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Prince Albert II Gives Ronaldinho A Golden Foot

  October 13, 2009 at 6:29 am by

Prince Albert II of Monaco was present at the Golden Foot Award yesterday. Here he presented the Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo de Assi­s Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho, with the Golden Foot 2009. The award honours a soccer player for his entire carreer, the player has to be above 29 years old. The player of AC Milan won with 43.755 votes. Second came Real madrid star Rául and the third … Continue reading

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Royal Attendance in Monaco for Cancer Gala

  October 13, 2009 at 1:06 am by

Last Friday, October 9th, members of several royal houses descended upon the tiny principality of Monaco to attend the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer gala. HSH Prince Albert II, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco played host to HRH The Crown Princess of Sweden, TRH Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium, and TRH Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg for the charity gala, which was … Continue reading

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Prince Ernst August on Trial for Assault in Germany

  June 15, 2009 at 10:36 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco’s husband, Prince Ernst August of Hannover, is currently on trial in Germany for the January 2000 beating of a Kenyan hotel owner. This trial, a retrial of a 2004 verdict, is expected to last 11 days and may include testimony by Princess Caroline, a witness to the reported beating. Although the reported attack occurred in Kenya, the trial is being held in Germany under special laws … Continue reading

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Monaco Grand Prix Begins With Charity Match

  May 23, 2009 at 6:13 am by

The roar of practice races through the streets of Monaco and high priced tickets mean the beginning of the F1 Grand Prix de Monaco is near. This year’s 67th Grand Prix, is scheduled to officially begin today. To start the events, Monaco’s sporting mad Prince hosted his annual pre-F1 soccer match in Monaco’s Louis II Stadium. The friendly match pits members of the F1 racing teams as “Nazionale Piloti” against … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline in Paris for UNESCO Gathering

  May 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm by

Her Royal Highness The Princess Caroline of Hanover was in Paris on May 14 to preside over the annual gathering of UN Goodwill Ambassadors at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Annual Meeting, convened by the UN Director-General, brings together a large number of international personalities, from the worlds of art, film, music, literature, charity and public affairs. Her Royal Highness has been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 2003 and … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Princess Charlotte adopted in May 1911

  May 16, 2009 at 3:38 am by

Although Princess Charlotte of Monaco never ruled the tiny Principality, she became the transition branch of the family in a journey that began on this day in 1911. In 1911, Monaco’s Hereditary Prince remained heirless and the crown was poised to be passed to a distant German relative (Wilhelm, 2nd Duke of Urach who later became King of Lithuania). In a surprise announcement, Prince Louis’ father, Prince Albert I announced … Continue reading

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Princess Stephanie Sets Cornerstone for Fight AIDS Monaco

  May 15, 2009 at 7:23 pm by

After reading an article about the high rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Monaco, Princess Stephanie took action and has made it her mission to inform others about the disease through her foundation, Fight AIDS Monaco. Although better known as the rebel Princess, Princess Stephanie works internationally to fight the disease as a UN AIDS Special Representative. She made a rare public appearance today in Carpentras, France as President of the … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Prince Facing Mounting Criticism

  May 11, 2009 at 11:56 am by

Monaco’s 51 year old sovereign is only 4 years into his reign and, and he is already facing a “mutiny” in the face of mounting criticism of the his behavior. In the reign of Prince Albert II’s father, Prince Rainier III, it was very rare to see public criticism of the sovereign, but the Prince’s government and the people of Monaco seem to be concerned about their Prince’s priorities. When … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi Wins in Spain

  May 11, 2009 at 8:51 am by

Representing Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi was in Valencia, Spain for the Global Champions Tour over the weekend. She won 125 Euros and a on her horse “GI-Joe” during a show jumping competition where she competed with the likes of Athina Onassis. Charlotte, the eldest daughter and middle child of Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover and her second husband, the late Stefano Casiraghi has been competing on a semi professional … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Garden Club Show Begins

  May 11, 2009 at 7:38 am by

Monaco’s annual Garden Club event opened today to much fanfare. The Garden Club, begun in 1968 by Prince Albert and Princess Caroline’s mother, the late Princess Grace of Monaco, holds the show annually in Monaco to “promote the art of flower arrangement.” Princess Grace’s interest in arrangement started when she arrived in Monaco and assumed approval authority for the Palace’s arrangements. During the first few years, the Princess’s few arrangement … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Prince Pierre Foundation Awards

