Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be transported into a Cinderella-like world of Princes and Princesses. No cares except to experience a romantic interlude of enchantment, luxury elegance, magic and glamour.
The Principality of Monaco is one of those rare places where this can happen in a unique evening curated by the caring Delia Grace Noble, artistic director of the project and also soprano and UNICEF ambassador ….also renowned for the spirited charm of her Venetian Balls.
This timeless international gala and the fairy tale event will take place on November 4th 2023 under the high patronage of Prince Albert II at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the luxury exclusive venue, delightfully located in the legendary Place du Casino. There are few exceptional luxury hotels that one day stop being an address and become a legend: Hôtel de Paris is one of these magical places …. a destination of incomparable splendour with unequalled entertainment.
Yes – once upon a time and now in 2023 there is a ball of Princes and Princesses in the Principality. The magical charm will resonate from the ladies in their fairy dresses, ball gowns and long dresses. Not to be outdone the gentlemen will be wearing their own ceremonial dress, military uniforms and white tie. A magnificent spectacle awaits.
Gala Dinner and Show
Experience the emotion of a great Gala Dinner, held in Monaco’s most ravishing place graced by significant personalities from the film industry, business and political figures, academics, professionals and entrepreneurs. Empire Hall will be transformed into a fairy tale palace to greet the princes & princesses decked in their lavish finery, who will be immersed in the luxurious surrounding resonating with the princely theme.
The fantastical universe typically starts with a show, on the Place du Casino, traditionally including throwers of the “Princes of Acaja” flags welcoming each aristocratic invitee into this world of fantasy and mystical dreams onto the red carpet in front of the Hôtel de Paris.
A royal atmosphere indeed. The distinguished guests, came from all over the world to pay tribute to the elegance and memory of the balls of HSH Princess Grace of Monaco.
The performers at the show-event will make magic whether through singing, juggling, dancing, or playing music … a crescendo of visual effects, fascinating dances, sublime music and top artistic performances worthy of the best musicals … not to mention the midnight after dinner party and DJ set. A fantasy is but a fantasy unless one enters the land of Monte-Carlo, to watch it come true at the grandest happening that will remain in collective memory as a moment that will happen once but will leave an endless nostalgic halo!
Guest Star this year is Riccardo Cocciante – The composer of the musical “Notre Dame de Paris” not to mention Delia Grace herself.
Immense sophistication, supreme elegance, and sublime magnificence are a few of the words that, in true essence, define the upcoming majestic Grand Ball. You are invited to join the realms of Princes and Princesses and let these imposing hours take you to another world of mythical dream and majestic fancies!
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A Little History Going Back to the 17th Century
The history of Monaco Balls goes back well into the 17th century. Prince Honoré II introduced this tradition of ceremonial evenings and bright performances from the French royal court in Versailles under the rule of Louis XIV. It was one of the brightest royal courts in those days.
The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses continues this tradition in which the Principality excels. Other pinnacles of this privileged lifestyle have been the Monte-Carlo Centenary Ball in the 20th century at the Belle Époque Monaco “Opera” hosted by Hélène Rochas in the 1960’s. That was a one-off event to celebrate the Monte-Carlo centenary and was opened by Princess Grace attired in a magnificent coronation tiara that belonged to Josephine Beauharnais on on the occasion of Napoleon’s coronation.
And in the 21st century the tradition continues with a merry-go-round of regal annual balls, the Rose Ball, the Red Cross Ball, the Christmas Ball and this beautiful Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses, a great attraction of the Principality.
It is important to remember that the ball also has a charitable vocation since notably part of the funds raised have traditionally been donated to great Foundations like the Princess Grace Foundation.