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Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella celebrate Children’s Rights Day

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella attended Monaco’s Children’s Rights Day at Princess Antoinette Park, accompanied by Princess Charlene on November 20. 560 students from public and private elementary schools across the Principality enjoyed various activities, including drone demonstrations, Lego, face-painting, temporary tattoos, foosball, fair games, food stands and more.

This year’s theme was Madagascar and included a park-wide game and an ‘awalé’ workshop, a traditional Malagasy game. Children from the Malagasy Gospel group, currently visiting the Principality, braided their Monegasque counterparts’ hair. 

Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie inaugurate ‘The Prince at the Heart of the Circus’ Exhibition

Prince Albert II, Princess Stephanie, Camille Gottlieb and Louis Ducruet inaugurated ‘The Prince at the Heart of the Circus’ exhibition at the former Automobile Museum in Fontvieille, which has been transformed into a beautiful big top. The remarkable exhibition is part of the Prince Rainier III centenary and the 50th anniversary of the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival.

Princess Stephanie curated the exhibition with Doctor Alain Frère. The exhibition was designed by circus enthusiast, teacher and researcher, Charlène Dray. The exhibition features a 15-minute film about the history of the Festival, with footage of Prince Rainier III, Princess Grace and their children.

Princess Charlene visits Seniors with “Dogs of the Heart”

Senior residents of Cap Fleuri were treated to a visit by Princess Charlene and cuddles from ‘Chiens de cœur’. Volunteers from the Monegasque Chiens de cœur association visit elderly people in the Principality every month. The program is particularly close to Princess Charlene’s heart, as she is involved in various animal conservation operations and is president of the Monegasque SPA.

Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie inaugurate Prince Rainier-III Avenue in Peille

An avenue in Peille between the Fontbonne intersection and the entrance to the Mont Agel military road now bears the name of Prince Rainier-III. Prince Albert II, Princess Stephanie and Mayor Cyril Piazza, who is also president of the Grimaldi Historic Sites of Monaco Association, unveiled an inaugural plaque for Prince Rainier-III Avenue.

Other Princely references in Peille include Prince Albert II, Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie squares and the Princess-Grace Garden. The new name was unanimously voted for by members of the municipal council.

Princess Charlene participates in Drowning Awareness Day at the Grimaldi Forum

In the presence of Princess Charlene, pupils from the Preparatory Course of Monaco (334 children) took part in a drowning awareness day at the Grimaldi Forum on November 22. Organized by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation in partnership with various Monegasque entities, the event aimed to raise awareness among young people about drowning prevention with theoretical and practical workshops in the classroom.

Children had access to a wide range of knowledge about drowning, equipment used in the event of an accident and first aid actions that can save lives. Children also attended a reading of the book “La Magie de l’Eau” by its author, Mélinda Guery, an illustrated and poetic book that inspires young kids to learn to how to swim. Each child received a copy of the book, as well as a swimming cap and a winter hat in the Foundation’s colours. Drowning unfortunately claims over 230,000 victims worldwide each year.

Prince Albert II will make a State Visit to Malaysia

Prince Albert II will be making a state visit to Malaysia from Sunday 26 to Wednesday 29 November, at the invitation of His Majesty King Abdullah Shah. The official trip will help strengthen political and economic ties between the Principality and Malaysia and allow the Prince to discover local initiatives for the protection of endangered animal species.

On the first day of his visit, the Prince will inaugurate the new Consulate of Monaco located in Kuala Lumpur, the economic capital of the country. The new Consulate is placed under the direction of Sri Omar Naresh Mohan, recently appointed Honorary Consul of the Principality, who has worked to organize the Princely visit.

The Sovereign will meet King Abdullah Shah during official ceremonies organized at the National Palace, which will conclude with a state banquet given in the Prince’s honour. Alongside His Majesty the King, the Prince will visit the “Malaysian Tiger Conservation Centre” and the “Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre” both located in the Sultanate of Pahang.

Prince Albert II will also be participating in the “Monaco Economic Forum Kuala Lumpur 2023” organized by the Monaco Economic Board, in the presence of entrepreneurs and the Malaysian press.

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