  May 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm by

Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover, as the Foundation’s President, presided over awards for her grandfather’s memorial foundation, the Prince Pierre Foundation (Fondation Pronce Pierre in French) in Paris on May 7. His Serene Highness Prince Pierre, born Count Pierre de Polignac of Guidel, Morbihan, Brittany, France, assumed the surname Grimaldi and the title Prince of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois on his arranged marriage to Princess Charlotte of Monaco, … Continue reading

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Princess Grace of Monaco Honored in Exhibits

  April 23, 2009 at 1:43 am by

This year marks what would have been Princess Grace of Monaco’s 80th birthday. Princess Grace, born Grace Patricia Kelly, an American Academy Award winning actress, married His Serene Highness Prince Rainier of Monaco and is the mother of Monaco’s current Sovereign, Prince Albert II. Although she died in 1982, she remains a popular figure in both American and European culture and it shows in the current headlines. In keeping with … Continue reading

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Prince Albert II’s First Four Years

  April 6, 2009 at 7:48 pm by

With the arrival of the sad anniversary of the death of His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III, his son His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, has now been sovereign of Monaco for four years. For years, reporters questioned the type of monarch the very “American” educated Prince would be. One reporter even noted that he was too “nice” to rule. The Prince was born to rule and as the saying … Continue reading

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AMADE, Fight Aids Monaco Agreement

  April 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm by

HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover and her sister HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco, in their roles as President of AMADE and Fight Aids Monaco respectively, renewed the 2008 agreement between the organizations to assist AIDS orphans in Burundi. The signing took place during the 46th Annual AMADE Assembly in Monaco which took place April 2 and 3 and included a benefit dinner in the Empire Room of the Hotel de … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Annual Rose Ball celebrates Rock’n Roll

  March 28, 2009 at 3:37 pm by

The 59th annual ‘Bal de la Rose’ (Rose Ball) was held Saturday evening in Monaco’s Salle des Etoiles – Sporting. This year’s theme, Rock’n Roll was truly inspired. Entertainment was provided by The Fratellis, a Scottish alternative rock band, and Chuck Berry. As the start of the Monaco social season, the event is always well attended by celebrities and socialites alike, even with a 1,500 US ticket cost for the … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Rose Ball Scheduled for Saturday

  March 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm by

Monaco’s annual Rose Ball (Bal de la Rose), benefiting the Princess Grace Foundation Monaco, is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 9:00 PM at the Salle des Etoiles – Sporting in Monte-Carlo. Monaco’s annual Rose Ball (Bal de la Rose), the primary fund raiser held to benefit the Princess Grace Foundation, is believed to be first held in 1964. The Ball exclusively benefits the Monaco branch of the foundation … Continue reading

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Prince Albert in Istanbul for Water Summit

  March 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm by

As previously announced, His Serene Highness the Prince of Monaco is scheduled to arrive in Istanbul for the Fifth Annual World Water Forum. While Monday’s visits will include several low key heads of state meetings, on Tuesday March 17 Prince Albert II will provide an hour long lecture entitled “Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation: Projects and Initiatives Within the Fields of Integrated and Sustainable Water Resource Management.” In preparation … Continue reading

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Prince Albert II of Monaco is 51

  March 14, 2009 at 2:54 am by

No official celebrations for his birth are expected in Monaco until National Day, but the small country’s Sovereign is celebrating his 51st birthday today. Since he was photographed leaving Nice via private jet and his schedule notes no engagements until he is expected in Istanbul March 16, he is believed to be celebrating in private outside of Monaco. Official celebrations will take place in November. Much like the British Sovereign, … Continue reading

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Prince of Monaco in Brussels for “Peace with Water”

  February 13, 2009 at 1:19 am by

Prince Albert II has attended the “Peace with Water” forum in Brussels, Belgium at the EU Parliament on February 12 and 13, 2009. The Prince served as a member of the organizing committee for the conference. The forum is organized by the World Political Forum and is currently drafting a memorandum detailing a world protocol for water resources, as first suggested by the European Institute of Research on Water Policy … Continue reading

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European Royalty Enjoy Keelboat Races in Monaco

  February 9, 2009 at 2:53 pm by

To celebrate the 80th anniversery of the Dragon Class on the first weekend of the 25th Primo Cup keelboat racing, prince Albert II invited other royals like prince Henrik of Denmark, prince Serge of Yugoslavia and prince Charles of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies, duke of Castro. “A big thank you to the Yacht Club de Monaco for this initiative to celebrate 80 years of the Dragon, a series close to my heart, by … Continue reading

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