Life Going on in Monaco
Obladi, Oblada, Life goes on! Princess Antoinette, Monaco’s nonagenarian matriarch and last fallen icon of past reigns, was laid to rest in the Chapel of the Peace. March ended. Spring came.
Prince Albert and his soon-to-be princess, Charlene, paid a visit to the ancestral land of that other fallen icon, the Prince’s Irish-American mother, Grace Kelly! Three days later, the couple was back in Monaco. The Prince met his neice, Charlotte Casiraghi, in nearby Sanremo to present trophies to the equestrian champions. The very next day, a Monday, Prince Albert joined forces with Charlotte’s mother, Princess Caroline de Hanovre, to open the exhibition “Oceanomania” at the new national museum of Monaco.
Caroline had just wrapped up a weekend of gala fundraising and conferencing for her flagship cause, AMADE, which was founded fifty years ago by her mother. Caroline’s own daughter, Charlotte, and her son Andrea joined her for the gala event. On Monday, Caroline was on hand for the opening of this year’s tennis masters tournament at the Monte-Carlo Country Club. Normally, the Rolex-sponsored Masters tournament is the baby of her cousin Elisabeth-Anne, Baronne de Massy, who is the MCCC president and also the president of Monaco’s tennis federation. But this year, it was Caroline who was guest of honor to lunch with the Masters hall of fame and Rolex officials.
Nevertheless, Elisabeth-Anne is the daughter and true heiress of the late Princess Antoinette. Her brother, Christian Louis de Massy, has, since last summer, been representing Monaco as economic attache in Washington, D.C. His wife, Cecile, founded Monaco’s philanthropic Ladies Lunch Association, and busies herself in the Principality; yet it is undoubtedly Elisabeth-Anne who continues Antoinette’s legacy of lowkey and dignified public service.
Obladi, Oblada! Life goes on!Filed under German Royals, Monaco Royals
Tagged Albert II of Monaco, AMADE, Andrea Casiraghi, Charlotte Casiraghi, Elisabeth-Anne de Massy, Exhibition, Horses, Patronage, Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Sport.