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Princess Charlène’s Irish Ancestry

  July 31, 2014 at 6:49 am by

Princess Charlène of Monaco’s Irish ancestry was revealed yesterday. The Princess accompanied by her husband, Prince Albert II, was presented with a Certificate of Irish Heritage by the Irish Ambassador to France yesterday at a reception at the Princes Palace of Monaco. The certificate is official recognition by the Irish Government for people with Irish ancestry. The Princess’s Fagan ancestors were a very successful family in the city of Dublin in the 16th-17th centuries. Of … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Receives Italian Honour

  July 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm by

The Princess of Monaco was yesterday presented with the Order of the Star of Italy during a reception at the Italian Embassy in Monaco. Accompanied by her husband, Prince Albert II, Princess Charlène received the honour – in its highest category, Knight Grand Cross – from the Italian Ambassador to Monaco, Antonio Morabito. The honour was awarded to the Princess on the command of Italy’s President, Giorgi Napolitano. It is … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra of Hanover Turns 15

  July 23, 2014 at 4:53 am by

Princess Alexandra of Hanover turned 15 years of age on July 20th. The Princess is the only daughter of Ernst August, Prince of Hanover and Caroline, Hereditary Princess of Monaco. Princess Alexandra was born in Vöcklabruck, Austria in 1999. The infant Princess was baptised with the names Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia in a Lutheran ceremony in September 1999. Her godparents included her half-sister, Charlotte Casiraghi, and her father’s sister … Continue reading

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Princely Family Attend Opening of New Monaco Yacht Club

  June 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm by

The extended Princely Family of Monaco and their partners gathered en masse at the Monaco Yacht Club earlier today, for the official opening of the new building of the Yacht Club de Monaco. Present were Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène, Princess Caroline, Princess Alexandra, Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo, Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy and her daughter Mélanie. However, … Continue reading

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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Netherlands from Monaco

  June 3, 2014 at 8:51 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco began an official visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands today. Princess Charlène, who’s pregnancy was announced last week, was due to accompany the Prince, but did not. The Prince arrived at the Schiphol Airport outside Amsterdam this morning for the two-day trip and was later accompanied by King Willem-Alexander to the official opening of the exhibition ‘Grace Kelly, Princess and Style Icon’ at the Het Loo … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène of Monaco is Pregnant

  May 30, 2014 at 9:46 pm by

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco announced on Friday May 30th that Princess Charlène is pregnant. The baby, which is due in December, will be the first child of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène. The Monegasque Princely Couple revealed their “immense joy” over the news in a short joint statement released by the Prince’s Palace. The Prince already has two children from previous relationships, Jazmin Rotolo and Alexandre Coste, neither of whom are … Continue reading

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The Prince of Monaco Turns 56

  March 14, 2014 at 12:30 am by

March 14th, 2014 Albert II, The Sovereign Prince of Monaco celebrates his 56th birthday on March 14th. The Prince was born in 1958, the only son of the late Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and the iconic Princess Grace. His full name is Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi and was baptised in April 1958, his godparents being his paternal grandfather, Prince Louis de Polignac, and Queen Victoria-Eugénia of Spain. Following … Continue reading

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Princess Anne, Royals Arrive In Sochi For 2014 Winter Olympics

  February 7, 2014 at 2:13 am by

Princess Anne has arrived in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. She has been and will be joined by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, Grand Duke Henri and Prince Félix of Luxembourg, former King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess Nora of Liechtenstein and Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan. Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a member of the German House … Continue reading

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Tatiana’s Chooses Valentino Couture For Her Wedding Dress

  February 3, 2014 at 5:09 am by

It has all been under wraps who was designing Tatiana Santo Domingo’s wedding dress when she weds Andrea Casiraghi in a religious ceremony in Gstaad, Switzerland. Tatiana choose Valentino Haute Couture for the ceremony. According to a statement from the Italian fashion house, it reads “The House of Valentino is pleased to announce Tatiana Santo Domingo wearing Valentino Haute Couture dress and cape, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo … Continue reading

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Charlene, Princess of Monaco Celebrates 36th Birthday

