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Prince Albert II attends ‘To Catch a Thief’ screening in tribute to Grace Kelly

Prince Albert II attended the screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘To Catch a Thief’ which paid tribute to Grace Kelly, at the Nice cinematheque on 27 September. The cinema is currently featuring eleven films starring Grace Kelly to commemorate the 40th anniversary her death.

Prince Albert II was welcomed on the red carpet by Nice prefect Bernard Gonzalez and director and Nice’s municipal councillor, Henry-Jean-Servat. Monaco, Cannes and Nice serve as settings for the 1955 film.

Alongside Grace Kelly and Cary Grant, actress Brigitte Auber starred in the film. At 92 years old, she meant to attend the screening but was too tired and sent a heartfelt message to the prince, recalling how Grace Kelly was so serious during the shooting and so joyful during the evenings organized by “Hitch”.

Look Ahead to Centenary of the birth of Prince Rainier III Celebrations

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, the Princess of Hanover, Princess Stephanie, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ducruet and Camille Gottlieb unveiled the agenda of events commemorating the centenary of the birth of Prince Rainier III, at the Prince’s Palace on 28 September.

Prince Albert II, Honorary President and Princess Stephanie, President of the Committee to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Prince Rainier III, also unveiled the specially created logo for the events, in the presence of numerous personalities and members of the Committee. Commemorations will begin on 31 May 2023, the birthday of Prince Rainier III.

Prince Albert I centenary symposium “The careers of a Prince”

Prince Albert II spoke at the opening of the Albert I centenary symposium “The careers of a Prince” on 24 September.

The Prince spoke about how his great-grandfather believed that nature forms a whole, while offering humanity elements for the harmonious development of our species and that we are fully capable of guaranteeing respect and coexistence between all forms of life and intelligence. The Sovereign also spoke about how Prince Albert I felt and understood that science should not remain reserved for a “happy few” but that the general public should have access to the advances of science.

During his speech, the sovereign also paid tribute to late historian Jacqueline Carpine-Lancre, curator of Oceanographic Museum library and a specialist on Prince Albert I. While this year marks the centenary of the death of Prince Albert I, 2023 will be the centenary of the birth Prince Rainier III.

Prince Albert II receives Vice-President of European Commission Maros Sefcovic at the Palace

HSH the Prince received Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission for Inter-institutional Relations, in audience at the palace on 28 September. The Slovak diplomat and politician is responsible, in particular, for relations with Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Maros Sefcovic is also the political interlocutor of the Principality of Monaco for the negotiations of an association agreement with the European Union, which was opened in 2015.

During his visit to the Principality, Mr. Sefcovic and his European Union delegation met with the highest authorities of the State to have a better knowledge of the specificities of the Principality, including its geographical, social, economic and environmental attributes.

Prince Albert II welcomes 1,000 km Charity Bike Race participants ‘London-Monaco’

Cyclists from the 5th London-Monaco charity race were welcomed to the Place du Palais by Prince Albert II after a shower of champagne. After two years of postponement due to the pandemic, nearly 80 Blue Marine Foundation cyclists from around the world covered over 1,000 km from London to Monaco, passing through Holland, Belgium and France in just eight days. The route led the brave cyclists through the Col de la Bonette passage, which has an altitude of 2,700 metres and was covered with the first snow of the season. Funds raised through the race, about £250,000, will enable the foundation to fight against over-fishing and ocean preservation.

Prince Albert II receives HE Denise Campbell Bauer at the Palace

HSH Prince Albert II received HE Denise Campbell Bauer, the new United States ambassador to France and Monaco, at the palace on 29 September. Denise Campbell Bauer presented her Letters of Credence to the Prince on this occasion.

HE Denise Campbell Bauer is an experienced diplomat, non-profit executive and advocate for women’s voices in politics. She served as Ambassador of the United States to Belgium from August 2013 to January 2017, heading one of the largest embassies in Europe.

Prince Albert II at the gala dinner organized by the Venetian Arts Foundation

The Venetian Arts Foundation – founded by Filippo e Daniela Ghirelli – inaugurated its partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation with the exclusive event held in the city of Monte-Carlo on Saturday 1 October 2022. The event took place in the Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo. The private dinner of the chef Yannick Alléno was accompanied by the show performance of Il Ballo del Doge. The special guest of the evening was the internationally renowned artist, Mika. The proceeds from the evening will be donated to the preservation of the oceans, their ecosystems and animal species.

Princess Charlene attended Paris Fashion Week to support Akris

On October 1, 2022, Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the Akris Spring-Summer 2023 fashion show during the Paris Womenswear Fashion Week in Paris. The Princess supported one of her favorite brands: the Swiss brand Akris, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. At the event, Princess Charlene wore an outfit from Akris’ new SS 2023 collection. Sunday morning, on her Instagram account, Princess Charlene thanked his friend Albert Kriemler, the artistic director of Akris. “Thank you Albert for a wonderful evening and congratulations on 100 years of perfection” she wrote. (Source:

Princess Caroline presented the IFSI’s and the IFAS’s 2022 nursing diplomas

On September 27, Princess Caroline of Monaco attended The Nursing Training Institute’s (IFSI) and The Care Assistant Training Institute’s (IFAS) 2022 graduation ceremony at The Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco and presented diplomas to nurses who have completed their training and graduated from the IFSI and IFAS. 23 nurses and 12 care assistants received their diplomas from the hands of the Institute’s Patron, Princess Caroline of Monaco. (Source:

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