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Princess Alexia’s Husband Questioned by Judge

  June 20, 2009 at 12:20 am by

The Associated Foreign Press (AFP) and the London Telegraph reported today that Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark’s husband Carlos Morales spent more than five hours answering questions before a Spanish judge in connection with an investigation of corruption. Twenty-One people have already been arrested or charged in connection with the investigation. As first reported on this website yesterday, and with much respect to the AFP and London Telegraph, they … Continue reading

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Princess Alexia’s Husband Under Investigation

  June 17, 2009 at 12:11 am by

Former King Constantine II’s son-in-law, Carlos Morales Quintana, is under investigation in Spain for bribery and corruption. Morales Quintana, a Spanish architect from the Canary Islands in Spain, faces up to 4 years in prison if charged and convicted. Under Spanish law, Morales Quintana is only a “person of interest” in an ongoing investigation. He has not been formally charged in the scandal. However, his offices have been searched and … Continue reading

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Prince Ernst August on Trial for Assault in Germany

  June 15, 2009 at 10:36 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco’s husband, Prince Ernst August of Hannover, is currently on trial in Germany for the January 2000 beating of a Kenyan hotel owner. This trial, a retrial of a 2004 verdict, is expected to last 11 days and may include testimony by Princess Caroline, a witness to the reported beating. Although the reported attack occurred in Kenya, the trial is being held in Germany under special laws … Continue reading

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Former Greek King Out of Intensive Care

  June 5, 2009 at 5:30 am by

Greece’s Former King, Constantine II, is now out of the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington Hospital and in a private room according to a message posted to the family’s site. The June 3 update says the King “is surrounded by family and is recovering satisfactorily.” The King is recovering from a scheduled open heart surgery and has had visits from his sisters, Queen Sophia of Spain and Princess Irene of … Continue reading

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Former King of Greece Recovering After Surgery

  May 31, 2009 at 5:51 pm by

Constantine II, Former King of Greece, is recovering in a London hospital from a successful scheduled heart operation. An announcement on the family’s website, signed “Anne-Marie R” expresses gratitude for the well wishes and congratulations to the surgical team. “The messages of support, which we have been receiving from Greece and other parts of the world, have touched us all,” she notes. The announcement also includes a brief progress statement … Continue reading

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Monaco Grand Prix Begins With Charity Match

  May 23, 2009 at 6:13 am by

The roar of practice races through the streets of Monaco and high priced tickets mean the beginning of the F1 Grand Prix de Monaco is near. This year’s 67th Grand Prix, is scheduled to officially begin today. To start the events, Monaco’s sporting mad Prince hosted his annual pre-F1 soccer match in Monaco’s Louis II Stadium. The friendly match pits members of the F1 racing teams as “Nazionale Piloti” against … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline in Paris for UNESCO Gathering

  May 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm by

Her Royal Highness The Princess Caroline of Hanover was in Paris on May 14 to preside over the annual gathering of UN Goodwill Ambassadors at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Annual Meeting, convened by the UN Director-General, brings together a large number of international personalities, from the worlds of art, film, music, literature, charity and public affairs. Her Royal Highness has been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 2003 and … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Princess Charlotte adopted in May 1911

  May 16, 2009 at 3:38 am by

Although Princess Charlotte of Monaco never ruled the tiny Principality, she became the transition branch of the family in a journey that began on this day in 1911. In 1911, Monaco’s Hereditary Prince remained heirless and the crown was poised to be passed to a distant German relative (Wilhelm, 2nd Duke of Urach who later became King of Lithuania). In a surprise announcement, Prince Louis’ father, Prince Albert I announced … Continue reading

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Princess Stephanie Sets Cornerstone for Fight AIDS Monaco

  May 15, 2009 at 7:23 pm by

After reading an article about the high rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Monaco, Princess Stephanie took action and has made it her mission to inform others about the disease through her foundation, Fight AIDS Monaco. Although better known as the rebel Princess, Princess Stephanie works internationally to fight the disease as a UN AIDS Special Representative. She made a rare public appearance today in Carpentras, France as President of the … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Prince Facing Mounting Criticism

  May 11, 2009 at 11:56 am by

Monaco’s 51 year old sovereign is only 4 years into his reign and, and he is already facing a “mutiny” in the face of mounting criticism of the his behavior. In the reign of Prince Albert II’s father, Prince Rainier III, it was very rare to see public criticism of the sovereign, but the Prince’s government and the people of Monaco seem to be concerned about their Prince’s priorities. When … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi Wins in Spain

