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A Kiss From A Sea Lion? Not Quite What Princess Stéphanie Was Expecting

  January 17, 2017 at 5:46 pm by

Princess Stéphanie of Monaco and her elder daughter Pauline Ducruet received a surprise morsel of affection during a photocall on Tuesday to mark the upcoming International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. The duo had agreed to pose with a sea lion, when the animal decided to move closer towards the two women and give them a ‘kiss’ on the cheek. Both Stéphanie and Pauline were quick to step away from the sea … Continue reading

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The Royal Year 2016: Top Ten Moments

  December 29, 2016 at 8:00 am by

2016 has come and gone in what seems to be the blink of an eye! Before we welcome 2017 this weekend, let’s take a quick look at our picks for the top 10 moments of the royal 2016… 10. Beatrice Borromeo steals the show at the 2016 Rose Ball The newest member of the Grimaldi-Casiraghi family, Beatrice Borromeo – wife of Pierre Casiraghi – was the stand-out at this year’s Bal de la … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Princely Family Release 2016 Christmas Card

  December 21, 2016 at 2:44 pm by

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco have released their 2016 Christmas card, featuring a gorgeous photo of themselves with their twins – Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella – next to a snow-frosted Christmas tree decorated in red and gold. “May the joy and peace of the holiday season be with you in this New Year, 2017,” the card inscription reads in three languages (French, English and Italian). … Continue reading

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Jacques and Gabriella Join Their Parents At Annual Christmas Event

  December 14, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended the annual Christmas present giving at the royal palace in Monaco. The couple were joined by Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella at the start of the event in the courtyard. The royals posed with the children who attended the event. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene along with Camille Gottlieb and Louis Ducruet handed out gifts to children. Embed from Getty Images

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Jacques & Gabriella Enjoy Monaco’s Christmas Village

  December 3, 2016 at 10:23 pm by

Wearing jeans and warm winter coats, Monaco’s Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella have enjoyed a day at the Village de Noël in Monaco, as their parents, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, officially opened the village for the 2016 season. The twins – who celebrate their second birthday next weekend – held the hands of mum and dad as they walked through the stalls of the village, before they took … Continue reading

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Monaco Celebrates National Day With Traditional Ceremonies

  November 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

On Saturday, Monaco celebrated its National Day with all the traditional ceremonies that are held each year and attended by members of the Princely Family. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene were joined by Princess Caroline, her four children – Andrea, Pierre and Charlotte Casiraghi and Princess Alexandra of Hanover – and two daughters-in-law – Tatiana Santo Domingo and Beatrice Borromeo – and Princess Stephanie with her son Louis Ducruet for a … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Is Joined By Princess Charlene At A Rugby Match

  November 12, 2016 at 1:28 pm by

Prince Harry was joined by Princess Charlene at a rugby match that took place today between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium. Embed from Getty Images Prince Harry who is vice patron of the Rugby Football Union watched England win the Autumn International match, 37-21. Prince Harry and Princess Charlene both wore poppy badges. Before the match, Prince Harry laid a poppy wreath at the memorial outside the stadium, ahead … Continue reading

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Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo Expecting First Child

  November 8, 2016 at 4:54 pm by

Another grandchild is on the way for Monaco’s Princess Caroline! Her second son, Pierre Casiraghi, and his wife Beatrice Borromeo are expecting their first child in January, as reported by Hola! and Chi magazine. The news first broke last week, when Hola! published the news and said yet-to-be-published photographs clearly showed a heavily pregnant Beatrice. These photographs – taken recently in New York City – have now been published in this week’s edition … Continue reading

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A Visit To The Kremlin For Monaco’s Prince Albert

  October 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco has paid a visit to Russia today to mark the tenth anniversary of renewed diplomatic relations between the two countries. He and President Vladimir Putin had an audience at the Kremlin, ahead of opening an exhibition on the two countries’ history with each other. “The Romanovs and the Grimaldis: Three Centuries of History” is being run at the State Tretyakov Gallery as part of the Days of Monaco in Russia cultural … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline Journeys To The Democratic Republic of the Congo For AMADE

  September 26, 2016 at 2:28 pm by

As part of her work with AMADE (Association Nationale Monégasque des Amis De l’enhance), Princess Caroline is currently on a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to see the progress of one of the Association’s programs. The Princess attended a presentation of the ‘Capoeira for Peace’ program in Kinshasa, where she saw children who have taken part in the program perform a dance routine. The ‘Capoeira for Peace’ program … Continue reading

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Prince Jacques Takes Centre Stage At Pique-Nique des Monégasques

  September 10, 2016 at 6:57 pm by

The annual Pique-Nique des Monegasques was held today at the Princess Antoinette Park, and Hereditary Prince Jacques stole the show as he accompanied his parents to the event. Dressed in a red polo shirt and a pair of white trousers, the young Prince toddled through the event taking in the music and dancers dressed in Monaco’s national costumes Prince Albert and Princess Charlene watched their son proudly, while Jacques’ twin sister, Princess Gabriella, was taken … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Belgian Leg of IAAF Diamond League

  September 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

There were some royal spectators in the stands for this year’s edition of the Memorial Van Damme track and field meet at the King Baudouin Stadium – King Philippe and Queen Mathilde with their four children. Also joining them was Prince Albert II of Monaco for the event, which is one of the meets that makes up the 2016 Diamond League, a series of international meets to promote track and field. … Continue reading

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World First Aid Day 2016 Launched by Princess Charlène in Geneva

  September 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm by

Princess Charlène has joined the Secretary General of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for the launch of this year’s World First Aid Day, and a new campaign aimed at children, at the United Nations offices in Geneva. The Princess and Secretary General Elhadj As Sy gave a lesson in first aid to a group of school-aged children, teaching them how to perform CPR. “Children are … Continue reading

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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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