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An Engagement in Monaco! Louis Ducruet To Wed Marie Chevallier

  February 21, 2018 at 8:01 am by

Happy news out of Monaco this morning, as Princess Stéphanie confirms the engagement of her son, Louis Ducruet, to his long-time girlfriend Marie Chevallier. The Princess made the announcement via the Princely Palace, saying she was “pleased” with the news. The couple is currently travelling through Vietnam. Louis, 25, is the only son of Princess Stephanie and her first husband, Daniel Ducruet. He is currently 12th in line to the Monegasque throne.

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The Royals in PyeongChang: Opening Weekend

  February 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm by

Following Friday night’s opening ceremony, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games kicked in to high gear over the weekend, with the first medals awarded and dozens of events held across PyeongChang and neighbouring Gangneung. Amongst the thousands of spectators were royals from the Netherlands, Monaco, Luxembourg and the UK. King Willem-Alexander, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands were on hand on Saturday to congratulate three … Continue reading

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Even Real Princesses Love Their Disney Counterparts! Gabriella Dons Frozen Skis For Lessons

  February 2, 2018 at 2:48 am by

Monaco’s young Princess Gabriella is learning how to ski, a video posted by her mother, Princess Charlene, on Instagram Thursday shows. And we learnt that Disney Princesses are not only popular with normal little girls, but real-life Princesses as well! Gabriella was seen in photos holding her skis, which feature Elsa and Anna from the Disney hit Frozen. The three-year-old is heard giggling as an instructor guides her down a small … Continue reading

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Jacques and Gabriella Join In The Circus Fun

  January 21, 2018 at 4:37 pm by

Monaco’s youngest royals – three-year-old Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella – made their debut appearance at the 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo on Sunday, surprising royal watchers by at the afternoon performance. The twins, both wearing the Circus Festival scarf, were brought along by their father, Prince Albert II, to join other members of the family at the event. During the show, Princess Gabriella happily sat with her Tante Stéphanie, … Continue reading

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Stéphanie and Albert Lead The Way At Circus Festival Opening Night

  January 18, 2018 at 8:26 pm by

The 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo kicked off last night, with Prince Albert and Princess Stéphanie – who is chairwoman of the Circus Festival organising committee – in the front row to enjoy the event at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille. Ahead of the first performance, the Prince and Princess met with some of the acts who will be taking part in this year’s Circus Festival, and posed for photos on … Continue reading

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Princess Stéphanie Attends Photo Call Ahead of Circus Festival Opening

  January 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm by

As patron, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco was present for a photo call at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille on Tuesday to mark the upcoming 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. The Princess posed with the ringmaster, performers and animals, getting up close with one of the giraffes that will be involved in this year’s circus, which runs from January 18th to January 28th. Performers this year – in the 250th year of … Continue reading

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Prince Albert and Princess Charlène Begin Visit to Burkina Faso

  January 11, 2018 at 7:04 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Monaco arrived in Burkina Faso on Wednesday evening, ahead of a two-day official visit to the West African country. After an official welcoming ceremony at Palais de Kosyam, President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and his wife, Sika Bella Kaboré, spent Thursday with Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, as they paid visits around Ouagadougou to various organisations. They visited a primary school in the town Saaba, and the National … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Royal Engagement In Philadelphia

  January 5, 2018 at 3:00 am by

January 5, 1956: The reigning Prince of Monaco, Rainier III, poses for photographs with his new fiancee, American actress Grace Kelly, at her family home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The couple had announced their engagement that day, and were joined by Miss Kelly’s parents, John and Margaret, as they fronted the press. Prince Rainier had presented his bride-to-be with an engagement ring featuring interwoven rubies and diamonds. Upon seeing the jewels … Continue reading

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Spreading The Christmas Cheer! Monaco’s Royals Hand Out Gifts

  December 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm by

In the courtyard of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco on Wednesday, around 500 children from the Principality were welcomed by Prince Albert and Princess Charlène for an afternoon of fun at the Palace. Santa Claus was on hand to assist the Princely Couple, who were accompanied by Louis Ducruet and Camille Gottlieb, in distributing Christmas gifts to the children, before everyone headed to the Throne Room for afternoon tea and a … Continue reading

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Princess Grace’s Children Attend Film Screening On Eve of 88th Birthday

  November 11, 2017 at 8:14 pm by

On Saturday evening, the three children of the late Princess Grace of Monaco came together for a special screening of The Country Girl, the film that won her a Best Actress Academy Award. Prince Albert, Princess Caroline and Princess Stéphanie – who brought along her younger daughter, Camille Gottlieb – attended the screening at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. The Princess Grace Foundation USA hosted the event to mark the 35th anniversary of its … Continue reading

