The 20th annual Monaco Goût et Saveurs
The 20th Goût et Saveurs, sponsored by Prince Albert II, took place at the Aurore restaurant. After the arrival of the Prince, welcomed by an applause and a quick photo on the town hall square, the evening unfolded within the restaurant. It was a beautiful opportunity to pay tribute to the memory of Jean-Mary Rizza, founder of the association. His dear friend and co-worker, Joël Garault, made a speech about their many years of cooking in the Principality.
Since the creation of the Monaco Goût et Saveurs in 1998, 15,200 students have benefited from lessons in cooking, tastes and flavours. Monaco is the only place in the world that hosts an event like Goût et Saveurs. In twenty years, the association has come a long way by educating children about produce, the environment and healthy eating habits.
Radio Interview with Prince Albert II
Prince Albert II gave an exclusive interview all about sports on the Stade Bleu radio program. The Prince chatted with host Jacques Vendroux for twenty-three minutes in the heart of the Prince’s Palace. He spoke about AS Monaco, Olympic values, family and a love of sports. He said that his love of sports comes from both his parents. His grandfather, John Kelly, was a triple gold medalist in rowing at the Olympics in Antwerp (1920) and Paris (1924). His uncle, too, was a four-time Olympian and bronze medalist in Melbourne in 1956 in the same discipline. The Prince did not know until later that he even have a great-uncle who was a bobsledder. The Prince also looks forward to the future of the ASM, whose teams continue to build momentum both in France and internationally.
New Roses named after Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella
At Chaalis on Saturday, Prince Albert II inaugurated two new roses bearing the names of his children. A tradition among the Grimaldi has been respected once again for the newest generation, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. At the Chaalis Abbey, about forty kilometres from Paris, the sovereign took part in the “Journées de la rose” as a sponsor, where he was able to see the two new strains of roses named after his children.
The flowers were created by François Félix, from Isère, who worked for eight years on the two varieties of roses. A purple colour for Prince Jacques, and pink tone for Princess Gabriella.
The Princess Gabriella rose will be available in the fall of 2019 and the Prince Jacques rose will be available the following year.
Prince Albert II awards Scholarships to Two Researchers
On Monday in Paris, Prince Albert Il presented the Prince Rainier III of Monaco scholarship to two researchers at a ceremony held at the Institute of Human Palaeontology – Prince Albert I Foundation of Monaco, in the presence of Ségolène Royal. This award recognizes researchers working in the fields of prehistory and palaeontology. The scholarships were awarded to Professor Marta Arzarello, specialist in the study of archaic prehistoric technology and the ancient Palaeolithic period in the Mediterranean basin, and Dr. Thibaut Bienvenu, specialist in the study of the evolution of the human skull.
The 58th Monte-Carlo Television Festival
The 58th Monte-Carlo Television Festival kicked off at the Grimaldi Forum with an electrifying red carpet. Actors from today’s most popular TV shows delighted hundreds of fans gathered outside the venue, before the world premiere of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. American star Shemar Moore joked that it’s the third time he’s been to the Festival, and that he’s friends with the prince now! Prince Albert II attended the evening with Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, winner of this year’s Crystal Nymph, which is awarded to a major international actor.
Prince inaugurates Bosio exhibition at the Prince’s Palace
On 14 June, Prince Albert II inaugurated the exhibition entitled ‘François-Joseph Bosio, Monegasque sculptor, 250th anniversary of his birth’ at the Prince’s Palace.
The Prince’s Palace will host this exceptional exhibition until October, which features some of the most emblematic works by the artist from the collections of the New National Museum of Monaco, as well as archival documents on his Monegasque origins.
Prince Albert attends 14th Monacology Event
H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince and Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, Environment and Urban Development visited the 14th annual Monegasque environmental awareness week, known as Monacology. The fair took place on the Quai Antoine I which was transformed into a Eco Village.
About 1,500 pupils from the Principality and neighbouring towns were able to find out about the basics of ecology and a greener future. They were taught the main principles of sustainable development and eco-action. There were fun workshops, educational activities covering a range of different topics, such as recycling, solar panels and Monaco’s energy transition.
European Culture Awards: Prince Albert receives European Initiative Prize
At the prestigious European Culture Awards 2018, which was held at the Frauenkirche in Dresden on Friday 8 June, Prince Albert II was awarded the European Initiative Prize for Environmental Protection for work carried out by his Foundation. The Prince said he was extremely happy, flattered and touched by the prize, which demonstrates that we are on the right path in a global effort for the environment.
European Culture Awards were also given to celebrities like Greek diva Nana Mouskouri, German actor Daniel Brühl and Polish tenor Piotr Beczala.
Prince Albert visits Île Saint-Honorat
On Friday 15 June, Prince Albert II visited Île Saint-Honorat in the bay of Cannes with Monsignor Bernard Barsi, Archbishop of Monaco. He was welcomed by Father Vladimir Gaudrat, abbot of the monastery, and Brother Vincent, archivist, who presented the restoration of the Saint-Sauveur chapel, which was recently completed, and to which the Sovereign personally contributed. An excavation campaign revealed that the chapel is located on a primitive site from the fifth century. Remains uncovered reveal one of the oldest sites of European monasticism. Links between the Princes of Monaco and the abbey of Lérins date back to the late fifteenth century.
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended the RWBC in Monaco
On June 17, 2018, Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Crown Prince Jacques, Princess Gabriella of Monaco and Pierre Casiraghi attended the Riviera Water Bike Challenge 2018 (RWBC 2018) in Monaco. 22 teams consisting of 44 athletes, participated in the second edition of the Riviera Water Bike Challenge. The Riviera Water Bike Challenge includes a mix of celebrities, athletes, Formula 1 drivers and the Prince and Princess. The funds raised by the “Riviera Water Bike Challenge” will help to finance “The Princess Charlene Foundation’s project in Burkina Faso. (Source: www.newmyroyals.com).
Princess Stephanie and her children visited Top Cars Museum
Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Camille Gottlieb, Pauline Ducruet, Louis Ducruet and his fiancee Marie Chevallier visited the Monaco Top Cars Collection Museum to celebrate the launch of the TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Limited Edition 50th Anniversary. The Monaco Top Cars Collection (or the Exhibition of HSH The Prince of Monaco’s Vintage Car Collection) is an automobile museum in the Fontvieille district of Monaco. (Source: www.newmyroyals.com).
Princess Stéphanie awards Midwives from Côte d’Ivoire
Two midwives from Côte d’Ivoire are being trained this month at the Princess Grace Hospital. Four Monegasque associations, including Fight Aids Monaco, set up this new project, which aims to improve the effectiveness of maternal care in Côte d’Ivoire. Princess Stéphanie presented diplomas to Caroline and Marceline, the two midwives from Côte d’Ivoire. The CHPG has had exchanges with Africa in the past, including a partnership with a hospital in Senegal. The mutual exchange with Caroline and Marceline demonstrates a desire on both sides to promote midwifery and to reduce maternal and infant mortality in countries around the world.