The premiere of the documentary film “Naïs au Pays des Loups” was held in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Prince’s children, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. Rémy Masseglia, the film’s director and Olivier Wenden, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation were also in attendance at the Cinéma des Beaux-Arts in Monaco.
Naïs au Pays des Loups (Naïs in the Land of Wolves) is a documentary which follows the adventures of a father and daughter in the heart of the Mercantour, the wildest national park in France. While learning about nature before starting kindergarten, Naïs experiences some truly magical moments before the age of three, including crossing paths with one of the most elusive of all animals, the wolf! The documentary was supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and aired on France 3 on 16 December.
Children’s Christmas Celebration at the Prince’s Palace
On Wednesday 15 December, the Prince’s Palace welcomed young Monegasques aged 5 to 12 for a fun and festive afternoon in the Cour d’Honneur. Set to joyful Christmas carols, the children watched jugglers, a fire-eater, acrobatic elves and even met Santa Claus.
Prince Albert II Inaugurates Heart Scanner
A new scanner was recently inaugurated by the Sovereign Prince at Monaco’s Cardio-Thoracic Centre. The efficient and innovative machine offers new perspectives in the diagnosis of certain cardiovascular diseases. The scanner is non-invasive and reduces the use of injected contrast dyes. In service since September, a total of 960 exams have taken place thus far with the new machine, which offers a faster and more precise diagnosis. The scanner is especially helpful for patients with atypical symptoms who have had inconclusive results and do not have a high risk of cardiovascular disease, as they can now get quickly and easily scanned for cardiovascular issues. The Monegasque Centre is the only private facility in the world which uses this technology.
Jean Ballester, former Mayor of Annot, awarded Medal of the Order of Saint Charles by Prince Albert II
Jean Ballester, former mayor of Annot and former president of the Chamber of Commerce of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, received the Medal of the Order of Saint Charles from Prince Albert II of Monaco for his action and support during the creation of the Maison d’Amélie.
The Maison d’Amelie welcomes people with disabilities and their families in a functional setting for a weekend or vacation in the privileged setting of the Cité des Grès. Inaugurated in 2013, the Maison d’Amelie is managed by the Monaco Disease Power association. The Order of Saint Charles is the most prestigious distinction awarded in the Principality of Monaco.
Princess Caroline attends dinner in honour of Karl Lagerfeld
Princess Caroline recently attended a dinner held in honour of Karl Lagerfeld at One Monte-Carlo. The dinner took place before the auction of items from Karl Lagerfeld’s estate. Special pieces from Karl Lagerfeld’s estates in Monaco, Paris and Cologne were put up for auction for the first time since his death. The auction in Monaco was held on 3, 4 and 5 December, the auction in Paris was held on 15 December, and the auction in Cologne will be held on 22 March 2022.
The Karl Lagerfeld collection includes a multitude of special items, including a portrait done by Takashi Murakami, Tokidoki dolls, as well as the designer’s personal items like bowls adorned with the image of his cat Choupette, a Jeff Koons Balloon Venus, three Rolls Royces, the iconic leather Mitaines that he wore constantly for the last 20 years and a selection of suit jackets by Dior, Saint Laurent, KL, Comme des Garçons and Martin Margiela.
Princess Caroline attends Chanel’s Metiers D’Art 2021-2022 Show
On 7 December, Princess Caroline attended Chanel’s Metiers D’Art 2021-2022 collection show by Virginie Viard, which was presented at Le19M, the new Parisian building imagined by Chanel. The luxury French fashion event brought together various talented creators such as embroiderers, feather workers, pleaters and shoemakers. Princess Caroline as well as Ambassadors and friends of the House were in attendance, including Vanessa Paradis, Ibeyi, Lucy Boynton, Pharrell Williams, Sofia Coppola and Anamaria Vartolomei.
Princess Caroline visits ‘Monaco – Alexandria’ Exhibition at Villa Sauber
One day before its official opening, Princess Caroline visited the exhibition ‘Monaco-Alexandria, the great detour: World-capitals and Cosmopolitan Surrealism’ at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM) Villa Sauber. The exhibition examines the parallel development of the surrealist movement in the two two major Mediterranean port-cities which nurtured vibrant communities of avant-garde artists during the early 20th century.
The exhibition showcases modern art from Alexandria, including works never before shown outside Egypt. Curated by Morad Montazami and Madeleine de Colnet, the exhibition runs until 2 May 2022.