On 10 March, Prince Albert II and Princess Caroline attended the 11th International Monaco and the Mediterranean Meeting organized by the Monegasque Association for the Appreciation of the Arts at the Oceanographic Museum. This year’s meeting was held under the theme “Mediterranean Islands, Shadow and Light”. The event was open to the public and brought together experts from all types of backgrounds to discuss major issues which affect the Mediterranean region and propose potential solutions. Since its creation in 2001, the International Meetings, placed under the High Patronage of Prince Albert II, brings together personalities from the scientific, artistic and literary world every two years.
Comic about Sainte Devote given to Prince Albert II
Roger Rossi joined forces with Guy Boscagli to finance a newcomic book called ‘Devota: Itinerary of a martyr, from Corsica to Monaco’. After two years of work, the two Monegasques officially gave the comic to Prince Albert II. All the profits from the comic will be donated to local charities.
The team of creators who made the comic possible includes writer Yvon Bertorello, writer / illustrator Eric Stoffel and illustrator Frédéric Allali. Published by Éditions du Rocher, the 54-page book is prefaced by Prince Albert II and Dominique-Marie David, Archbishop of Monaco. The Devota comic is currently available for purchase in bookstores and online.
Women’s Day Collective Artwork unveiled with Princess Stephanie and Prince Albert II
On International Women’s Day, artist Mr OneTeas unveiled a collaborative work, painted collectively by Prince Albert II, Princess Stephanie and many personalities from the Principality, at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. A conference, co-hosted by Nathalie Hilmi and Virginie Tassin Campanella, was also organized on the issues of the ocean and women.
Every 8 March, a rose is offered to every employee of the Prince’s Palace from Prince Albert II. This year, the Prince also put his painting skills to work along with 100 personalities from the Principality, when he grabbed some spray paint and stencils to create a piece of a patchwork painting. The collaborative painting features words like: Equality, Ecology, Unity, Liberty, Rights, Women.
Mr OneTeas assembled the different pieces and united them under a large portrait of Wonder Woman. The work was made under the initiative of Monaco’s Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Women’s Rights.
Princess Caroline attends Louvre School’s New Library Inauguration
Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the opening of the new library at the Louvre School in Paris on 11 March, with Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture. The new library is an ambitious structure of 1,300 m², created by architect Heleen Hart. It reconfigures the establishment through the creation of new spaces, including a new research centre for doctoral students and researchers at the School. Two sculptures by Antony Gormley and the easel used by artist Francis Bacon were donated to the new library.
Princess Caroline presents Women Leaders 2022 Award
On 8 March, International Women’s Day, Princess Caroline of Hanover presented the Women World Leaders Association’s 2022 Award to Bernice Coppieters at the Princess Grace Rose Garden in Fontvieille. Bernice Coppieters is a Belgian retired ballet dancer and ballet master.
Founded in 2011, the Monegasque branch of the global organization Femmes Leaders Mondiales (FLMM) works to combat gender inequality. Princess Stephanie of Monaco is the association’s honorary president.