleyball award ceremony in the presence of HSH Prince Albert
Despite his dense schedule of the last week with all the numerous events in Monaco, Prince Albert II found time to award the winners of the 9e FxPRO Monte-Carlo Beach Volleyball that was held in Monaco last weekend. The Brazilian team became a winner of this 9th edition of the FxPro Monte Carlo Beach Volley.
Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi attend their friend’s wedding
Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo attended their friends’ (Lucilla Bonaccorsi and Filippo Richeri) wedding ceremony. The wedding of Lucilla Bonaccorsi (Luisa Beccaria’s daughter) and Filippo Richeri Vivaldi Pasqua was held at the Castelluccio church in Norcia, in Sicily. Beatrice Borromeo wore a printed silk dress from Luisa Beccaria’s Spring 2017 Collection at the wedding ceremony.
The Archives Celebrate their 20th Birthday
The adventure began two decades ago through the willingness of two Monegasques passionate about images: Vincent Vatrican and Jean-Philippe Bernard.
Visitors looked back on the Grand Prix in the 1930’s, where the public would gather under sloped roofs, as well as archives belonging to the royal family where one could hear Prince Albert I’s voice and watch a video of Prince Rainier III and his sister Princess Antoinette as children playing dress up.
Princess Stephanie visited Maison de vie of the Association Fight Aids Monaco
The Maison de vie of the Association Fight Aids Monaco in Carpentras celebrated its 7 years last week. On this occasion Princess Stephanie with her daughter Camille visited the residence to associate with its residents and staff. This Maison de vie in Carpentras housed around 1000 people suffering from HIV and Aids.
It is worth to mention that Princess Stephanie was always present in the life of this house and was the one who helped to open it and start its work in 2010. She also visited it every year to know how the residents feel and get their opinion about the treatment.