Prince Albert II inaugurates enormous “Three Elements” Sculpture at Mareterra
The “Three Elements” sculpture, which pays homage to “land, sea and air” was inaugurated by Prince Albert II at Mareterra. Created by Var artist Bernard Bezzina, the sculpture resembles charred trees and symbolizing the delicate balance between strength and fragility. The staggering columns, 15, 12 and 10 metres high, took the artist three years to create and are the first sculptures to adorn the new district.
Princely Family attends 4th Grimaldi Historic Sites Meeting at the Palace
The princely family gathered over the weekend to attend the opening of the village of the Grimaldi Historic Sites in Monaco. Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, Prince Jacques, Princess Gabriella, Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie attended the event.
For this 4th edition, six French departments were in the spotlight (Alpes-Maritimes, Deux-Sèvres, Haute-Corse, Haut-Rhin, Lot-et-Garonne and Pyrénées-Orientales) with the participation of 11 municipalities. The municipalities, former Grimaldi strongholds, presented the history that links them to the Principality of Monaco as well as their cultural heritage and local craftsmanship.
AS Monaco is received at the Palace after winning the Gambardella Cup
After winning the Coupe Gambardella 2023, ASM players and staff presented the trophy to Prince Albert II at the palace. AS Monaco won the 5th Gambardella Cup in its history on 29 April. On behalf of the entire Club, Frédéric Barilaro and captain Ritchy Valme also presented HSH Prince Albert II with the jersey worn during the competition. The U18 “#MadeInLaDiagonale” were then given several gifts by the Sovereign, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.
Prince Albert II makes Historic Visit to Villeneuve-Loubet
Prince Albert II travelled to Villeneuve-Loubet, in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on Monday 12 June as part of his frequent trips to territories historically linked to the Grimaldi family. In the Middle Ages, the fortress of Villeneuve was under the control of the Grimaldis of Monaco for almost a century, while large tracts of land in Loubet belonged to the Grimaldis of the Antibes and Cagnes branch.
In the morning, the Sovereign Prince was welcomed by Mayor Lionnel Lucca. At the entrance to the city, he unveiled a “Grimaldi Historic Sites of Monaco” sign. HSH the Prince and his delegation then walked to the Town Hall where speeches were delivered in the Municipal Council room. The Sovereign Prince then unveiled a plaque to commemorate his visit. In the afternoon, the Prince visited Château de Vaugrenier, which dates from the 16th century.
Prince Albert II makes Emotional Tribute to Albert Croesi
Prince Albert II gave a moving tribute to Albert Croesi during his inaugural speech at the fourth Grimaldi Historic Sites Meeting at the Palace on 10 June.
“We owe the success of this event to its founding soul,” said the Prince during his speech, “Albert Croesi was, as everyone knows, one of my personal friends. He was the friend of our whole family….His enthusiasm, his passion, the impetus he gave to everything he undertook was infectious….And had a keen gift for creating a party….Albert had been one of the first to understand that reconnecting the chains of time and of friendship was interesting, both for all these territories, which we affectionately call our former fiefdoms, and for Monaco….His work must continue, and will continue, particularly within the Grimaldi Historic Sites Federation.”
Princess Charlene celebrates Mother’s Day with New Moms at the CHPG
Princess Charlene celebrated Mother’s Day with new moms at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre’s maternity ward on 7 June. She held the newborn babies and brought gifts including white roses, boxes of chocolates and little onesies from the Monegasque Red Cross for the new parents and their little ones.