  May 11, 2009 at 8:51 am by

Representing Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi was in Valencia, Spain for the Global Champions Tour over the weekend. She won 125 Euros and a on her horse “GI-Joe” during a show jumping competition where she competed with the likes of Athina Onassis. Charlotte, the eldest daughter and middle child of Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover and her second husband, the late Stefano Casiraghi has been competing on a semi professional … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Garden Club Show Begins

  May 11, 2009 at 7:38 am by

Monaco’s annual Garden Club event opened today to much fanfare. The Garden Club, begun in 1968 by Prince Albert and Princess Caroline’s mother, the late Princess Grace of Monaco, holds the show annually in Monaco to “promote the art of flower arrangement.” Princess Grace’s interest in arrangement started when she arrived in Monaco and assumed approval authority for the Palace’s arrangements. During the first few years, the Princess’s few arrangement … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Prince Pierre Foundation Awards

  May 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm by

Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover, as the Foundation’s President, presided over awards for her grandfather’s memorial foundation, the Prince Pierre Foundation (Fondation Pronce Pierre in French) in Paris on May 7. His Serene Highness Prince Pierre, born Count Pierre de Polignac of Guidel, Morbihan, Brittany, France, assumed the surname Grimaldi and the title Prince of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois on his arranged marriage to Princess Charlotte of Monaco, … Continue reading

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Former King of Greece Scheduled for Heart Surgery

  May 4, 2009 at 7:31 pm by

In a surprising announcement this morning, King Constantine’s London office announced via the family’s website that King Constantine II, Former King of Greece, will be undergoing ‘elective’ heart surgery on May 29 at Wellington Hospital, London. The announcement stated: His Majesty King Constantine [Former King of Greece] is scheduled to undergo elective cardiac surgery for calcific aortic stenosis with valve replacement using a bioprosthesis and a single-vessel bypass…and will be … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Michael Kors London Store Opening

  April 28, 2009 at 3:12 am by

Project Runway judge Michael Kors opened his first London store with the help of several royal attendees on April 27. The flagship store, reportedly the first of 25, is located on London’s posh New Bond Street. The “after party” opening of the store was preceded by a private dinner at a local hotel. Among the celebrity guests were King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie’s middle son, His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos … Continue reading

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Princess Grace of Monaco Honored in Exhibits

  April 23, 2009 at 1:43 am by

This year marks what would have been Princess Grace of Monaco’s 80th birthday. Princess Grace, born Grace Patricia Kelly, an American Academy Award winning actress, married His Serene Highness Prince Rainier of Monaco and is the mother of Monaco’s current Sovereign, Prince Albert II. Although she died in 1982, she remains a popular figure in both American and European culture and it shows in the current headlines. In keeping with … Continue reading

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Prince Albert II’s First Four Years

  April 6, 2009 at 7:48 pm by

With the arrival of the sad anniversary of the death of His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III, his son His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, has now been sovereign of Monaco for four years. For years, reporters questioned the type of monarch the very “American” educated Prince would be. One reporter even noted that he was too “nice” to rule. The Prince was born to rule and as the saying … Continue reading

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AMADE, Fight Aids Monaco Agreement

  April 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm by

HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover and her sister HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco, in their roles as President of AMADE and Fight Aids Monaco respectively, renewed the 2008 agreement between the organizations to assist AIDS orphans in Burundi. The signing took place during the 46th Annual AMADE Assembly in Monaco which took place April 2 and 3 and included a benefit dinner in the Empire Room of the Hotel de … Continue reading

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Prince Nikolaos Attends Dinner at London Gallery

  April 2, 2009 at 10:16 pm by

His Royal Highness Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark attended a dinner hosted by the editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea on April 1. His Royal Highness, dressed in a dark blue suit and tie, attended with his longtime companion Tatiana Blatnik, which set off yet another firestorm of engagement suggestions. Vogue.com‘s noted that the dinner, in honor of Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Annual Rose Ball celebrates Rock’n Roll

  March 28, 2009 at 3:37 pm by

The 59th annual ‘Bal de la Rose’ (Rose Ball) was held Saturday evening in Monaco’s Salle des Etoiles – Sporting. This year’s theme, Rock’n Roll was truly inspired. Entertainment was provided by The Fratellis, a Scottish alternative rock band, and Chuck Berry. As the start of the Monaco social season, the event is always well attended by celebrities and socialites alike, even with a 1,500 US ticket cost for the … Continue reading

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