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Remembering Princess Antoinette of Monaco

  March 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm by

On March 18th, 2011 Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness de Massy, a colourful and long-lived member of Monaco’s Princely Family, passed away aged 90. The Princess was the elder sister of Prince Rainier III and thus an aunt of the current Prince, Albert II. The Princess was married three times and had three children: Elisabeth-Anne, Christian Louis and Christine-Alix, who sadly died in February 1989. The Princess, having spent may … Continue reading

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Albert II, Prince of Monaco turns 55

  March 14, 2013 at 6:00 am by

Albert II, Prince of Monaco celebrates his 55th birthday on March 14th. The Prince was born in 1958, the only son of the late Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and Princess Grace of Monaco. Following the death of his father in 2005, Albert II suceeded his father to the reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco and head of the Princely House of Grimaldi. In July 2011, Albert married the … Continue reading

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Prince & Princess of Monaco Attend Six Nations Rugby Match

  February 28, 2013 at 2:10 am by

February 23, 2013 – Twickenham, England The Prince and Princess of Monaco attended the Six Nations Rugby Match between France and England on Saturday February 23rd at Twickenham Stadium, outside London. The Monegasque royals were dressed warmly against the bitter winter weather, but looked relaxed and happy. England defeated France 23-13 in what was a very tense but entertaining game. The English victory means they have now won six of … Continue reading

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Four Royals In Capes

  February 5, 2013 at 5:06 am by

Is capes the new royal fashion trend? One could say so. In just four days, four royals in four different countries have been seen in capes. The first to wear a cape is expectant mother-to-be, The Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a tartan print cape while out in London see here. The next day, Crown Princess Maxima wore a printed cape looking jacket to a workshop event see here. That same day, … Continue reading

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Prince Albert II attends Sainte-Dévote Celebrations

  January 30, 2013 at 5:19 am by

Prince Albert II attended the annual Sainte-Dévote Celebrations in Monaco on Saturday, January 26th. The feast of Sainte-Dévote has a long tradition of devotion with the Monégasques Princely Family. The 4th century Christian martyr is the Patron Saint of both Monaco and Corsica. The Prince attended the traditional religious procession on his own this year. Last year he was accompanied by his wife and elder sister. At the end of the … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline Turns 56

  January 24, 2013 at 12:04 am by

January 23rd, 2013 Her Royal Highness Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco turned 56 on January 23rd. The ever-popular Princess is the eldest child of the late Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace, she is also the elder sister of the present Sovereign Prince, Albert II. The Princess was born at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco, and was christened Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi. Currently, the Princess is the … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI meets the Prince and Princess of Monaco

  January 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm by

January 12, 2013 – The Vatican The Prince and Princess of Monaco met with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday January 12th at the Vatican. Though Prince Albert has met with the Holy Father in the past, this was the first meeting and audience for Princess Charlène. The visit was said to have been of special importance to the Princely Couple, and the Pontiff congratulated Princess Charléne on her … Continue reading

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New Year’s Message for 2013 from Prince Albert II

  January 3, 2013 at 11:47 am by

January 1, 2013 – Monte Carlo The Prince of Monaco delivered his annual New Years Message from the Princes Palace in Monaco. Towards the end of the address, the Princess of Monaco also delivered a short 2013 New Years message. The New Years message is available to view on The Prince’s Palace of Monaco Facebook page and also at the Prince’s Palace of Monaco official page. View the video here.

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Monaco’s National Day 2012

  November 20, 2012 at 11:03 am by

November 19th, 2012 – Monte Carlo Members of Monaco’s Princely Family attended mass at the Cathedral of St Nicholas in Monaco to celebrate the Principality’s National Day yesterday. Attending the traditional Mass and Te Deum this year were Prince Albert II, Princess Charléne, Princess Caroline, Princess Stéphanie, Andrea, Charlotte and Pierre Casiraghi, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy and her daughter Melanie. The guest of honour this year was Hans Adam II, … Continue reading

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Monaco Against Autism Gala Night

  November 18, 2012 at 5:30 am by

November 14, 2012 – Monte Carlo The Prince and Princess of Monaco hosted the Monaco Against Autism Gala Night in Monte Carlo. Also in attendance from Monaco was Albert’s cousin, Ann-Elisabeth de Massy, and her daughter, Melanie. The guest of honour was Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz who was accompanied by her son, Don Bruno Gómez-Acebo and his wife Barbara. Also from Spain came Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza and … Continue reading

