Princess Charlene cheers on Charles Leclerc at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
On Sunday 1 December, Princess Charlene was in Abu Dhabi to attend the last Grand Prix of the season. A few minutes before the start of the race, she was able to cheer on Monaco’s driver, Charles Leclerc, during the final race of the year and congratulate him for his remarkable season.
The Princess also exchanged with Mr. Jean Todt about the future of road safety in the context of the FIA High Level Road Safety Panel, which HSH Princess Charlene has been a member of since 2018.
Princess Stephanie at Fight Aids Monaco Quilt Presentation
On Friday 29 November, Princess Stephanie, President of Fight Aids Monaco, participated in the presentation of quilts at the Oceanographic Museum. Right before World AIDS Day (on 1 December) the association, which is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year, organized, its annual tribute ceremony to those who are no longer with us.
By presenting these quilts, large canvases decorated and created by affiliates of Fight Aids, the association honoured those with HIV/Aids. A minute of silence was also observed in memory of those who have passed away.
Prince Albert speaks at COP25 in Madrid
From 1 to 3 December, Prince Albert was in Madrid to participate in COP25, the United Nations conference on climate change. On Monday 2 December, at a high-level round table gathering of Heads of State and Government, Prince Albert was able to highlight the actions undertaken by the Principality of Monaco in the context of its environmental policy. The Sovereign Prince recalled that the commitment of the Principality is reflected with the support of the Prince’s Government and its Foundation for various projects in countries that are not part of Annex 1, as shown by 3.75 million euros for the Green Climate Fund.
Prince Albert also delivered a speech at the high-level event by the Chilean Presidency on the Oceans, during which he spoke with Pédro Sanchez, President of the Spanish Government, Carolina Schmidt, Minister of Environment of Chile and President of the COP, and Andres Couve, Chilean Minister of Science and Innovation. On Monday 2 December, the Prince Sovereign was invited to a reception offered by Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Spain at the Royal Palace.
Princess Charlene congratulates Impi Rugby Team in Dubai
Princess Charlene recently congratulated the Impi Rugby Team, which is currently participating in the International Rugby Sevens Tournament in Dubai. The first matches have been victorious: 31-10 against the Northam Rhinos’ team, 22-5 against the X-Men, 43-5 against the Wyvern Harlequins.
Prince Albert celebrates Studio de Monaco’s 80th Anniversary
On 29 and 30 November, to mark its 80th anniversary, the Studio de Monaco performed “Chat en poche”, a farce by Georges Feydeau, directed by Ariane Alban, at the Variety Theatre. The audience included the Sovereign Prince, who honoured one of the performances with His presence.
The Studio de Monaco was founded in 1939 by a small group of theatre enthusiasts, headed by Guy Brousse, who at the time was considered one of the best theatre managers in France. Princess Antoinette, the sister of Prince Rainier, immediately accepted the Honorary Presidency and is now succeeded by her daughter, Baroness de Massy. Classes are offered for people of all ages, in contemporary dance, flamenco and singing lessons.
In 1957, the Studio founded the World Amateur Theatre Festival, which attracts theatre companies from all over the world. The festival takes place every four years in Monaco.
Prince Albert and Princess Caroline Inaugurate Monaco’s Christmas Village
Princess Caroline and Prince Albert officially launched the holiday festivities in the Principality by opening the Christmas market together, while Princess Charlene was in Dubai with her children.
It’s almost Christmas and almost all of Monaco was present at the port Hercules for the launch of the fair and the Christmas market, which has the theme “White Christmas” this year. Prince Albert and his sister Caroline have always been very fond of Christmas traditions. Even Santa Claus himself was present at Monaco’s Christmas Village inauguration. A large Christmas tree, a carousel, a Ferris wheel and plenty of holiday treats are just some of the things that can be enjoyed at this year’s Christmas village.