Monaco. 25/07/2003. Prince Rainier and Albert of Monaco attend at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club, the "Night of Panama" with Ms Mireya Moscoso, President of Republic of Panama and Justine Pasek, Miss Universe 2002
VISITA OFICIAL DE LA PRESIDENTA DE PANAMA MIREYA MOSCOSO A MONACO CON MOTIVO DE LA " SEMANA DE PANAMA " ; ACTOS EN LOS CUALES ESTUVO ACOMPAÑADA DEL PRINCIPE ALBERTO DE MONACO
Prince Albert and President of Panama Mrs Mireya Moscoso.
Monaco, 25/07/2003. Visit of President of Republic of Panama at Monaco
Prince Albert and President of Panama Mrs Mireya Moscoso.
Paris-France, 08/11/2002. Prince Rainier of Monaco on official visit in France is welcomed by french president Jacques Chirac during a visit in Elysee palace.
Prince Rainier of Monaco on official visit in France is welcomed by french president Jacques Chirac during a visit in Elysee palace.
The Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Award in Memory of Princess Grace
Colum McCann receives Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Award
His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco will present “The Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Award in Memory of Princess Grace” to Irish author Colum McCann during the Ireland Fund of Monaco gala dinner at the Hôtel de Paris, Monte-Carlo, on Saturday 5th October 2002. The €15,000 prize has been created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Grace (Nov. 1929-Sept. 1982).
Born in Dublin in 1965, Colum McCann was educated at Rathmines College of Commerce in that city. He left Ireland in 1986 and spent two years touring the USA. After having worked as a journalist in America and Ireland, he settled in New York in 1998 and now divides his time between there and Dublin. McCann has already won two Hennessy Prizes and a Rooney Prize.
His works include the short stories Fishing the Sloe Black River (1994), filmed in 1995; the novels Songsdogs (1995), later adapted to screen; and This Side of Brightness (1998) about the Irish and Afro-American builders of New York’s subways, long-listed for the Booker Prize. His collection of one novella and two short stories published in 2000—Everything in This Country Must—deals with teenagers caught up in the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’, and was shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize.
McCann was chosen for The Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Award in Memory of Princess Grace by a selection committee in Dublin that included Mr Seamus Heaney (Nobel Prize for Literature) Senator Maurice Hayes (Seanad Éireann, Chairman of The Ireland Funds) and Mr A. W. B. Vincent (President of The Ireland Fund of Monaco).
Princess Grace’s paternal grandfather, John Henry Kelly, left his home in Killann (County Mayo) at the end of the nineteenth century, settled in the USA, and founded in Philadelphia what later became one of the country’s most successful building enterprises. After the state visit to Ireland by Their Serene Highnesses Prince Rainier and Princess Grace in 1961, the Princess started to collect Irish books; it is that collection, including many rare editions, that has formed the core of The Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco since its inauguration in November 1984.
The Ireland Fund of Monaco, under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III, was founded by Mr A W B Vincent in October 1998. Information: Mr A. W. B. Vincent, Monaco: Tel +377 97 70 84 06 – Fax +377 93 50 29.
Notice: On 4th-6th October, coinciding with the Ireland Fund Gala, the Princess Grace Irish Library is holding a symposium on “The Irish Book Lover” in commemoration of the journal of that name and in honour of leading Irish book men and women, past and present. See further details.
* I'm still looking for pictures of this visit*
The Official State visit of Prince Rainier of Monaco brings to the White House former American actress and his wife, Princess Grace. The princess attempted to use the occasion, as she knew the entire world would be watching, to try to start a new fashion trend as Jackie did with the 'pill box hat'. It backfired, as the white fabric headcovering she wore looked terrible. Princess Grace was part of a practical joke played on JFK when he was still a Senator, and was recovering from a back operation in a New York hospital. Grace Kelly was still an actress, and one that JFK greatly admired. Grace was dressed as a night nurse and came into JFK's room in the middle of the night and woke him up. She began to ask him how he felt, but JFK was speechless, and never said a word. Grace quietly left the room. The following morning he thought the entire episode was a dream, and those who were in on it, including Jackie, had a hard time convincing him that it was real. Years later, he still questioned it, and at this official meeting he asked Grace about it, and for the first time knew it was not a dream.
9/5/56-Paris, France: Princess Grace of Monaco, the former Grace Kelly of Philadelphia and Hollywood, smiles radiantly in this closeup made in Paris shortly after she and her husband, Prince Rainier III, arrived on the first leg of their journey to the U.S. The royal couple will sail for New York Friday on the liner United States and return to Monaco early in November to await the arrival of thier child sometime in February. Princess Grace told newsmen that she is forsaking her film career to concentrate on being a wife and mother.
Mrs. Kennedy and Princess Grace of Monaco
Original caption: Two famous mothers- Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy and Princess Grace of Monaco- chatted about their daughters named Caroline at White House luncheon give in honor of the former American movie actress and her husband, Prince Rainie. The two First Ladies are shown saying goodbye outside the White House after their visit.
Emperor Hirohito Greeting Princess Grace
Original caption: Radiant...Princess Grace of Monaco beams as she curtsies during greeting by Japan's Emperor Hirohito as she and husband, Prince Rainier (partially hidden at rear), arrive at the Imperial Palace for luncheon in their honor.
PRINCE ALBERT OF MONACO ON VISIT IN JORDAN
Original caption: King Abdullah II of Jordan presenting Prince Albert with the Independence medal during a reception at the Royal Palace in Amman.
Prince Albert of Monaco with King Abdullah II in the presence of Crown Prince Hamzah
JACQUES CHIRAC ON OFFICIAL VISIT IN MONACO
Original caption: Jacques Chirac made Caroline a member of the Legion d'Honneur.
Well...I'll try to see and take everything less personaly, okay?
Here's something really close to my heart...:
The Monacos as I love and know them....a loving family after all....
Chatting during National Day
With I'll try to get everything alright again....and apologize to those who felt offended.
Her're some examples to show that they are a loving family indeed....(having some trouble here and there )
Sometimes more than words...pictures....
Confort for Alex...
Andrea and Pauline 1999
Steph helping Albert.... :P
...and one more time.... :P ...this guy needs a girl, woman, wife..... :P
they all look happy! I just love their pictures!
__________________ Never let go of anyone that you could not go a day without thinking about. There just might be a very good reason why they're always on your mind. Sometimes, it's the brain that knows too well what the heart tries so hard to deny ~ ~ Anonymous ~ ~
Well, yeah sometimes she looks really nervous....I would say sometimes she even is kinda nervous. But recently she said that noone should worry about her, that she's a confident, satisfied and proud woman and mother.
...Although she certainly had difficulties coping with that loss of her mom but who wouldn't, right?