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Flashback Friday: A Teenage Caroline and Albert Enjoy A Night Karting

  August 26, 2016 at 8:00 am by

August 26, 1971: 14-year-old Princess Caroline and 13-year-old Prince Albert of Monaco spend the evening karting at the Siesta track in Antibes on the French Riviera. They were joined by their parents, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace.

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Royals in Rio – Day Three

  August 8, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

The royals have continued their support of the athletes in Rio on day three, here’s a round-up of where they were at today: Princess Anne watched as Team GB’s Edward Ling won a bronze medal in the men’s trap shooting. What a day for Ed Ling!A #Bronze medal & a royal conversation with Princess Anne!#rio2016 pic.twitter.com/24DNUIRiQt — Team GB (@TeamGB) August 8, 2016 Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark watched on … Continue reading

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Let The Games Begin! Rio Olympics Kick Off With Colourful Opening Ceremony

  August 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm by

The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has gone off in a sea of colour at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with several royals in attendance cheering on their country’s athletes as they entered the stadium. Showcasing Brazil’s long and diverse history, the ceremony took the audience on a journey of the country’s development, with large amounts of the music and colour that Brazil is known globally … Continue reading

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Royals Attend IOC President’s Dinner in Rio

  August 4, 2016 at 9:26 pm by

The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, this evening hosted a dinner for IOC members at the Oceanico Convention Centre in Rio de Janeiro. Attending were Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife Crown Princess Mary (who wore a recycled printed dress from Hugo Boss), King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Prince Albert II of Monaco. The Olympic Games officially begin tomorrow evening, with the opening ceremony … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Sydney 2000

  August 4, 2016 at 8:00 am by

The first Olympics of the new millennium were held in Sydney, Australia and several royals made the trek “Down Under” for the event (one even managed to find a wife – while another’s was in the pool!). Vamos!: Prince Felipe cheers on Spain’s men’s handball team during a match against Sweden. Also present are Queen Sofia, a pregnant Infanta Cristina and her eldest son Juan (starring wide-eyed at his uncle’s antics) … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Athens 2004

  August 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games returned to their home country of Greece for the first time in over 100 years. Spain’s Queen Sofia shows off her snaps to former Tsar Simeon and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Anne brings her trusty sports uniform to Greece – a Team GB bucket hat and wrap-around sunglasses – as she watches the slalom canoe final. The Danes – Prince Henrik, Queen … Continue reading

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Another Big 3-0: Charlotte Casiraghi

  August 3, 2016 at 7:00 am by

A second royal celebrates their milestone thirtieth birthday today, Monaco’s Charlotte Casiraghi. Born to Princess Caroline of Monaco and her second husband Stefano Casiraghi, Charlotte has two brothers and one half-sister. After father was killed in a boating accident when she was four, Charlotte grew up in the small French village of  Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. She has long been a budding equestrienne, competing for several years in show jumping competitions. She has also worked as … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Beijing 2008

  August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Four years prior to London 2012, there was Beijing 2008… Even before becoming the country’s Princess, Charlene Wittstock was already showing the Monaco team her support – seen above with Prince Albert at the Opening Ceremony. Spain’s future King and Queen wave to the Spanish athletes as they march around the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg competes in the Dressage Grand Prix (in the Team Dressage, she won a … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Attend IOC Opening Session in Rio

  August 1, 2016 at 5:16 pm by

As a member of the International Olympic Committee, Crown Prince Frederik was present at the opening ceremony of the 129th IOC Session at the Cidade Das Artes in Rio de Janeiro. He was accompanied by his wife, Crown Princess Mary. Also present for the session was fellow IOC member Prince Albert II of Monaco. The Olympic Games begin on Friday, expect to see several more royals arrive by then to … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – London 2012

  August 1, 2016 at 4:00 am by

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) begin on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A number of royals will be making the trip to Rio to support their athletes, see here for all forum Rio discussion. As a warm-up to the Games, the TRF Blog will be looking back to the best royal moments of the most recent four Olympics. Let’s begin … Continue reading

