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Caroline of Monaco’s Lawyers Appeal (again) for her Privacy

  October 17, 2010 at 7:28 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco’s lawyer, Mattias Prinz, on Wednesday, 13 October, addressed the European Court of Human Rights in Strausbourg, France. His issue was the failure of the German constitutional courts to accept the 2004 landmark decision by the ECHR that upheld his royal client’s right to privacy in accordance with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. He said that, even to this day, while Caroline’s privacy … Continue reading

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Prince Albert in India and China

  October 11, 2010 at 12:07 am by

In the past week, Prince Albert II of Monaco visited both India and China. On Sunday, the 3rd of October, the Sovereign joined Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, for the opening ceremony of the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games. Well-known for his love of sports, Prince Albert is, many-times-over, an Olympic athlete and, besides this, he is a member of the International Olympic Committee. He is also President … Continue reading

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Lovingly Remembered after 20 Years: Stefano Casiraghi (1960-1990)

  October 8, 2010 at 8:42 am by

On October 3rd, the Como village Fino Mornasco commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the death of one of its sons. He was born and educated there, at its Collegio Gallio, and at the age of 23, his marriage to Princess Caroline of Monaco made him famous far beyond the shores of Italy. But Stefano Casiraghi was beloved by his family and friends, as well as the community of Fino Mornasco, … Continue reading

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Scout’s Honor

  October 8, 2010 at 8:39 am by

Last weekend, on Saturday, 25 September, the Association Scouts de Monaco marked their centennial and Princess Caroline was there to congratulate them. Monegasque Scouting dates back to 1910, and its patronage under French Scouting began in 1918. In 1990, the Monegasque Scouts became fully independent of their French brethren under the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The Association is actually the Association des Guides et Scouts, the Guides of … Continue reading

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Miss Casiraghi adds Public Safety to her roles: Correction

  September 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm by

Despite a previous report on this blog, it must now be pointed out that Charlotte Casiraghi’s patronage of Monaco’s Public Safety Division is not what can accurately be called a recent appointment. In fact, Ms. Casiraghi gained this distinction as long ago as her eleventh year! On the 23rd of April 1997, she was photographed, in the Salon d’Honneur of Monaco’s Palais Princier, wearing the uniform of the Maritime and … Continue reading

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Prince Albert opens Da Vinci Exposition and Chairs the Electric Car Summit

  September 24, 2010 at 8:18 am by

The Association Dante Alighieri Monaco joined with the Association Monaco-Italie under the grand canopy of the Grimaldi Forum for a historic exposition of Leonardo da Vinci’s Atlantic Code. The exposition of 1200 drawings from Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana, has been held at the Grimaldi Forum from 2-24 September 2010. Of course, we have to thank Prince Albert II for his patronage of this exposition. But there is also a Casiraghi connection. … Continue reading

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Miss Casiraghi adds Public Safety to her roles

  September 13, 2010 at 12:12 am by

This year Charlotte Casiraghi, older daughter of the Hereditary Princess Caroline of Monaco, has gained two significant stripes of national duty this year. The first was in June, when her new role as Honorary President of the Jumping International de Monte-Carlo gained recognition. Now she has been appointed to the role of Godmother of the Public Safety for the Maritime and Airport Police of Monaco. It was on Tuesday, 7 … Continue reading

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Stephanie Watches Daughter Compete at Junior Olympic Games

  August 27, 2010 at 10:58 am by

While Princess Caroline of Monaco tried her hat Mexican-style on a charter yacht anchored off the Aeolian Islands, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, her sister, Princess Stephanie, was in Singapore to support daughter Pauline Ducruet, 16, in the Junior Olympic Games. Recently, Princess Stephanie was pool side to support Miss Ducruet at the Junior European Championships in Helsinki. But on the occasion in Singapore, Pauline had the added support of others … Continue reading

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62nd Monegasque Red Cross Ball

  August 4, 2010 at 6:13 am by

As every year before it, the 62nd Red Cross Ball of Monaco was full of intrigue. If the Sovereign Prince and his bride-to-be weren’t enough of a sensation on their arrival at the seafaring-theme gala, there was his younger sister to take up the slack. Prince Albert walked into the Sporting Club with his fiancee, Miss Wittstock, and his sister, Princess Stephanie, on each arm. Also, apparently, Nicole Valerie Coste, … Continue reading

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Fight AIDS Monaco

  July 19, 2010 at 12:54 am by

Prince Albert II, Sovereign of Monaco, turned out with his future wife, Miss Charlene Wittstock, in support of another very important woman in his life, the younger sister he always tried to protect. Princess Stephanie of Monaco presided over a gala for the charity she founded six years ago, Fight AIDS Monaco, in the Room of the Stars at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club. Princess Stephanie freshly bronzed from the sun … Continue reading

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It’s in their Blood – the Monegasque Royals & Sport

  July 19, 2010 at 12:49 am by

Cousin Charlotte rides; Alexandra skates. Uncle Albert was an Olympic bobsledder. Great-Grandpa Kelly was an Olympic rower. Last weekend, Pauline Ducruet of Monaco — erstwhile protege of Franco Knie in the taming of elephants — competed in the 1-and-3-meter diving competitions at the European Junior Swimming and Diving Championships, held in Helsinki, Finland. The event didn’t stand a chance to be in headlines over the weekend, not with Spain and … Continue reading

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Charlene Wittstock & Prince Albert – Why Now?

