The Cala del Forte port was officially inaugurated by the Sovereign in the presence of Monegasque and Italian personalities. 9 months have passed since the entry of the first boat, the Tuiga, flagship sailboat of the Yacht Club de Monaco. The Prince was accompanied by the Hereditary Prince Jacques, Princess Gabriella and his niece, Camille Gottlieb.
After four years of work, initiated in 2017, the site was plagued by delays due to COVID-19 and storm Alex. A Monegasque delegation, composed of the President of the National Council, Stéphane Valeri, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia and Patrice Cellario, was also on site. Aléco Keusseoglou, President of SEPM, was the first to speak, recalling the different stages of the work.
At the beginning of the 2000s, Prince Rainier III noticed that Monegasque ports were getting crowded and cramped and requested to extend the ports elsewhere. The port of Cala del Forte is now the third link to the ports of Monaco. It has 178 mooring rings, including around 40 for units over 35 m, allowing the company to double its overall capacity for super yachts. The Monaco One shuttle, whose godmother is Camille Gottlieb, will make the connection between the Italian port and the Principality.
The Prince also spoke for his wife, who is stranded in South Africa for medical reasons, assuring that Princess Charlene would have very much liked to be at the inauguration of the port and the new rose garden which bears her name. Prince Albert II cut the traditional ribbon alongside the mayor of Ventimiglia, before the Monegasque and Italian anthems were played and the boats moored at the port sounded their whistles for several minutes in celebration.
Prince Albert, Prince Jacques and Gabriella attended Herculis EBS 2021 meeting
On July 9, Prince Albert II and his twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella attended the IAAF Diamond League Meeting Herculis EBS 2021 at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. The first Monaco Herculis EBS meeting took place in 1987 in the newly constructed Stade Louis II. The Diamond League is the top tier of World Athletics’ global invitational track and field meeting competition structure. Prince Albert himself chairs the MFA since its creation. (Source: www.newmyroyals.com)
Prince Albert II Inaugurates New Larvotto Complex
On Saturday 3 July, HSH Prince Albert II officially inaugurated the new Larvotto seaside complex. Under the leadership of Jean-Luc Nguyen, Director of Public Works, the Sovereign was able to learn about the new facilities and spaces in the complex. The visit was punctuated by meetings and discussions within the various shops and restaurants.
The Prince watched a presentation of the thalassothermic loop, which will supply heating and air conditioning to the entire district, including the shops. The inauguration was attended by HE Pierre Dartout, Minister of State, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia and Jean Castellini, as well as several Monegasque personalities. The visit ended on a site reserved for Handiplage, dedicated to people with reduced mobility and disabilities.
Designed by architect Renzo Piano as an extension of the contemporary and refined aestheticism of the seafront extension project, the new complex seeks to make the beach and its surroundings more pleasant to live in, with quality housing, accessible and friendly public spaces. After the inauguration, the seaside resort opened its doors to visitors at 12:00 noon. The site’s renovations will be completed in early 2022.
Princely visit to Rainier III Academy
Prince Albert II visited the site of the Rainier III Academy to observe the progress of the ongoing repairs. The Prince was in the company of Mayor Georges Marsan and his deputy Karyn Ardisson Salopek, as well as Marie-Pierre Gramaglia.
The academy was closed last September due to leakage which caused heavy damage, forcing the start of the school year to be postponed. During the renovations, administrative teams of the Rainier III Academy, with the support of Monaco’s City Hall, found other spaces so that students could continue their musical education.
The Sovereign was welcomed to the site by Jade Sapolin, director of the Academy and Anthony de Sevelinges, head of Public Buildings Maintenance Service, who led the visit and explained the main lines of work being carried out. Once this work is finished, the Rainier III Academy will reopen its doors in September, one year after the start of the work, and will welcome its 900 students once again.
Prince Albert II attends Ultra Trail du Mercantour Races
This Friday, the competitors of the Ultra Trail du Mercantour took their start from the Place du Palais in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II.
On Sunday, the first ultra-trailers raced to the finish line of the 180 KM after 3 days! After almost 34 hours of racing over, the duo composed of Frédéric Ascone and David Coda were crowned the winners. There was a lot of suspense at the end of the 30 KM where less than a minute separated the first two women. It was finally Lea Duhet who won just ahead of Marion Joly Testault. The weekend-long event ended with a feast and music at Ves úbia Mountain Park.
Princess Charlene made a video-call to Jacques and Gabriella
Princess Charlene of Monaco shared some new photos of herself on her Instagram account. The Princess also made a video call to her two children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. Princess Charlene caught an ENT sphere infection during her visit to South Africa, which targets the ears, nose and throat. Due to the illness, the Princess extended her trip in South Africa. Princess Charlene had been performing conservation and anti-poaching work for her Foundation in South Africa before she got ill. (Source: www.newmyroyals.com)
Charlotte Casiraghi and Dimitri Rassam attended the Chanel dinner in Cannes
On July 7, 2021, Charlotte Casiraghi attended the Chanel dinner during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Princess Caroline ’s daughter, Charlotte Casiraghi was accompanied by her husband Dimitri Rassam at the dinner. Chanel announced Charlotte Casiraghi as its new ambassador and spokesperson back in December. Charlotte Casiraghi wore a new cotton and mixed fibres maxi dress from Pre-SS21 Collection of Chanel. Her clutch, shoes and bracelets were also from Chanel. (Source: www.newmyroyals.com)