Prince Albert II walked through the pits alongside the President of the FIA, Jean Todt and Formula E boss Alejandro Agag. Despite the pandemic, the Prince was able to rediscover Monaco’s Grand Prix spirit. The Prince met the ROKIT Venturi Racing team, who promised to keep a Monegasque heart even though a New Yorker will be in charge of the team within a year.
The E prix was able to occur in good conditions without many crowds, with great teams, great cars and great drivers. The Prince was especially satisfied that, for the first time in history, the electric cars raced on a track almost identical to the Monaco Formula 1. According to the Prince, the E Prix weekend went well, but the Principality must be especially careful during the upcoming Formula 1 Grand Prix, as more people from outside the Principality will be welcomed in.
Prince Albert, Jacques and Gabriella attend Formula E-Prix
On 8 May, Prince Albert II, Prince Jacques, Princess Gabriella, Pierre Casiraghi and Kaia Rose Wittstock (daughter of Princess Charlene’s brother Gareth Wittstock) attended the Monaco E-Prix. The six-year old twins accompanied their father at the podium during the presentation of the trophies to the winner of the E-Prix. Portuguese driver Antonio Félix Da Costa won the race for the DS Techeetah team.
Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella have not made a public appearance since the Devote celebrations at the end of January. Monaco is now preparing to host the Formula 1 Grand Prix from 20 to 23 May.
Prince Albert attends Energy Transition Conference
The annual Energy Transition Conference was held on Monday 10 May in the presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince and Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of the Environment and Town Planning. The conference was 100% digital for the 1st time and was entitled “Living without waste?” Waste is responsible for one-third of the Principality’s CO2 emissions. HSH the Sovereign Prince awarded a trophy, an olive tree made from recycled metals by artist Joel Rebière, to the 3 Monegasque waste reduction initiative projects.
Prince Albert II draws lots for Rugby Sevens Tournament
Prince Albert II drew lots for this year’s Rugby Sevens Tournament, which will take place at the end of June at the Louis II stadium. The final participants of the Tokyo Olympics will be decided during the tournament.
Twelve women’s teams and ten men’s international rugby teams (including the French women’s and men’s team) will be battling it out in Monaco. Twenty-one countries already have their tickets to the Japanese Olympics, which will take place from July 23 to August 8. There are three places left in the competition (two for women, one for men). After the Prince drew lots, France’s women’s team was put in a pool against the teams from Hong Kong, Colombia and Madagascar. The men’s team will be up against Hong Kong, Uganda and Jamaica.
Charlotte Casiraghi sings in Music Video with Sébastien Tellier
In a music video released by Chanel, Charlotte Casiraghi performed ‘Roche’ with Sébastien Tellier. For several months now, the eldest daughter of Princess Caroline has been an ambassador and spokesperson for Chanel. The mini-concert was filmed in an open-air garden and featured other female voices: Vanessa Paradis, Juliette Armanet and Angèle. The star-studded musical cast is dressed from head to toe in the creations of Virgine Viard. The video can be seen on Chanel’s website.