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Charlene Wittstock’s Visit to South Africa

  February 21, 2011 at 8:05 pm by

Charlene Wittstock is not even married, not even Serene Highness, yet as Prince Albert’s fiancee, set to become the Princess Consort of Monaco in less than five months’ time, she is already in the swing of her first solo diplomatic mission. Granted, the tour she has undertaken is of her homeland, South Africa. The princess-in-training is actually a native of Bulawayo, Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) but her family relocated to the … Continue reading

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Caroline attends International Feline Show

  February 6, 2011 at 5:44 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco paid homage to the revered print of the leopard “big cat” last Sunday. Her Royal Highness wore a leopard print dress she bought off the rack from Zara. Her choice of attire was her way of paying quirky homage to the 4th edition of Monaco’s International Feline Show. The exposition began Saturday in the Rainier III Auditorium. The Princess awarded the Bastet Trophy to a striking … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Princely Family Ends the Month on High Notes of Religion, Sport & Fashion

  January 30, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The Monegasque people are busy this week with the feast days of their patron saint, Saint Devote, which is celebrated over two days in the last week of January. There is also the circus happening, and that ends on the same day of the feast. Last week, we can imagine that the tiny principality was amok with the roaring of car engines and the smell of burning rubber — the … Continue reading

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Charlene Joins the Circus; Caroline Raises Funds for Burundi Orphans

  January 26, 2011 at 4:07 am by

Charlene Wittstock, Monaco’s soon-to-be Princess Consort, accompanied her fiance, the Sovereign Prince Albert II, today to the Big Tent in Fontvieille for the awards ceremony of the 35th edition International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. Grimaldi cousins Keith Sebastian Knecht and Laetitia de Massy Brouwer sat behind Prince Albert, Charlene, Princess Stephanie and Miss Pauline Ducruet. As over the weekend, the color black, with the one exception being the blue Scarf … Continue reading

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Circus de Monaco: 35 Years and Still Going Strong

  January 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm by

Elephants, horses, camels, and tigers! Oh no! Once again, Monaco is overrun by animals, acrobats, and clowns. Saturday afternoon, there was the parade of the circus animals from the Big Tent in Fontvieille, winding its way through the streets and around the Rock, and ending at the Palace, where the acts began! Besides the five animal acts, there was the high-wire act by the Weishet troupe. This ritual of the … Continue reading

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The Nonagenarian Princess of Monaco: Her Travails and Her Legacy

  January 19, 2011 at 5:00 am by

Princess Antoinette of Monaco, the Baroness de Massy, has reached her nonagenarian age. As of December 28, 2010 she is 90 years old. It is now more than five years since the death of her only sibling, the sovereign Prince Rainier III. Princess Antoinette was married three times and all three husbands — respectively, a tennis ace, a politician, and a ballet dancer — have passed away. The Princess had … Continue reading

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Prince Albert rides on a camel to see the Pyramids of Giza

  January 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm by

His Serene Highness the Prince Albert II of Monaco has never been one to shirk a physical challenge! As he proceeds into what will be his 53rd year of life, and the fifth year of his reign, he chose to do so not on the soles of his Italian shoes or behind the wheel of his hybrid car, but rather on the hump of a camel! It is true! The … Continue reading

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United Family of Monaco Evokes the Christmas Spirit

  December 19, 2010 at 7:54 am by

It must have been a bit nippy in Monaco on Wednesday, 15 December. Imagine it! In the middle of December, the ladies of the Principality had to wear long sleeves! Princess Caroline wore a beautiful green wool jacket by her favorite designer (do we really need to name him?). She pinned a Christmas tree brooch on the jacket. Princess Stephanie opted for a black peacoat, the exact color of her … Continue reading

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Football Match on the Beach: Princess Stephanie Plays and Fights Against AIDS

  December 19, 2010 at 7:48 am by

At first, we could say that they don’t share any interests. However, this past Saturday December 11th, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, former French football player Zinedine Zidane and Colombian singer Soraya joined forces to fight AIDS in a benefit football match on the beach to raise funds for Fight AIDS Monaco, the benefit organization that the younger daughter of Grace Kelly presides over, and the “Une sourire, un espoir pour … Continue reading

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Caroline of Monaco, Patroness and Protector of the Children

  December 13, 2010 at 11:07 pm by

Princess Caroline of Monaco is well known for her strong sense of independence. Even the young wife of Monsieur Junot was no pushover. As Madame Stefano Casiraghi, she might have been uncharacteristically willing to give up a little of her independence (because that is the effect of true love) but by then her media image as born-again, indomitable “First Lady of Monaco” was too forceful. It was Stefano, in fact, … Continue reading

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It’s Good to be Charlotte Casiraghi

