Prince Albert II Commemorates François-Joseph Bosio and other princely news
Prince Albert commemorates the 250th anniversary of François-Joseph Bosio
HSH the Sovereign Prince presided over the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of François Joseph Bosio, an internationally renowned Monegasque sculptor.
After pausing in front of the artist’s birthplace, HSH the Sovereign Prince laid a wreath at the foot of the bust on the Bosio plot and listened to a poem in the Monegasque language by Louis Notari dedicated to François-Joseph Bosio.
The Sovereign Prince visited the exhibition FJB on the Rock, created by fine arts students. Prince Albert then headed to the Bosio Pavilion where he was presented with a commemorative stamp and coin made by the Office des Emissions des Timbres-Poste as well as a special issue of the Connaissance des Arts journal, devoted to Bosio.
Prince Albert supports new Beekeeping Union
On Tuesday, the Sovereign went to Marseilles to support the creation of UAEM, the new Beekeeping Union of Europe and the Mediterranean. The Sovereign Prince was welcomed by the two founding co-chairs of the Union at the Palais du Pharo.
Fervent defender of the environment, Prince Albert believes that the bee situation in Europe and the Mediterranean is extremely worrying. By bringing together 42 countries and business leaders, UAEM hopes to protect the future of bees, honey and beekeepers, as well as the future of the planet.
The Principality has been actively supporting bees for many years. Every year, Apiday, a day dedicated to bees takes place and shows young Monegasques how bee hives operate, how Monegasque honey tastes and how bees are an integral part of our environment. The next Apiday will take place on Friday 15 June.
World Circus Day in the Principality
World Circus Day came to the Principality on Saturday, Princess Stephanie and circus fans from everywhere gathered in the Louis II gymnasium to watch aspiring artists take to the stage.
Hoops, juggling, face-paint and aerial feats of speed and dexterity were on display. The Femina Sports of Monaco Association also participated in the free spectacle. The circus event brought people of all ages together, and Princess Stéphanie, alongside pioneers of the circus like Urs Pilz and Alain Frère, was able to enjoy the show in the first row.
Jazmin Grace, daughter of Prince Albert II, attends Monte-Carlo Masters
Jazmin Grace Grimaldi and boyfriend, musician Ian Mellencamp, met up with Prince Albert II at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2018 tournament. The eldest daughter of Prince Albert II of Monaco, Jazmin Grace, was born out of wedlock and recognized by her father in 2006. Since Jazmin Grace Grimaldi met her father for the first time at the age of 11, she has maintained an excellent relationship with him and is also very close to her cousin, Pauline Ducruet. She attends important family events, and was at the baptism of her half-brother and half-sister, twins Jacques and Gabriella.
Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Her Boyfriend, One Year Together
Princess Alexandra of Hanover, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, has been in a relationship with Ben-Sylvester Strautmann for one year. The two were recently seen at the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters 2018, exchanging tender moments of affection. The young lovebirds had formalized their relationship during the knockout stages of the Champions League in March 2017, during the Monaco vs Manchester City match. They later went to the wedding of Alexandra’s half-brother, Prince Christian and his new wife Alessandra de Osma together.