Prince Albert II celebrates ASM Football Champions at the Prince’s Palace and other princely news
Prince Albert II inaugurates 50 Seas exhibition by designer Mathieu Lehanneur
On the walls of the Oceanographic Museum‘s VIP lounge, hang fifty circular ceramic pieces inspired by the ocean and designed Mathieu Lehanneur. Prince Albert II inaugurated the exhibition, produced in collaboration with Christie’s. Mathieu Lehanneur selected fifty points on a world map, and, with satellite images, created pieces with colour variations based on those places. The different colours of the oceans are influenced by parameters such as depth, current and pollution. Maputo in Mozambique is deep blue with green and hints of gray. The Mediterranean, among the most beautiful colours in the world, is intense blue. And Nigeria showcases mysterious grays and sandy greens. The exhibition highlights the subtleties of the aquatic world and runs until the 6th of May.
Monte-Carlo Masters: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene award Rafael Nadal
On Sunday 22 April in Monaco, Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene and Pierre Casiraghi watched Rafael Nadal break yet another record, winning his 11th Monte-Carlo Masters tournament. After taking several months off, the Spaniard’s big return on the courts was with this competition. Rafael Nadal won a record 31st Masters title after beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters. Princess Charlene looked beautiful with her new haircut as she and Prince Albert II handed Rafael Nadal the well-deserved trophy.
Prince Albert Inauguratesnew Office of Occupational Medicine
HSH Prince Albert II inaugurated the new premises of the Office of Occupational Medicine, dedicated to health-work and monitoring civil servants and State agents. Located at 24 avenue de Fontvieille, the new location will facilitate the medical monitoring of more than 4,800 public officials. Doctors will also be available to support them and ensure well-being at work.
Prince Albert II invited aboard the Hermione
The Hermione is truly a historical museum piece, with her three masts and billowing sails stretched out over a deck equipped with 18 cannons. Prince Albert II, accompanied by the General Secretary of La Francophonie, Michaëlle Jean, posed at the helm of the frigate as over a hundred onlookers welcomed the ship from the port. The ship is a replica of “the frigate of freedom” which served during the American War of Independence in the eighteenth century, under the orders of the Marquis de La Fayette. Today, she sails under the flag of the international organization of La Francophonie. The historic vessel set sail on 30 January in Rochefort to cross the Mediterranean and spread the values of living together and freedom. The Hermione will complete its four-month journey on 16 June in Rochefort.
Princess Charlene visited Livingstone city of Zambia
During the activities carried out by Princess Charlene Foundation in South Africa, Princess Charlene of Monaco visited Livingstone city of Zambia. The Princess visited an assistant priest’s house together with the project team of her Foundation and carried out negotiations to help poor people living in the region and to receive information about school projects which will be initiated in the region for education. The visit took place in the past couple of weeks. (Source: http://www.newmyroyals.com )
Celebrating ASM Football Champions at the Prince’s Palace
The season was 1977-1978 when the ASM claimed the title of French Football Champions of Division 1. 40 years later, HSH Prince Albert II welcomed the members of the ASM team who won the title, along with Captain Jean Petit, to the Palace. The club was headed by President Jean-Louis Campora at the time. During the celebratory commemoration, all former players and leaders were presented with an official ASM tie by Prince Albert. Louis Ducruet and his fiancée Marie Chevallier and Gareth Wittstock, brother of HSH Princess Charlene also attended the celebration.