  December 6, 2010 at 10:25 pm by

Well, yes, she has her challenges, as we all do. But sometimes, believe it or not, it really is fantastic to be Charlotte Marie Pomeline! One of those times was Saturday, 4 December 2010. The beautiful Mademoiselle Casiraghi was positively beaming, her eyes full of maniacal laughter, as she stomped around the arena at Le Parc des Expositions of Paris Nord Villepinte, which was all revamped in red and green … Continue reading

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Princess Stephanie and World AIDS Day

  December 4, 2010 at 4:46 am by

As the founder of Monaco’s leading AIDS charity, Princess Stephanie would not ignore World AIDS Day, the global movement founded in the 80s to tackle HIV and AIDS. The princess, who is the youngest child of the late Princess Grace and the late Prince Rainier III, founded her own organization, Fight AIDS Monaco, in 2004. Not only did she not ignore the commemoration of both fight and survivors on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Charlene Scores Two Fashion Hits in Two Weeks

  December 4, 2010 at 4:40 am by

Did Charlene Wittstock take some fashion tips from her future sister-in-law Princess Caroline? If so, Prince Albert’s fiancee owes his sister a hearty thanks! Normally, an event like the 4th International Peace & Sport Forum’s gala probably wouldn’t attract too much attention from the fashion blogs. But on Thursday, 2 December, Miss Wittstock transformed a typically uninspiring occasion, and dress, into an OH WOW. It was the kind of elegant … Continue reading

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Andrea Casiraghi, the “Wildcard” of Monaco

  November 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm by

Andrea Casiraghi has changed over the last few years; he has a cleaner, mature aspect. He also has a job in the embassy of Qatar and shows that he is very interesed in his activities in the embassy which is in Paris, France. What has happened to “the Rebel Angel” of Monaco? Andrea attended American University of Paris, after attending McGill University in Canada for a semester. He studied international … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi’s Past Weeks

  November 27, 2010 at 9:14 am by

Charlotte Casiraghi was gearing up for the 2010 Gucci Masters equestrian tournament a whole fortnight before its commencement. It begins on Friday, the 3rd of December, and extends through the succeeding Sunday. As last year, the venue is the exposition park in Paris Nord Villepinte. Early this past week, Charlotte joined the organizers of the glamourous event for its promotional photo shoot with a couch-sitting horse. Charlotte answered questions about … Continue reading

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Charlene Wittstock, Outshines with Elegance on Monaco’s National Day

  November 21, 2010 at 9:38 pm by

Once more, the Grimaldi Family got together to celebrate the Principality’s National Day festivities along with their people. Prince Albert II could enjoy a fantastic day, and introduced Charlene Wittstock for the very first time as his fiancée, and future wife. The Sovereign attended Saint Nicholas Cathedral Mass in the morning with sisters Princess Caroline of Hannover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco. Both ladies gave a regal, elegance presence, dressed … Continue reading

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Princess Grace Awards and Monaco Media Forum

  November 11, 2010 at 9:34 pm by

On Wednesday night, the red carpet and Princess Grace Awards backdrop were laid out at New York City’s Cipriani restaurant. Doors opened at 6:30 PM for the reception and “silent auction,” which were followed at 7:30 by the awards ceremony, dinner, and “live auction.” Presiding over the event: Royal PGF chairman Princess Caroline of Hanover, and the Gala chair Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, whose husband, Charles Evans, is a Platinum Sponsor … Continue reading

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Albert II and Fiancee in Japan

  November 2, 2010 at 3:19 am by

Prince Albert II of Monaco has brought his bride-to-be, Charlene Wittstock, to the Palace of Tokyo, where she was introduced to the Emperor and Empress of Japan. There aren’t many royals who make Grimaldis seem tall, but Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko certainly do! Their Imperial Majesties stood approximately a head shorter than the Prince and Miss Wittstock, who visited Japan in order to attend the X Conference of the … Continue reading

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Lyon and Rome for Charlotte

  November 2, 2010 at 3:13 am by

Thursday: Jumping competition in Lyon, check! Friday, jumping in Lyon again, check! Saturday, red carpet in Rome with brother’s girlfriend, check! It’s all in a typical week for Charlotte Casiraghi, elder daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco and her second husband, the late World Offshore Champion Stefano Casiraghi. Yes, indeed, Miss Casiraghi removed her Gucci jodhpurs and riding boots for the day on Saturday, 30 October 2010, replacing them with … Continue reading

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Caroline of Monaco: Busybody Fundraiser and Model Princess

  November 2, 2010 at 2:59 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco certainly lives lavishly. Every summer, she recharges her batteries on the 118-foot PACHA III as it weaves around and along the jet-set playgrounds of the Mediterranean. For this peaceful time, she pays a heavy price, being shown in magazines on board the yacht in her bikini, surrounded by her children and their dearest friends. Her lawyer, Mattias Prinz, pointed to her most recent cruise when he … Continue reading

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