The Sovereign Prince travelled to South Africa to help protect rhinos and to protect endangered wildlife
On 21st July, Prince Albert attended the 8th Rhino Conservation Awards ceremony in Johannesburg, where he had been the sponsor since 2014, rewarding individuals and organizations working for the conservation of rhinos, particularly threatened by poaching. In his address, Prince Albert recalled the great challenge of preserving biodiversity, while a million species could, according to the latest IPBES report, disappear. Prince Albert also spoke at the Species on the Move conference in Kruger National Park on 23rd July, which brought together nearly 300 scholars from around the world. The fight to save endangered species requires a better understanding of the ecosystems themselves and the challenges they face. The Sovereign concluded by inviting all to see the current environmental crisis as an opportunity to act for a sustainable future.
Prince Albert Attends the First Summer Concert at the Princely Palace
The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra featured in the first Summer concert held in the court of honour of the Princely Palace on July 18th. Taking the baton was world renowned conductor French conductor Alain Altinoglu.
On the program of this exceptional event played before the Sovereign were Scheherazade performed by mezzo-soprano Nora Gubisch, Ravel’s Spanish Rhapsody and excerpts from the opera Pelléas et Mélisande presenting music by Claude Debussy.
Princess Stephanie Celebrates the Sixth Anniversary of the “Baby and Nepal association” to Protect Threatened Elephants
To celebrate the sixth anniversary this July of the creation of the association “Baby and Nepal”, about fifty people, including caretakers of Baby, found themselves on the slopes of Mount Agel, close to the Principality, surrounding Princess Stephanie and her beautiful happy elephant called Baby. Alerted by the threats of euthanasia that swept the elephants Baby and Nepal, Princess Stephanie rescued them in 2013. Unfortunately, last year, Nepal died from chronic kidney failure. Baby is thriving happily and was seen munching away at a birthday treat – a fruit bowl which included her favourite bananas.
Prince Albert Attends an Anniversary Celebration of Monaco’s Women Entrepreneurs
On July 17th the Sovereign, Prince Albert, attended a celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of Monaco’s Women Entrepreneurs at Monte-Carlo Beach. The theme for the anniversary was sustainable development, a subject for which Prince Albert is a leading proponent in the world. President Hilde Haneuse-Heye confirmed in her speech the association’s commitment to the energy transition process set in motion by the Monegasque government.
Joëlle Baccialon, honorary president of the association, and Cinzia Cicolella, vice-president, are both dynamic contributors internationally alongside Marie-Christine Oghly, world president of Women entrepreneurs.
Louis Ducruet got married to Marie Chevallier
On July 27, 2019, the son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Louis Ducruet got married to Marie Chevallier with a religious wedding held at Monaco Cathedral. First, a private civil wedding ceremony took place at Prince’s Palace of Monaco, attended by the members of the family. Marie Chevallier wore a jumpsuit designed by Barcelona’s famous bridal designer Rosa Clará at her civil wedding ceremony. Then, a religious wedding took place. At the religious wedding, Marie Chevallier wore a wedding dress designed by Atelier Boisanger and Pauline Ducruet (Alter Design). (Source: www.newmyroyals.com)