  June 27, 2010 at 6:33 am by

This month, royal watchers were speculating about the odds of another royal couple’s engagement. Daily Beast editor Tina Brown opened a Pandora’s Box of hopes and doubts relating to a couple of “missing” dates on the Court Circular, that monthly bulletin of scheduled activities for the British royal family. Alas, to the surprise of few, if any, Prince William and Kate Middleton demonstrated (again) that they will not be cornered … Continue reading

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Charlotte for President! All in Favor?

  June 27, 2010 at 6:27 am by

Charlotte Casiraghi has arrived upon a new stage of her career as a public figure. Yes, that’s what I said: public figure. For Miss Casiraghi became just that when she accepted the role of Gucci’s equestrian muse. In fact, since last year, she has been steadily on her way to becoming a patroness of her favourite sport. Now she is something more, something highly official, and ever more like her … Continue reading

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Palace Announces Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock’s Engagement

  June 24, 2010 at 1:49 am by

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has announced the engagement between HSH Prince Albert II and his girlfriend of several years, Ms Charlene Lynette Wittstock. The news was announced yesterday, Wednesday June 23rd. The couple attended the June 19th wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden together, which many saw as ‘hinting’ towards an engagement. An official portrait was released also, to commemorate the betrothal. Click here to view the engagement … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline and World Refugee Day

  June 21, 2010 at 5:29 am by

There was plenty of speculation as to whether Princess Caroline would attend the highly anticipated royal wedding in Sweden. Royal watchers everywhere longed to know if she would attend, and if yes, would she have a “date,” or just her brother to escort her? Even the most conservative royal watchers, skeptical of the truth of her divorce from the Prince of Hanover, seemed resigned to the unlikelihood that he would … Continue reading

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Princess Welcomes New Generation of Monegasques

  May 28, 2010 at 12:38 am by

American mothers were celebrated this year, as always, on the second Sunday of May, which turned out to be the ninth. In the UK, Mothers’ Day was observed on March 14th. For Monaco, it is this Sunday, the 30th. Casually known as Monaco’s First Lady (or, perhaps, First Mother?) the Hereditary Princess Caroline paid a visit today to the maternity ward of Princess Grace Hospital in Monte-Carlo. She met the … Continue reading

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The Prince Pierre Prizes

  May 8, 2010 at 4:09 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco has met laureates and fellow jury members of the Prince Pierre Prizes for Contemporary Art, Literature and Music. To a formal lunch at the Grand Vefour restaurant in Paris, the elegant Princess wore a beige skirt suit and beige-black shoes, all from the favored house of Chanel. The Prince Pierre Foundation was created by Prince Rainier III in 1966 to honour his father and perpetuate the … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Flower Power

  April 29, 2010 at 1:32 am by

On April 24th, the 43rd International Flower Show and the 13th Salon “Reveries sur Jardins” took place in Monaco. The Sovereign, Prince Albert II, arrived for the double-billed event with his elder sister. Princess Caroline cut a brazen figure in peep-toe Louboutin heels and fishnet stockings. She wore a billowy taupe green, sleeveless summer dress with a V-neck. Her necklace had gigantic Jade gemstones, pearls, and crystals. There was an … Continue reading

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Monaco Rose Ball, Moroccan Style

  March 31, 2010 at 12:59 am by

Saturday, 27 March 2010: The “Salle des Étoiles” in the Monte Carlo Sporting Club was alighted for the occasion of Monaco’s 56th Annual Bal de la Rose. The ball, with a fresh theme each year, raises money for the Princess Grace Foundation. This year the theme was Moroccan, so the “Stars Room” was decorated under the mastery of Princess Caroline’s friend, Jacques Grange. Grange combined Oriental style, produced in and … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra of Hanover might be Monaco’s next Olympian

  March 6, 2010 at 1:07 am by

On Sunday, January 17, Princess Alexandra of Hanover accompanied her family to Monaco’s Circus Festival. After the show, instead of going home to play with cousin Camille, she committed herself to practice for the Principality’s upcoming figure skating championship, scheduled for five weeks later. Therefore, she put on her ice skates for a not-quite private session. Unfortunately, the rink at the Rainier III Nautical Stadium (“Stade Nautique”) isn’t covered. The … Continue reading

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