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Royal Anniversary: Birth of Princess Grace of Monaco

  November 12, 2012 at 9:57 am by

November 12th, 1929 The iconic Grace Kelly was born on November 12th, 1929 in Philadelphia. Her father was the Irish-American John B. Kelly, Sr, who was also known as ‘Jack’, and her mother Margaret Katherine Majer, who was of German decent. The young Grace Kelly had a strict Roman Catholic upbringing with her siblings – Margaret, John and Lizanne. Prior to her marriage into the Princely Family of Monaco, Grace … Continue reading

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Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo Expect First Child

  November 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm by

Rumors have been circling since the engagement announcement of Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo, but Tatiana has now confirmed that she is pregnant with the couples first child. The baby is due to be born in January 2013 and will be the first grandchild for the Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess Caroline of Monaco. Any child born to Prince Albert II and his wife, Princess Charlene, will take the … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Monaco At ‘Princess Grace Foundation’ Gala

  October 24, 2012 at 5:31 am by

October 22nd, 2012 – New York City The Prince and Princess of Monaco attended the gala dinner of the Princess Grace Foundation in New York on October 22nd. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA by the late Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The awards – of which there are 25 in total – recognize new talent in area of theatre, dance and … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi Attends ‘Art of Cartier’ Exhibition

  October 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm by

October 22nd, 2012 – Madrid Charlotte Casiraghi attended The Art of Cartier exhibition gala presentation at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid on October 22nd. The gala evening was in honour of the exquisite Cartier jewellery exhibition which is currently on show at the museum. The exhibition has over 400 historic pieces, some of which are on loan from the Spanish and Monegasque royal families, and also some which belonged to … Continue reading

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The Prince and Princess of Monaco Visit Florence

  October 14, 2012 at 5:57 am by

October 10th, 2012 – Florence, Italy The Prince and Princess of Monaco arrived in Florence, Italy on October 10th for a short visit. The Mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, greeted the Princely Couple at the historic Palazzo Vecchio, where a large crowd of local well-wishers had also gathered. That evening, Prince Albert and Princess Charlène attended the ‘Bal du Lys’, or Lily Ball, and were joined by around 300 other … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline attends ‘Monaco Par Coeur’ Gala Dinner

  September 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm by

Monaco – September 22nd, 2012 Princess Caroline of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco attended the star-studded charity gala dinner ‘Monaco Par Coeur’ on September 22nd. The charity gala which was held in aid of the “Jeune J’écoute” and “Cékedubonheuof” charities; Princess Caroline is the Honorary President of the youth charity “Jeune J’écoute”. The sumptuous gala dinner was held at the Salle des Etoiles at Sporting Monte-Carlo, and drew in leading … Continue reading

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London 2012: Swimming Draws the Royals In

  July 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm by

As it usually is, the Olympic swimming competition has been the place for royal spotting. Yesterday saw members of the Danish, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Norwegian and Greek royal families in the stands for the morning heats. Sitting together in the VIP section, it was a kin to a family reunion of sorts. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte of Denmark were on hand to cheer Jeanette … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: Competitors

  July 27, 2012 at 9:36 am by

There is just over six hours to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad! Our third and final blog entry focusing on combined royal and Olympic history showcases royals who have themselves competed in an Olympic Games. Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Stockholm 1912 Prince Friedrich Karl competed for the German team in the team jumping event, winning a bronze medal for his efforts. Grand … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: IOC Membership

  July 26, 2012 at 5:48 am by

Continuing with our look at Royals and the Olympics, today the TRF Blog focuses on royals – both reigning and non-reigning – who are members of the International Olympic Committee. There are a number of royals who have current IOC membership, listed here in alphabetical order of the country they represent, as well as three who were made Honorary Members following the end of their active membership. Many of these … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo Announce Engagement

  July 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm by

The engagement of Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo became known today. The groom-to-be is the oldest of 4 children of the Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess Caroline of Monaco. His father is the late Stephano Casiraghi, his mother’s second husband. Andrea is currently second in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne, after his mother. Tatiana is the daughter of the late Julio Mario Santo Domingo Braga and Vera Rechulski. … Continue reading

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