Prince Albert receives Charles Leclerc’s Helmet
Before competing in his first Grand Prix at home, Charles Leclerc wanted to give a special gift to Prince Albert II. In the ceremonial office of the Prince’s Palace, the young Monegasque prodigy gave the sovereign the autographed helmet he wore during his first Grand Prix on the 25th of March in Australia.
Prince Albert II has a special affection for Charles Leclerc, who will be the first Monegasque for almost a quarter of a century to compete in Monaco’s Grand Prix, since Olivier Beretta in 1994. The 20 year old driver has won everything in GP3 and Formula 2 in the last two years and started competing in Formula 1 this season in Australia, where he came in 13th place.
Prince Albert will be visiting the young driver at the Sauber stand later this week, before Charles Leclerc settles into his Alfa Romeo Sauber for the big race.
Prince Albert attends 76th Formula 1 Grand Prix Test Races
HSH Prince Albert II attended the family and friends race between father and son world champions Keke Rosberg and Nico Rosberg. The champions made two laps of the circuit in cars from the respective years of their world title victories, 1982 and 2016.
The Sovereign also showed support at the second free practice session for the young local Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc. The Prince also visited the newly built race control tower, which he inaugurated earlier this month.
Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella meet Lewis Hamilton
Princess Charlene recently published a photo on Instagram of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella driving a car with the caption “Getting ready for the GP”. The photo was a clue for what was to happen on Friday afternoon, when the princely family surprised fans and photographers as they visited the Mercedes stand, where British four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and his teammate Vallteri Bottas (both Monegasque residents) were waiting for them. A first for the princely twins, who, after a brief tour from the owner, were invited to hop on the famous MV Agusta motorcycle, designed by Lewis Hamilton. After the exciting event, Princess Charlene and the twins returned to the palace, while Prince Albert continued to experience the Grand Prix.
On May 26, 2018, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene visited paddock area of the 76th Monaco FIA Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo. The 76th edition of the Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco took place on May 27, 2018. (Source: http://www.newmyroyals.com )
Prince Albert visits Monegasque Digital Security Agency
HSH the Sovereign Prince recently visited the Monegasque Digital Security Agency in the presence of Patrice Cellario, Government Counsellor-Minister of the Interior. Prince Albert toured the premises and met all the staff, including Rear-Admiral Dominique Riban, Director of the Monegasque Agency for Digital Security, who presented the results of the Agency’s recent work to the Sovereign.
The Princely visit marks an important step for the Agency: recognition at the highest level of the work accomplished as part of the Principality’s Digital Security Strategy launched at the end of 2016.