Prince Albert participates in World Cleanup Day
On 21 September, Prince Albert participated in International World Cleanup Day, which was held for the first time in Monaco. World Cleanup Day is a global event launched 10 years ago which gathered more than 18 million participants in 158 countries last year. The day is aimed at combating pollution and litter, including marine debris.
Various sporting activities were offered by Decathlon Monaco for the occasion (running, walking, hiking). The Sovereign Prince, schoolchildren from Charles III, François d’Assise-Nicolas Barré and many other volunteers picked up more than one ton of waste! At the end of the morning, the Prince and all the participants met at Larvotto, on the esplanade of the Rose des Vents, to share a “Zero Waste” aperitif offered by the Monaco City Council. On the menu: fruit juices made with unsold fruits from the Condamine Market and culinary preparations made by Chef Julien Baldacchino.
This event in the Principality was an opportunity to combine sport and the protection of the planet through several environmental events, on land and at sea, in Monaco, Cap d’Ail and La Turbie.
Robert Redford visits the Palace
On the eve of the 3rd Gala for the Ocean, Prince Albert invited Robert Redford and his wife, Sibylle Szaggars-Redford, to lunch in the Private Gardens of the Palace.
Robert Redford is the guest of honour for the 3rd Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean, held on Thursday 26 September on the terraces of the Monte-Carlo Opera House. During the prestigious evening, the actor was rewarded for his commitment to the planet.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom have also been honoured during previous galas, for their efforts in educating the general public on issues relating to the protection of the environment and the ocean.
The Prince Visits San Remo
On Saturday 28 September, the Prince travelled to San Remo, Italy, for a historical visit. After unveiling a “Grimaldi Historic Sites of Monaco” plaque at the entrance of the city with Alberto Biancheri, Mayor of San Remo, the Prince visited the Our Lady of the Coast Sanctuary (Nostra Signora della Costa).
Completed in 1630, the church overlooks the city, the old district of La Pigna, and features Baroque architecture. In its transept, it contains an altar called “Grimaldi” from the nuns of the Visitation of San Remo Convent (partially destroyed in 1944).
The altar, completed in 1737, was donated by Prince Anthony I to the convent, where his sister, Jeanne-Marie-Devote Grimaldi (1662-1741) was a sister superior (Sister Louise-Marie-Thérèse) three times between 1709 and 1739. The Prince visited the painted portrait of Sister Louise-Marie-Thérèse, preserved in the diocesan seminary of San Remo.
Prince Albert speaks at UN Climate Action Summit 2019
On Monday 23 September, Prince Albert traveled to the United Nations Headquarters in New York to participate in the Climate Action Summit 2019.
During his address at the UN forum, the Sovereign Prince recalled his government’s goal of reducing 50% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. To do this, HSH the Prince has emphasized reconciling urbanization, economic development and the protection of the environment. In concrete terms, these provisions will lead to “the elimination of oil fired boilers by 2022 and the energy recovery of waste”.
The Sovereign also discussed the development of advanced technologies such as “thalassothermy (the use of seawater heat pumps for air conditioning and heating), green transportation through self-service electric bicycles and electric cars.” Finally, the Prince announced that Monaco will participate in the reconstitution of the Green Climate Fund.
Princess Caroline attended IFSI’s 2019 graduation ceremony
Nursing Training Institute (IFSI – Institut de Formation en Soins Infirmiers) 2019 graduation ceremony took place in the presence of Princess Caroline of Hanover. The ceremony took place at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco. At the graduation ceremony, Princess Caroline presented the diplomas of nurses who completed their education and graduated from Nursing Training Institute. (Source: www.newmyroyals.com)
Charlotte Casiraghi and Dimitri Rassam attended ANDAM’s 30th anniversary dinner
On September 26, 2019, Charlotte Casiraghi and Dimitri Rassam attended ANDAM’s 30th anniversary dinner held at the Ministry of Culture in Paris. ANDAM Fashion Award began to be presented in 1989 under the initiative of the French Ministry of Culture and Nathalie Dufour. ANDAM aims to support young designers and reinforce the influence of Paris as the world fashion capital. (Source: www.newmyroyals.com)
Charlotte Casiraghi attended Paris Fashion Week 2019
On September 24, 2019, Charlotte Casiraghi attended the Saint Laurent Womenswear Spring/Summer 2020 show held as part of Paris Fashion Week 2019 in Paris. Paris Fashion Week (Semaine de la mode de Paris) includes a series of designer presentations held twice a year in Paris, France. During the week, spring/summer or autumn/winter events are held. (Source: www.newmyroyals.com)
Charlotte Casiraghi attended Hay Festival Segovia 2019
Charlotte Casiraghi attended the 14th Hay Festival Segovia 2019 held at Santa Cruz la Real campus of IE University in Segovia city of Spain. Every year, many authors come to Segovia to share their ideas and thoughts on their own books and on literature. At the event, Charlotte Casiraghi presented her new book, ‘A Passion for Philosophy’ (Archipel des passions). (Source: www.newmyroyals.com)