The 62nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival kicked off on 16 June with a star-studded red carpet and opening ceremony at the Grimaldi Forum. Prince Albert II was surrounded by Louis Ducruet, Marie Ducruet, Camille Gottlieb, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi and Ian Mellencamp.
“This year is particularly special for me, for my family and for the people of Monaco, since 2023 marks the celebration of the centenary of the birth of my father, Prince Rainier III. By creating the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, he wanted to honour the exceptional men and women who have built real cultural bridges between countries around the world,” said Prince Albert II at the Opening Ceremony.
Princess Charlene attends Water Safety Days in Calvi
Princess Charlene participated in the 3rd Water Safety Days in Calvi on 16 June. Organized by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, 80 children from the Calvi Loviconi School took part in water rescue workshops. Pierre Frolla, Ambassador for the Foundation and quadruple free-diving world record holder, led the workshops with a team from the Monegasque Marine Academy.
AS Monaco Basketball Team is received at the Palace after becoming French Champions!
Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene and Prince Jacques congratulated the AS Monaco Basket team players and staff at the Prince’s Palace after they won the French Elite Basketball Championship. The team won the championship for the first time in history after defeating Boulogne-Levallois at the end of game 3, and winning the series 3-0!
Prince Albert II announces the Winners of the Monaco Ocean Protection Challenge
Winners of the sixth Monaco Ocean Protection Challenge competition were awarded in the presence of Prince Albert II and Hervé Berville, State Secretary for the Sea, at the Oceanographic Museum. Out of about fifty submitions, three projects were awarded the grand prizes. During his speech, the Sovereign thanked the winners and participants for their effort, energy and talent as well as their commitment to the global ocean.
Babson College in Massachusetts won for “Bloom”, an algae bloom cleanup and conversion initiative to convert surface algae into biomass pellets. Flexisea, a collaboration between the International University of Monaco (IUM), MINES Paris-PSL and the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, won for its underwater robotic arm for handling and reducing damage to marine species. Winners were presented with prizes and a trophy made from recycled materials by designer Alberto Domenico Vitale.
Four New Ambassadors present their Credentials to Prince Albert II
The ambassadors of Bangladesh, Canada, Kazakhstan and Mongolia recently presented their credentials to Prince Albert II before being received at the Hôtel Hermitage for lunch alongside Isabelle Berro-Amadeï, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra perform in New York for Monaco’s 30th Anniversary in the UN
This year, Monaco celebrates 30 years of being part of the UN. For the occasion, a concert by the Orchestra of the Prince’s Carabinieri, founded in 1966 by Prince Rainier III, will be organized in the heart of the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York on Monday 19 June.
The event will be attended by Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie. In parallel with the festivities, Prince Albert II will meet with the President of the 77th session of the General Assembly and the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.
500 guests are expected at the reception at the United Nations headquarters, which will include an exhibition of photographs portraying the links created between Monaco and the UN over the past 30 years. On Tuesday 20 June, the thirty musicians from Orchestra of the Prince’s Carabinieri will perform again, on Times Square, this time accompanied by the NYPD Police Band.
Prince Albert II Awards ‘Oceano pour tous’ Winners
Winners of the 9th Oceano pour tous educational competition, organized by the Oceanographic Institute in collaboration with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and Monegasque and French National Education, were awarded by Prince Albert II and Robert Calcagno at the Oceanographic Museum.
25 classes and about 600 students from Monaco, France, Italy and overseas were involved in the competition and worked tirelessly to create a collective and creative project for the Ocean. Six groups of college students and one group primary school students won the competition. Next year’s 10th Oceano pour tous will be open to students from Mauritius, Seychelles and Madagascar.