United Nations Headquarters in New York: Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie celebrate Monaco’s 30th UN Anniversary
Prince Albert II, Princess Stephanie and Camille Gottlieb travelled to New York City to take part in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Monaco’s admission into the United Nations on Monday 19 June. For the occasion, a special concert by the Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra was performed in the heart of the emblematic hall of the United Nations General Assembly. Under the baton of Major Olivier Dréan, the Orchestra played an eclectic set that combined tradition and modernity.
In parallel with these festivities, HSH the Prince met with the President of the 77th session of the General Assembly, Csaba Kőrösi. The Prince then met with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, in the presence of the Government Counsellor-Minister for External Relations and Cooperation, Isabelle Berro-Amadei and Ambassador of Monaco to the United Nations, Isabelle Picco. On Tuesday 20 June, Prince Albert spoke at the historic adoption of the BBNJ Treaty, which aims to strengthen the protection of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
Princess Charlene presents Awards during the Closing Ceremony of the 62nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival
On Tuesday 20 June, HSH Princess Charlene attended the final event of this year’s Monte-Carlo Television Festival. During the ceremony, Princess Charlene presented the special Prince Rainier III prize to Ewa Eawrt, director and producer of the documentary “Until the Last Drop”. The Princess then awarded the Festival’s highest distinction, the Nymphe d’Honneur, to Howard Gordon, screenwriter and producer of various well-known American series (X-Files, 24 Hours, Homeland, Accused).
Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra team up with the NYPD Police Band on Times Square
The Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra performed on Times Square on Tuesday 20 June in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II, HSH Princess Stephanie and Camille Gottlieb. The 30 musicians of the Orchestra were accompanied by the NYPD Police Band. After a speech by HE Maguy Maccario Doyle, Ambassador of Monaco to the United States, each group performed a selection of songs before performing “New York, New York” together. The Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra was created in 1966 at the request of Prince Rainier III. At the time, 6 volunteer carabinieri were part of “La Clique des Carabiniers du Prince”.
Princess Charlene gives Water Rescue Workshop to Children in Monaco
Princess Charlene encouraged children participating in her foundation’s sports rescue, water safety and first aid workshops, which took place on Larvotto beach on Thursday 22 June. 5th-graders from the Charles III College, 6th-graders from the Institution François D’Assise-Nicolas Barré and pupils of the CM2 classes of the Ecole de la Condamine participated in the workshops, led by Pierre Frolla and his team from the Monegasque Sea Academy with the collaboration of trainers-rescuers from the Monegasque Red Cross.
Princely Family takes part in Saint-Jean-Baptiste Celebrations
The eve before Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene and their children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, participated in traditional celebrations on the Place du Palais. The Princely Family watched from the palace’s balcony as a bonfire was lit on the square. These bonfire nights are held in every town and village of Provence to celebrate the summer solstice.
Prince Albert II supports Students who are helping Preserve Cetaceans
Prince Albert II attended an event by the 7As of the Saint-Charles school who created an educational marine area, extending from the floating breakwater of Port Hercule to the Oceanographic Museum. The students took part in workshops about the protection of these mammals, screened a short film about the blue whale and created a collective work of art under the guidance Mr One Teas. The piece will soon be exhibited at the Saint-Charles school.
Felicitaçiùn a tüt’i alievi! Prince Albert II awards Monegasque Language Students
Prince Albert II, Mélanie Antoinette de Massy and the highest authorities of the Principality awarded students for their work in helping keep the Monegasque language alive. Created forty years ago by Prince Rainier III, the Monegasque language competition awards students who participate in a written and oral exams that test their knowledge of Monegasque.
This year, 1,886 students participated in the first round of tests (compared to 1,416 students last year). 61 of them (compared to 50 last year) were selected for the oral tests, which took place in the town hall at the beginning of June. These 61 participants were awarded with many prizes, including a numbered commemorative coin created for the Centenary commemorations of Prince Rainier III. A sketch in Monegasque was performed by six children and dedicated to Prince Rainier III.
Prince Albert II visits Villefranche with Sylvie Retailleau
Prince Albert II recently visited the Institut de la Mer in Villefranche with Sylvie Retailleau, France’s Minister of Higher Education and Research, to discuss the protection of the oceans and in the organization of the United Nations Conference on the Ocean. The UNOC 2025 summit is scheduled for June 2025 in Nice and will bring together leaders and governments around the world for a week of debates and decisions concerning the future of our planet.