Monegasque Sanitation Society celebrates 80th anniversary with Prince Albert
245 employees of the Monegasque Sanitation Society shook hands with the sovereign on the 80th anniversary of their company. The Prince visited the factory accompanied by Minister of State, Serge Telle, and the Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia. It was an exceptional opportunity for the prince to meet the people behind Monaco’s legendary cleanliness, and for them to see their work validated by the highest authority of the Principality.
Thomas Battaglione, Deputy President of the SMA, explained that the plant remains an unparalleled model of integration. The steam generated by waste treatment produces electricity which, combined with thermal energy from the sea, is distributed by SMEG to a large part of Fontvieille. The plant is also looking ahead to future plans that are in line with the Sovereign’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Princely Family christens ‘Pirates of the Abyss’ Ship
On Thursday night on the Quai Louis-II, Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella attended the christening of the Pirates of the Abyss and Fougasse, two ships belonging to the Monegasque Federation of Underwater Activities (FMAS). The Pirates of the Abyss, painted in the colours of the Principality and pirate black, has already transported more than 400 students on voyages which helped them learn about nature and pick up important life-lessons about courage, sharing and commitment to the environment.
The ceremony began with a touching speech by Pierre Frolla, followed by a benediction by the Archbishop of Monaco. Princess Charlene then christened the pirate ship by breaking a bottle across the ship’s hull. Prince Albert II then did the same on the Fougasse, a ship for the scuba diving club. The two christened boats can now continue their journeys as tools of education and the environment.
Prince Albert attends Monaco Yacht Show and receives €49,000 Donation
On the quays of Port Hercule, Prince Albert II met exhibitors and partners during Europe’s biggest in-water display of large yachts, the Monaco Yacht Show. Invited to embark aboard the Solo, a 72-metre superyacht, Prince Albert Il experienced a preview of the vessel’s capabilities first hand. He also discovered the Greenline, an electric and eco-friendly leisure boat. Finally, Prince Albert Il boarded Dar, the flagship superyacht of the entire event, measuring a colossal 90 metres. Aboard the hefty luxury vessel, Prince Albert received a hefty check for a donation of 49,000 euros for the Prince Albert II Foundation.
2nd Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean
On the beautiful terraces of the Monte-Carlo Opera, the Prince Albert II Foundation pulled off another incredible Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean, even more popular than last year’s premiere edition. Film stars like Adrien Brody, Robert Davi, pop stars like Katy Perry and Gloria Gaynor and politicians like Ségolène Royal joined over 720 guests united for the protection of our oceans. British actor Orlando Bloom received the Albert II Foundation Award, commending his commitment to the protection of the environment. The millions of euros raised during the evening will allow the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to fund marine conservation projects which fight against plastic pollution, help protect coral reefs and endangered species and ensure a healthy future for our oceans and humanity as a whole.