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Jacques and Gabriella Join Parents At Reception for South African Red Cross

  July 25, 2016 at 4:35 pm by

Young Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco were surprise guests at a reception on July 22 where their mother, Princess Charlène, officially became patron of the South African Red Cross Society. Dressed in swimsuits and sunhats, it appeared the nineteen-month-old twins were heading off for a swimming lesson afterwards. They calmly sat in their parents’ arms as officials from the charity spoke to them. Princess Charlène, wearing a lovely … Continue reading

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Lovely in Lilac: Princess Charlène and Prince Albert Attend Red Cross Ball

  July 23, 2016 at 7:37 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Monaco this evening attended the 68th annual Red Cross Ball at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club. In honour of last week’s terrorist attack in Nice, the traditional dancing and fireworks display portions of the evening were cancelled. Princess Charlène looked stunning in a strapless evening gown of lilac-toned chiffon, with a pair of dazzling five-strand diamond drop earrings her statement piece of jewellery. She was presented with … Continue reading

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Prince Albert and Princess Charlène Attend Mass Honouring Nice Victims

  July 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Monaco today attended a mass held at the Cathédrale de Monaco in honour of the victims of Thursday’s terrorist attack in Nice, France. Archbishop Bernard Barsi of Monaco led the congregation in prayer for the victims, the injured and their families. Prince Albert had earlier sent a message of condolence to French President François Hollande, assuring Monaco’s solidarity with France and they join them in “remembering the … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

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Pierre Casiraghi in Boating Accident

  July 12, 2016 at 6:34 pm by

During a regatta on Lake Garda, Italy on Friday, Pierre Casiraghi was involved in a boating accident that forced his crew to abandon the rest of the competition. Casiraghi’s yacht, the Malizia, and a media boat crossed paths, causing the yacht overturn upon impact, leading to serious technical damage. Thankfully, none of the crew on the yacht or on the media boat suffered any injuries. “Mostly it’s very annoying…such an accident should never … Continue reading

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Albert and Charlène Attend Prince Albert Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala

  July 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

On Thursday night, Prince Albert and Princess Charlène attended a gala at the Sporting’s Salle des Etoiles that marked the 10th anniversary of the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco. The Foundation was started in June 2006 by the Prince to “address the threats hanging over the environment.” During the gala, several awards were presented to individuals and organisations who have achieved in this field. Princess Charlène looked stunning in a simple burgundy … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary Albert and Charlène!

  July 1, 2016 at 10:30 am by

Monaco’s Prince Albert and Princess Charlène celebrate the fifth anniversary of the civil wedding ceremony today. The ceremony took place in the Throne Room of the Prince’s Palace, with the religious ceremony held in the Palace courtyard the following day. To mark the occasion, here are some of our favourite photos from the two-day celebrations.

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AMADE Deutschland Gala Gathers Some Royal Attendees

  June 14, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

A gala dinner held in Munich tonight by AMADE Deutschland had a few royals in attendance: Princess Caroline of Hanover and a number of Bavarians – Franz, Duke of Bavaria, Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula and Prince Luitpold. The royals walked the red carpet before entering the Imperial Hall, with the dinner raising funds for both AMADE and the Roland Berger Foundation. Princess Caroline wore a navy blue and silver lace … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences After Shooting in Orlando, Florida

  June 14, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Following the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, a number of European royals have sent their condolences to US President Barack Obama. 49 people were killed in the shooting at Pulse nightclub, while a further 53 were injured. A statement was released yesterday on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh: The Queen: "Prince Philip & I have been shocked by the events in Orlando. … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Princess Caroline Leaves Hospital With Her Firstborn

  June 10, 2016 at 10:00 am by

June 10, 1984: Princess Caroline of Monaco, alongside her husband Stefano Casiraghi, leaves the Princess Grace Hospital Centre two days after giving birth to the couple’s first child, Andrea. Proud first-time grand-père Prince Rainier III also joined his eldest daughter for the special moment.

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