The sovereign went to Allier and Puy-de-Dôme to honour his ancestors and take in local life. Prince Albert II started his visit in Abrest, at the Ligier factory headquarters, a French manufacturer of cars and electric vehicles, which notably equips the Monaco Post Office with electric vans. The Prince was able to see the newest models by the manufacturer.
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Prince Albert II continued his trip to Effiat, where he was welcomed by prefect Philippe Chopin, Mayor Marc Carrias and the local population. The French municipality formalized its membership in the network of Grimaldi Historic Sites of Monaco with a new sign. The Coiffier d’Effiat family is in the line of Louise d’Aumont-Mazarin who married Prince Honoré IV in 1777. The Prince also visited the grave of Marshal d’Effiat, who died in 1632, at the village church and the Effiat castle, a major architectural project and historical monument. Prince Albert concluded his visit by exploring the Michelin museum, where he was welcomed by Florent Menegaux, president of the iconic French tire company.
Princely Family attends Monegasque Red Cross Summer Concert
Prince Albert II, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Pierre Casiraghi, Beatrice Borromeo, Andrea Casiraghi, Charlotte Casiraghi-Rassam and Tatiana Santo Domingo attended the Summer Concert of the Monegasque Red Cross which took place on the legendary square of the Casino de Monte-Carlo. British pop artist Jamie Cullum performed outdoors in front of more than 700 guests.
Chaired by HSH the Prince, the Monegasque Red Cross has a priority mission to support vulnerable people and carry out humanitarian actions both in the Principality and internationally.
Prince Albert II supports Anne Eastwood and Future Generations with “Declaration of Monaco”
The “Declaration of Monaco” was voted unanimously by thirty French-speaking countries on 13 July, at the instigation of Anne Eastwood. The ambitious declaration is about guaranteeing the human rights of future generations. It means thinking about our actions and attitudes today, especially concerning the environment.
Anne Eastwood, High Commissioner for the Protection of Rights, brought together the co-signers at the Novotel MonteCarlo to discuss the ethics of the future. Prince Albert II, who opened the meeting, believes in the importance of caring for the future of humanity by protecting our planet. If, by definition, unborn generations have no representation today, giving them a voice at the UN through the establishment of a High Commissioner for future generations would be a decisive step forward, according to Anne Eastwood.
Prince speaks on behalf of Future Generations at International Meeting in Monaco
For two days, Monaco hosted a major international meeting by the Association des Ombudsmans et Médiateurs de la Francophonie. Prince Albert II opened the event, which brings together representatives from thirty French-speaking countries about the protection of the rights of future generations, particularly concerning social and environmental issues.
The Prince stated that, on the issue of climate change, it is future generations who will suffer the most. He illustrated his speech by referencing marches for the climate and legal actions undertaken by young people, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. At the end of the two-day meeting, a declaration to highlight lessons learned from the discussions and suggest possible solutions aimed at helping protect future generations, was put to a vote by all the participants.
Princess Stephanie attends Portrait Exhibition at La Maison de Vie
Princess Stephanie attended the opening of the “Portraits of Residents” exhibition at La Maison de Vie in Monaco. The exhibition was the result of a project carried out by photographer Julien Daniel Gueudet, art therapist Isabelle Sentis, journalist Dominique Thiery and residents of La Maison de Vie.
Unique in Europe, La Maison de Vie offers people living with HIV short stays of rest, renewal and support. It was born from the will and determination of Princess Stephanie and her association Fight Aids Monaco.
The portraits revolve around four themes: black and white, metamorphosis, landscapes and body art. The exhibition is open to the public until 23 July 2021 as part of the Monaco Art Week at ESPACE 22 Monaco.