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Albert and Andrew Present For First Prince’s Cup in Port Hercule

  November 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm by

As patrons, Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Duke of York were present for the first Prince’s Cup on Wednesday at Port Hercule. The Cup, a rowing competition, is held to benefit the Monaco branch of Outward Bound, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to “offering challenging activity courses in natural outdoor locations, which encourage personal development and growth”. The two Princes attended the launch and then watched the rowing races, … Continue reading

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Stephanie of Monaco Becomes Godmother of …. an Elephant

  October 27, 2017 at 7:57 am by

Princess Stephanie of Monaco became the godmother of the baby elephant ‘Ta Wan’ who was born in the zoo Pairi Daiza in Brugelette, Belgium. the princess shares the honor with Felix, a 3 year old boy who is fighting leukemia and lives in the village of Erpe-Mere. Ta Wan was born on September 19th and weighs 170 kilos. The princess visited the elephants yesterday and met with their caretakers. The … Continue reading

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Albert & Charlene Attend Princess Grace Awards

  October 26, 2017 at 1:38 am by

Princes Albert II -with moustache- and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 2017 Princess Grace Award Gala last night. The event was held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The princess wore a wore a burgundy custom Ralph Lauren gown. The Award Gala was attended by a range of celebrities, such as actor Billy Zane and Kristen Davies. The iconic filmmaker James Cameron was this year’s recipient … Continue reading

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Albert and Charlène Attend Environmental Gala At Casino de Monte-Carlo

  September 28, 2017 at 8:27 pm by

Thursday evening saw a glittering gala take place in the Salle Garnier at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, honouring actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s commitment to the preservation of the environment, with Prince Albert and Princess Charlène of Monaco in attendance. Prince Albert and Princess Charlène, in a lovely strapless evening gown with intricate gold, white and silver beading on the bodice, posed for photographs upon their arrival at the Monte-Carlo Gala for The Global Ocean, … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Presents Medals At IAAF Diamond League ‘Herculis’ Leg

  July 21, 2017 at 6:10 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Monaco were present on Friday for the Herculis athletics meet at the Stade Louis II. The meet is one of the IAAF Diamond League legs held each year. Princess Charlène – cutting a formidable figure in an apple green single-shouldered maxi dress paired with an intricate multi-coloured bead necklace – was tasked with presenting medals to several of the day’s winning athletes, including Wayde Van Niekerk from … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Welcomes Special Olympic Team To The Prince’s Palace

  June 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm by

Earlier this week, Princess Charlène of Monaco welcomed the principality’s Special Olympics team to the Prince’s Palace to celebrate their success at the Special Olympics World Winter Games that took place in March. Monaco had twenty-three athletes competing, winning almost three dozen medals. The Princess posed for photos with all her guests, before taking them on a private tour of the Palace’s gardens. Princess Charlène is a Global Ambassador for the … Continue reading

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Bold And Beautiful: Charlène Dons Bright Red Maxi Dress For TV Soap Reception

  June 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm by

The Princess of Monaco looked fabulous in a red flowing maxi dress on Sunday as she and Prince Albert attended a reception celebrating the 30th anniversary of American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. Working perfectly with Charlène’s tall physique, the dress featured a deep v-neckline which was the backdrop for a pearl cross necklace. The Princess and her husband posed for photos with some of the soap’s cast members, as … Continue reading

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Hitting The Water: Prince Albert Takes Part In First Water Bike Challenge

  June 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm by

Monaco’s Prince Albert hit the 21km stretch of water between Nice and Monaco on Sunday as part of the inaugural Riviera Water Bike Challenge, held to raise money for the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. He was joined by a number of famous athletes, such as Formula One’s David Coulthard and Nico Rosberg, marathon champion Paula Radcliffe, and South African Olympic swimming Ryk Neethling. Princess Charlene, who was originally said to have … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Visits Newborns At Monaco’s Maternity Hospital

  May 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm by

Before she accompanied her husband, Prince Albert II, to the Formula One Grand Prix de Monaco on Sunday afternoon, Princess Charlène paid a visit to the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace where she visited a number of newborns and their mothers to mark Mother’s Day. The Princess, who makes the visit to the hospital’s maternity ward each year on Mother’s Day, got to cuddle some of the newest residents of Monaco … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Princely Family Attend The Formula One Grand Prix

  May 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm by

As they do each year, members of the Princely Family of Monaco were present for the 2017  Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco on Sunday. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene headed onto the track ahead of the race, for the national anthem and a minute’s silence in honour of the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack. After the race, the couple were joined by Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi for … Continue reading

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