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Top 8 Monaco Princely News: Weekend of Finishes and Results

Prince Albert makes a surprise visit for sick children

The Prince’s surprise visit: a lovely gift which helped children from Paris, Marseille and Nice forget their illnesses for a few hours.

On the L’Albatros and Caraudelles terraces, seventy children attended the first day of the 75th Formula 1 Grand Prix on Saturday. They received a surprise visit from Prince Albert II. A few hours earlier, Stéphane Valeri, counselor for Minister of Health and Social Affairs (for a few more days) also visited the children.  “The sovereign personally supports us. And Advisor Valeri does as well, since the association’s inception in 2011,” emphasized Carla Shechter. A nice gift for young people aged 10-21 with cancer, liver disease or other difficult illnesses. All the children were invited by the Monaco Liver Disorder association, whose honorary president is Princess Charlene.  The dynamic founder and Vice-President, Carlo Shechter, explained: “We organized this day to give a little happiness to the children by offering them an exceptional gift. The terraces were generously made available to us. The association pays for parking for accompanying parents, a buffet, small souvenirs and gifts.”

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The invitation has been offered at every Grand Prix for the past six years and the number of children grows every year. Coming from Paris, Marseille and Nice, the young people have benefited from a welcome which allowed them to fully enjoy the show.

Prince Albert inaugurates a suite in honour of F1 legend Ayrton Senna

As connoisseurs know, the Fairmont Monte Carlo has four suites with a unique view of the Portier turn. The most beautiful one is now named Ayrton Senna. On Wednesday evening, the driver’s niece, Bianca Senna inaugurated the suite with the Sovereign before unveiling a commemorative plaque placed in front the hotel.

Prince Albert and Bianca Senna
On Wednesday evening, Prince Albert II and Bianca Senna, the driver’s niece inaugurated the suite 3002-3004 of the Fairmont Monte-Carlo, now “Ayrton-Senna Suite”. Foto: Jerry Andre

A gift for her foundation

Bianca Senna is mainly invested in the Instituto Ayrton Senna created in 1994 by her mother Viviane, in memory of the champion. The Foundation provides access to education for 1.5 million disadvantaged children annually in Brazil. A cause which the Accor group, owner of Fairmont Monte-Carlo, aided with a check for $10,000 on Wednesday night.

Fairmont Monte-Carlo : Magic Senna suite

Seven F1 drivers trade the track for the catwalk

At the Amber Fashion Show, they paraded under the eyes of Pamela Anderson and Prince Albert II.

What’s the common thread between Pamela Anderson, Greg Le Millionnaire, former Miss Laury Thilleman and Prince Albert II? At first glance, not much. But they were all part of the 2017 Amber Fashion Show. Amateurs know that this is THE charity event of the Grand Prix. Similar to what the amFAR gala is at the Cannes Film Festival, applied to the F1 world. The highlight of every year’s show is to see the Grand Prix drivers on the catwalk.

Seven F1 drivers in a fashion show
At the Amber Fashion Show, Seven F1 drivers paraded under the eyes of Pamela Anderson and Prince Albert II. Source:

Jackie Stewart as the Godfather

Seven drivers sported Apsley suits: Daniel Kvyat, Esteban Ocon, Marcus Ericsson, Stoffel Vandoorne, Pascal Wehrlein, Marc Gené and Charles Leclerc. Seven “youngsters” from the Fl, sponsored by race veteran Sir Jackie Stewart, Dean of the Formula One World Champions. The British man has created Race Against Dementia. An association that raises funds for Alzheimer’s research. An illness which affects his wife Helen. It is this cause that the creator of the Amber Fashion Show, Sonia Irvine, particularly wanted to support this year. And the bids definitely supported the cause, with 1.9 million euros donated by an admirer to rub shoulders with legend Jackie Stewart.




Short film with the Princely Couple for Channel 4 / Whisper Film

David Coulthard and Mark Weber, two former drivers and champions are in Monaco to comment on the Formula 1 Grand Prix for British television. They took advantage of their presence in the Principality to carry out a spectacular short film with the Princely Couple, which was broadcast on Channel 4 on Sunday, and will feature personalities such as Steve Jones and Eddie Jordan. The film will be shown on the Palace’s Facebook early this week.

Short film with the Princely Couple for Channel 4

David Coulthard and Mark Weber with the Princely Couple
Short film with the Princely Couple for Channel 4
David Coulthard and Mark Weber with the Princely Couple
David Coulthard and Mark Weber, two former drivers and champions who came in Monaco to comment on the Formula 1 Grand Prix for British television with the Princely Couple.

Charlotte Casiraghi looked stunning at the Cannes ‘Women in Motion’ Awards dinner

At the annual Women in Motion Awards dinner hosted by Kering, Charlotte Casiraghi appeared in a delightful summer dress.

Caroline of Monaco’s daughter was sublime this Sunday in Cannes. Charlotte Casiraghi, Raphael’s mother and comedian Gad Elmaleh’s ex, dressed in a floral dress with a lovely heart, brought a fresh wave to the annual Women in Motion Awards dinner, which puts women’s contributions to cinema in the spotlight.

Charlotte Casiraghi
Charlotte Casiraghi at the Cannes ‘Women in Motion’ Awards dinner

Princess Charlene commemorates those affected by the attack in Manchester

On Mother’s Day, before the race, Princess Charlene wanted to send a strong message to the people affected by the terrible attack in Manchester.  While visiting young mothers at the CHPG, Princess Charlene observed a moment of reflection in Remembrance for the Victims.  The Princess said: “My thoughts and prayers are with those around the world who have lost a child. My heart cries in unison with the families of Manchester who have lost a loved one. May God bring them peace and give us hope.”


Prince Albert II encourages 98 Monegasque athletes competing in San Marino

98 athletes (26 women, 72 men) will represent the Principality in 9 sports during the 17th Games of the Small States of Europe. President of the Monegasque Olympic Committee, Prince Albert II, will attend the opening ceremony on Monday evening and will visit the competitions to encourage Monaco’s athletes. The Sovereign will leave San Marino on Wednesday afternoon.

Games of the Small States of Europe
Games of the Small States of Europe. Source:

Princess Charlene stuns in scarlet as she joins her husband at the Monaco Grand Prix

It is the most glamorous event in the Formula 1 calendar which attracts world renowned sports stars and celebrities alike.

And this year did not disappoint with the state’s Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II turning out to watch the Monaco Grand Prix.

The former Olympic swimmer dazzled today in a fitted scarlet dress as she presented the trophy to this year’s winner Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel.

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II

Lady in red: Princess Charlene wowed at this year’s Grand Prix by wearing a fitted red dress teamed with nude heels as she joined Prince Albert II to watch the event.

Princess Charlene
Princess Charlene

Princess Charlene presented the winner of the famous race on the podium with the customary trophy and magnum of champagne.

Princess Charlene

Better luck next time: The Princess tactfully kissed Kimi Raikkonen of Finland on the cheek after he came second to his Ferrari teammate in this year’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II

Wearing a sleeveless red checkered dress, the princess wore her short blonde hair parted to the side and kept her make-up understated apart from a bold lip.

Princess Charlene

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II

Before the race begun, the princess and prince were photographed on the race track speaking to the staff behind the teams.


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