Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene picked up cans of spray paint and got to work at adding their own mark to a collaborative piece of artwork, which will be unveiled for 8 March, Women’s Day (#8MarsMonaco). Children of the Principality and one hundred notable people are contributing to the collective piece, designed by artist Anthony Alberti, aka Mr One Teas. Prince Albert II stencilled the word ‘Force’ over an image of a martial artist. Princess Charlene stencilled the words ‘Forti Unsem’ (‘Strong Together’) over an image of a football.
This year, the Women’s Rights Committee will be focusing on the protection of women’s rights and the law of the sea for the #8MarchMonaco campaign, with works visible around the city, particularly at roundabouts.
Guardians of the Planet: Princely Family attend Documentary Premiere
Prince Albert II and other members of the Princely family attended a premiere screening of ‘Les Gardiennes de la Planète’ in the Grimaldi Forum’s Salle des Princes on 9 February. Charlotte Casiraghi, Beatrice Borromeo, Pierre Casiraghi, Andrea Casiraghi all came out in support of the film, which was directed by Jean-Albert Lièvre and created with the help of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Narrated by Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin, the film’s real star is the humpback whale.
Created in two and a half years and featuring incredible footage shot by divers and drones, the film tells the extraordinary tale of how whales protect our planet and its inhabitants. They have played an essential role in regulating Earth’s ecosystem for over 50 million years. The film explores the magical world of whales and the catastrophic consequences if they were to disappear.
Turkish Prime Minister receives message from Prince’s Government
Following the devastating earthquakes in Turkey, the Prince’s Government relayed a message to the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey: “It is with heartfelt emotion and sadness that the Prince’s Government sends its sincerest condolences to the Turkish Government and people, who are today mourning the loss of numerous human lives following the earthquake that hit the Kahramanmaras region.
Our thoughts are also with the emergency services and those who are providing assistance to the injured.
Please be assured, Prime Minister, of our deep sense of solidarity at this painful time.”
€15,000 presented to Prince for Monaco Aide & Presence Association by Costa
Costa Boulangerie and its owner, Marc Costa, presented a check for €15,000 to HSH Prince Albert II, Honorary President of Monaco Aide & Presence, at the Prince’s Automobile Museum on Thursday 9 February. The money was collected over the holidays from the sale of bakery’s “gateaux des rois”. “A big thank you to Mr. Costa and all his team for this great charitably initiative,” stated the Monaco Aide & Presence Association on social media.
The donation will be funding the Association’s school cafeterias in Madagascar. In 44 years MAP has implemented more than 1,000 projects in the fields of education, health and community development on 4 continents.