As part of his frequent trips to territories historically linked to his family, HSH Prince Albert II visited the Haut-Rhin on Wednesday 20 October. Fifteen years after a first trip to Ferrette, in 2006 for the 900th anniversary of the county, the Sovereign once again visited this Alsatian village in order to inaugurate the ‘Re-Naissance’ museum space, located on the ground floor of town hall.
Welcomed by the sub-prefect of Altkirch, Amelle Ghayou, and mayor of the town, Corinne Rabault, the Prince was able to discover the history of Ferrette during an exhibition dedicated to the Mazarin. The links between Monaco and Ferrette date back to 1777, when future Prince Honoré IV of Monaco married Louise d’Aumont, heiress of Cardinal Mazarin, to whom the King of France Louis XIV had granted the county in 1659.
Welcomed in the town of Feldbach in the afternoon by Mayor Sylvie Renger, HSH the Prince concluded this trip to Sundgau, a region in southern Alsace at the crossroads of Switzerland and Germany, with a guided tour of the Saint-Jacques church, a Roman gem testifying to the existence of a Cluniac priory founded in 1145 by the Count of Ferrette, Frederick I.
Prince Albert celebrates Rampoldi’s 75th Anniversary
Prince Albert attended the 75th anniversary celebrations of Rampoldi, one of the Principality’s oldest restaurants, last Saturday. The Prince was presented with a copy of the Rampoldi book, published in commemoration of the restaurant’s 75 years. Chef Antonio Salvatore’s table at Rampoli has also recently obtained its first Michelin Star this year, yet another reason to celebrate the fine-dining establishment, known for its unique Italian gastronomy and unforgettable dishes.
Introduction to Wheelchair Rugby 7 supported by Princess Charlene Foundation
On Saturday 9 October, the Monegasque Rugby Federation hosted an introduction to Wheelchair Rugby 7, in partnership with the Wheelchair Rugby 7 Federation, the ‘Fédération Française Sport pour tous’ and with the support of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.
Children and adults, handicapped or not, had the opportunity to learn this sport in a fun and interactive way with animations and games.
Prince Albert and Princess Caroline visit Extensions at Sea Monaco Exhibition
Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Caroline of Hanover visited the exhibition “Peaceful Conquests, Extensions at Sea in Monaco (Conquêtes Pacifiques, les Extensions en Mer) at the Exhibition Hall of Quai Antoine I. Imagined by the Direction des Affaires Culturelles, the exhibition runs from 15 October until 2 January and displays documentation of various offshore extension projects in Monaco.
A geopolitical, social, town-planning, technical, ecological and human epic, the exhibition offers a review of all the geographical expansions of the Principality with maps, photographs, audiovisual media, models, archives and testimonies.
Princess Caroline and Charlotte Casiraghi attend Principality Prize 2021
Princess Caroline and Charlotte Casiraghi attended the Prince Pierre Foundation’s Principality Prize 2021 award ceremony. The Principality Prize 2021, which is awarded jointly by the Philosophical Encounters of Monaco and the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation, was presented to Julia Kristeva, who was born in Bulgaria and has lived and worked in France since the 1960s. She is a writer, psychoanalyst, professor emerita at Université Paris VII Didero She has authored thirty books and holds honorary doctorates from numerous universities in the United States, Canada and Europe, where she teaches regularly.
The ceremony was held at Opera Garnier and presented by Arnaud Merlin, writer, journalist and producer for France Musique. The Prince Pierre Foundation was established in 1966 by Prince Rainier III in homage to the memory of his father, Prince Pierre, who was a great patron of literature and the arts. Currently chaired by HRH Princess of Hanover, the Foundation aims to promote contemporary art.
Beatrice Borromeo Photographed for Buccellati Campaign
As the brand ambassador for Italian jewellery brand Buccellati, Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi was recently photographed for the brand’s new advertisement campaign. The stunning photo shoot took place between the Brera district in Milan and Lake Como, and at Villa Carlotta on Lake Como. The photos were taken by British photographer and director Josh Olins, who directed the campaign. The Milan based brand, founded in 1919 by Mario Buccellati, still continues its ancient jewellery tradition.
€45,000 for Prince Albert II Foundation and Mediterranean Seals
Following the 2021 edition of Urban Painting Around the World (UPAW), Alberto Colman, organizer of the event, presented a large check to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation for their work dedicated to Monk Seal Alliance initiative.
For the fifth consecutive year, the event brought several talented street artists to the Principality to raise funds for the Sovereign’s Foundation by auctioning their works of art. Eleven participating artists this year grabbed their spray cans and let their imaginations run wild around the theme “The planet and its colours”. €45,000 were raised to help with the foundation’s work in preserving the endangered mediterranean monk seal, a species that has all but disappeared in the last two decades. As of 2015, it is estimated that fewer than 700 individuals are in existence.