Prince Albert II “relieved” as F1 renews Monaco Grand Prix until 2025
The future of the Monaco Grand Prix, an annual staple in the Principality for almost a century, was recently called into doubt when Monaco’s F1 contract expired this year. In a recent interview with Monaco Info, Prince Albert II said that he was “relieved” when he learned that Formula One would be renewing the Monaco Grand Prix until 2025.
Negotiations over a renewal took several months, and ended with a positive outcome. The futures of other classic races were also called into negotiations, including the French and Belgian GPs. The Belgian GP was renewed, however, the French GP has been cut.
The Prince said that it was really impossible to imagine an F1 season without the Monaco Grand Prix, not only for historic reasons but also because of its importance to motorsport and F1 in particular.
Prince Albert II speaks at 77th United Nations General Assembly
HSH Prince Albert II participated in the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly, which took place in New York after two years of postponement due to the pandemic. The session brought together 193 Member States and provided a unique space for dialogue between member countries about topics covered by the Charter of the United Nations.
“Mr. President,” the Prince said in His speech, “we share your belief in the need to achieve the sustainable development goals that we collectively defined in 2015 and thus preserve our environment and ensure the survival of humanity. This 77th General Assembly marks a decisive year for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Be assured of the full support of the Principality of Monaco in the preparation of the important deadlines to come. I am thinking, in particular, of the SDG Summit, the Future Summit and the Water Conference.”
Prince Albert II celebrates 50th Anniversary of Meridian Beach Plaza
Prince Albert II and 250 guests gathered around the swimming pool of Monaco’s 4-star Meridian Beach Plaza hotel to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The Prince participated in the inauguration of the hotel when he was just 14 years old. During a speech at the event, the Sovereign encouraged general manager Manuel de Vasconcelos and his teams to continue bringing this beautiful establishment to life.
Several projects have been presented to improve and renovate the hotel, but for the moment, nothing concrete has been planned. The Méridien Beach Plaza is the only hotel in Monaco to have a private beach facing the underwater reserve, where fish swim freely. The hotel is owned by the Monegasque State, with a management contract with the Société des Bains de Mer.
Princess Caroline and Charlotte Casiraghi attend Monaco’s International Cat Show
Princess Caroline, Charlotte Casiraghi and her 3-year-old son, Balthazar Rassam, attended the 3rd International Cat Show at the Espace Léo Ferré in Monaco. The purebred cat contest took place on 17-19 September and was organized by the Monegasque Association “De Gati De Mùnegu”. The Monaco National Council Cup prize was presented by President of the National Council, Stephane Valeri, to a Bengal cat named Miodollarbaby Tokyo, “The star of the weekend,” according to the International Cat Show.