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Princess Charlene visits New SPA Shelter in Peille and other princely news

Princess Charlene visited the new shelter for rescue animals, built by the Society for the Protection of Animal (SPA) in Peille, on 20 October. Last month, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene took part in the laying the first stone ceremony for the new shelter.

In September, it was announced that HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco is the new President of the SPA of Monaco. Committed to the well-being of animals, Princess Charlene has been working for several years through Her Foundation, in particular, for the protection of the rhinoceroses and supporting the South African SPA.

The new shelter, equipped with modern and environmentally responsible technology in a comfortable space, will be fully completed by 2023.

Prince Albert II makes Historic visit to Spain and is received by King Felipe VI

Prince Albert II travelled in the footsteps of Prince Albert I to Madrid, where he was welcomed by the Higher Council for Scientific Research on Saturday 15 October. The Prince discovered a presentation on Spanish oceanography at the time of Prince Albert I, before attending a film-screening about scientist Odón de Buen, Spanish correspondent and friend of the Prince’s great-grandfather.

A commemorative plaque for the Spanish Institute of Oceanography was unveiled and a special ceremony looked back on the close link established by Prince Albert I with Spain. From his formative years in the Royal Spanish Navy between 1866 and 1868, to the creation of the Scientific Commission for the Exploration of the Mediterranean in 1919, during the Madrid conference.

HSH Prince Albert II was then received by HM King Felipe VI at the Zarzuela Palace for a private lunch.

The next day, Sunday 16 October, HSH the Prince traveled to Puente Viesgo, at the invitation of Miguel Ángel Revilla, President of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria, to visit the El Castillo cave, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A commemorative plaque was unveiled at the site and the patronage of Prince Albert I for prehistoric research was spoken about. Prince Albert I supported Henri Breuil and Hugo Obermaier’s work on prehistoric cave art, particularly in the nearby cave of Altamira.

Princess Charlene shares Photo of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella

On Friday 21 October, Princess Charlene shared a new photo of Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella on instagram. The twins were smiling and looking happy in their red and navy blue FANB school uniforms. The Princess captioned the photo with the words, “Growing so fast”.

Princess Caroline attends International Flower Arranging Competition

Princess Caroline attended the 53rd Monaco International Flower Arranging Competition, which was organized by the Garden Club at the Tunnel Riva on 15 and 16 October. Created in 1968 by Princess Grace, the Garden Club is now presided over by Princess Caroline, who also acted as a jury member for this year’s contest. Winners of this year’s theme “Colour in Fashion” were presented with a Chanel bag, haute couture by Jean-Paul Gaultier, or a dinner at Christian Lacroix, among other prizes.

Princess Caroline presents Prince Pierre Foundation Awards

Princess Caroline of Hanover presented the prizes for the 2022 Prince Pierre Foundation Awards at the Opera Garnier on 11 October. The host for the ceremony was Arnaud Merlin, journalist for France Musique. Charlotte Casiraghi also attended the award ceremony and helped present ‘The Principality Prize’ awarded jointly by Philosophical Encounters of Monaco and the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation, which was awarded to Philippe Descola for his entire body of philosophical work. A total of eight prizes were presented for outstanding works in the fields of literature, music and contemporary art.

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