  January 27, 2014 at 2:43 am by

The Princess of Monaco (often referred to as Princess Charlene of Monaco) celebrated her 36th birthday on Saturday, January 25th. Born Ms Charlene Lynette Wittstock in Rhodesia, now modern day Zimbabwe, in 1978, the future Princess is of English and German decent. In 1989, the Wittstock family relocated to South Africa. Prior to her marriage, Charlene was a celebrated swimmer and represented South Africa at the 2000 Olympic Games in … Continue reading

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Caroline, Princess Of Hanover Turns 57

  January 24, 2014 at 2:28 am by

Her Royal Highness Caroline, The Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco celebrated her 57th birthday on January 23rd. The ever popular Princess was born in Monaco and is the eldest child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco & the iconic Princess Grace. The Princess was christened Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi at a lavish Roman Catholic ceremony in March 1957 at the Monaco Cathedral by the Archbishop of Monaco. Princess … Continue reading

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Son For Charlotte Casiraghi

  December 18, 2013 at 9:42 am by

Charlotte Casiraghi, the elder daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, has given birth to a son. He is the first child for Charlotte and her partner, Gad Elmaleh. The infant was born on December 17 at the Princess Grace Maternity Hospital in Monte Carlo. He has been named Raphaël. Like his first cousin, Sasha Casiraghi (who was born in March), baby Raphaël is upon birth not in line for the Monegasque throne. However, … Continue reading

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Monaco’s National Day 2013

  November 26, 2013 at 11:03 am by

November 20th and 21st, 2013 Prince Albert II and members of the Princely Family of Monaco presided over the annual celebrations to mark Monaco’s National Day last week. Despite the stormy weather Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie arrived at Monaco’s Cathedral where they were greeted by the Archbishop of Monaco before the annual Te Deum and mass at the cathedral. Also attending the … Continue reading

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Pierre Casiraghi Turns 26

  September 4, 2013 at 12:30 am by

Pierre Casiraghi, the second son of Princess Caroline, turns 26 years old on September 4th. Pierre, who is currently fourth in line to the Monegasque Throne, was born at La Colle, Monaco in 1987. In October 1990, his father Stefano Casiraghi was killed in a tragic powerboat racing accident. His full name is Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi and, like his older brother and sister, he currently holds no Princely titles. … Continue reading

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Andrea Casiraghi Marries Tatiana Santo Domingo

  September 1, 2013 at 9:34 am by

August 31st, 2013 Members of the Princely Family of Monaco gathered at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco to attend the civil marriage of Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo yesterday. Andrea, who is the eldest son of Princess Caroline, is second in line to the Monégasque throne. The private ceremony was very low-key and it is believed that the couple will have religious wedding ceremony in January 2014. Columbian heiress … Continue reading

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Two Weddings in Monaco?

  August 15, 2013 at 6:10 am by

The media have been reporting for the past week that two members of the Monégasque Princely Family will marry later this year. It has been confirmed that Andrea Casiraghi will marry his fiancée, Tatiana Santo Domingo, on August 31 in a private family wedding. Andrea is the eldest son of Princess Caroline and the late Stefano Casiraghi, he is currently second in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. … Continue reading

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Monaco Red Cross Ball 2013

  August 5, 2013 at 3:17 am by

Members of the Princely Family of Monaco attended the annual Monaco Red Cross Ball on Saturday August 3rd. The gala event took place at the Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo Club, which is a very popular venue with the Monégasque Princely Family. Attending this year’s ball were Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene and the Princess of Hanover. The star-studded charitable event raises funds for the Principality of Monaco’s … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi Turns 27

  August 3, 2013 at 11:12 pm by

Charlotte Casiraghi turns 27 years old today, August 3rd. The eldest daughter of Princess Caroline and the late Stefano Casiraghi was born in Monaco in 1986 and was christened Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi. In 1990, her father was tragically killed in a powerboat racing accident. Charlotte has an older brother, Andrea, and a younger brother, Pierre, and also a younger half sister, Princess Alexandra from her mother’s 1999 marriage to … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra of Hanover Turns 14

  July 22, 2013 at 8:29 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Hanover turned 14 years of age on July 20th. The Princess is the only daughter of Ernst August, Prince of Hanover and Caroline, Hereditary Princess of Monaco. Currently the Princess is 5th in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne and is also in the line of succession to the British throne, be it very far down. Princess Alexandra was christened Alexandra Charlotte … Continue reading

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