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Princely Couple visits the Child Psychiatry Day Centre in Beausoleil

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene visited a day centre for children and adolescents who are on the autism spectrum. The Franco-Monegasque Psychiatry Day Centre is for children up to the age of 18. The visit took place in the presence of Christophe Robino, government advisor-minister of Social Affairs and Health, Céline Caron-Dagioni, Minister of Equipment, Environment and Urban Planning and Gérard Spinelli, Mayor of Beausoleil.

The princely couple met and discussed with the centre’s teams, who who gave them a tour of the multidisciplinary care centre. The 650m² building is located at 46 avenue du Professor Langevin in Beausoleil and has a capacity of 35 places, including 17 places reserved for children residing or attending school in the Principality. According to Christophe Robino, the commitment to the well-being and development of each child is at the heart of this initiative.

Prince Albert II watches the 5th Monaco Padel Tournament

Prince Albert II was spotted in the stands during the finals and semi-finals of the 4th CMB Monaco Master, an international padel tournament held on the Casino Square on 23 and 24 March 2024.

The Prince attended the event with Fabrice Pastor, president of A1 Panel. Argentinians Tolito Aguirre and Gonzalo Alfonso won the tournament.

Padel is a double-playing racket sport, played with a net separating the two teams. Unlike tennis, balls are still in play after they rebound off the walls that surround the field.

Prince Albert II attends 15th Monaco Blue Initiative

The 15th edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative was a day of in-depth exchanges with HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. Ocean protection and governance, goals for the upcoming decade, the blue economy, the role of the private sector, the role of the Mediterranean and achieving 30×30 were at the heart of the discussions.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our distinguished panelists and participants for their invaluable insights and contributions, making this day of dialogue truly enriching,” stated the Prince Albert II Foundation.

Prince Albert II pays tribute to Philippe de Gaulle with Emmanuel Macron in Paris

Prince Albert II paid tribute to Admiral Philippe de Gaulle with President Emmanuel Macron, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg during a national tribute on 20 March 2024 in Paris.

The heads of state of Luxembourg and Monaco paid tribute to the son of General Charles de Gaulle, who was born on 28 December 1921 and died on 12 March 2024 at the age of 102. Emmanuel Macron presided over the national tribute paid to the deceased at Les Invalides. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy also participated in the tribute ceremony.

Admiral Philippe de Gaulle was a hero of the Second World War. After his military retirement he remained very involved in the life of France, notably through his mandate as Senator. He died at the Invalides military hospital, where he was the oldest and most illustrious resident. He is buried next to his parents in the Colombey-les-Deux-Églises cemetery in Haute-Marne.

Prince Albert II celebrates the Centenary of the First Winter Olympics in Chamonix

One hundred years ago, the Haute-Savoie resort of Chamonix welcomed 250 athletes from 16 different as they participated in the first Winter Olympic Games. On 16 March 2024, political and sports figures travelled to Chamonix to celebrate the centenary. Prince Albert II sat next to the Minister of Sports and the Olympic Games, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra and the mayor of Chamonix, Eric Fournier. Prince Albert II is a member of the IOC and a former athlete who participated in five editions of the Winter Olympic Games in bobsleigh competitions.

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