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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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Prince and Princess of Monaco Celebrate First Wedding Anniversary

  July 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Monaco, Prince Albert and Princess Charlène, celebrated their first wedding anniversary yesterday (civil wedding) and today (religious wedding). To celebrate this, the Princely Court released an official picture of the couple. A quote from the Prince related to the couples first wedding anniversary: “We are really happy and I have the feeling that it happened yesterday. I am very proud of what my wife has … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Opens Grace Kelly Exhibition

  March 11, 2012 at 9:28 am by

Princess Charlène of Monaco has been in Australia this week, to officially open the Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria. Arriving in Melbourne earlier this week, the Princess spent some down-time out of the public eye which included a private dinner with the Lady Mayoress of Melbourne at the Melbourne Town Hall on March 9th. The same day, Princess Charlène paid a visit to … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi, Face of Gucci Campaign

  March 7, 2012 at 4:59 am by

The Italian fashion label Gucci yesterday launched a new campaign featuring Charlotte Casiraghi as its main face. In a series of photos and a video promoting the label’s new ‘Forever New’ advertising campaign, Ms Casiraghi is photographed in what may be her most natural setting – a horse stable. The photographs were taken by Peter Lindbergh, and feature Charlotte with her horse, Carryduff. The advertising campaign was orchestrated by both … Continue reading

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Was Charlene A ‘Hit Or Miss’ At The Oscars?

  February 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm by

Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday wearing an Akris Spring 2012 runway outfit which was modified for the Princess. Princess Charlene’s modified version was in white, see here and here. Between the A-listers, one can say that  the Princess made no effort in standing out or wore the wrong color or the outfit was boring or even the style didn’t suit … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Opens Children’s Shelter

  February 3, 2012 at 5:07 am by

On February 1st, Princess Charlène of Monaco officially opened the Princess Charlène Child Welfare Shelter. Accompanied by her husband, Prince Albert II, the Princess opened the shelter which will be a home for children with familial difficulties. Following a speech by the director of the shelter, Mr Patrick Serre, Princess Charlène revealed a plaque commemorating the opening. During the visit, the Prince and Princess were given a tour of the shelter, which … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène to Visit Australia Next March

  December 30, 2011 at 8:27 am by

When the Grace Kelly: Icon of Style exhibition opens at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria next March, it will have a VIP guest: HSH Princess Charlène of Monaco. Princess Charlène will officially open the exhibition prior to its opening to the public on March 11th. The travelling exhibition will be exhibited exclusively in Bendigo, two hours north-west of Melbourne, during its Australian leg. Grace Kelly: Icon of Style features … Continue reading

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Albert & Charlène in South Africa

  December 9, 2011 at 2:09 am by

TSH The Prince and Princess of Monaco yesterday completed a visit to South Africa, for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban (COP17) and a meeting with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in Cape Town. The couple arrived on December 6th, residing at the Oyster Bay Hotel for the duration of their visit. Prince Albert then headed over to the Durban International Convention Centre for the High Level Segment of COP17, … Continue reading

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The Royals and Ground Zero: 9/11 Ten Years On

  September 11, 2011 at 6:38 am by

It was the moment which caused the world to stand still – 08:46 local time, September 11th, 2001, New York City. The World Trade Centre’s North Tower is hit by an American Airlines flight from Boston, en route to Los Angeles. The words “hijacking”, “terrorism” and “9/11″ are from that moment forever imprinted in the minds of the world’s population. Less than twenty minutes later, it becomes clear that this … Continue reading

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Prince Albert & Charlene Wittstock’s Religious Wedding

  July 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm by

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco married Charlene Wittstock in a religious ceremony earlier today. The religious wedding took place in the Main Courtyard of the Prince’s Palace. 2500 people were invited to watch the ceremony on larg creens at the Palace Square. After the ceremony, the Bridal couple left the Palace and went to the Sainte Dévote church in order for the Princess to leave her bouquet. Tonight, an … Continue reading

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The Civil Marriage of the Prince and Princess of Monaco

  July 2, 2011 at 4:18 am by

As one might expect, there was much sun and clear skies on Friday, 1 July when the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Albert II, signed the register to become the husband of Charlene Wittstock. Charlene legally took the rank and style of her husband, becoming a Serene Highness and Princess of Monaco — or, if you prefer, Madame Grimaldi. The civil marriage took place in the Palace Throne Room and was … Continue reading

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Flying like The Eagles

  July 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm by

Today, Charlene Wittstock becomes Madame Albert Grimaldi, or Charlene Grimaldi, Princess of Monaco. The new Princess assumes her husband’s rank, per tradition of the patriarchy. From this day forward, people must address Charlene in third person: “How is Her Serene Highness today?” There won’t be anymore, “hey you, how goes it?” Last night, Monaco was awash in the musical harmonies of the legendary rock band The Eagles. Glenn Fry, Don … Continue reading

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