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Old 06-05-2010, 04:33 PM
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I've just read the online version of "Le Figaro", and there's an article about Albert's likes and dislikes regarding TV. Unfortunately, the article is not linked like all the others. Perhaps someone will realise the mistake...

The article was shared with TVmag.com, but I did not find it in their search function.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:50 PM
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Renata, could you summarize what they say in that Le Figaro article?

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And yesterday he's been in Switzerland!

As Guest of honour Prince Albert attended the inauguration of
the center of the International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN), Gland, Switzerland, June 4, 2010. Albert stressed the
value of this exemplary sustainable building.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 **
Are there any pics of this building?
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:54 PM
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Lakshmi, I've searched and found these two pics of the building!


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **


I've also found the mentioned article with the interview Albert has
given. He has given it on the occasion of the 50th Television Festival
of Monte-Carlo from June 6-10.

** La télé d'Albert de Monaco **

Asked about his time spent watching television, Albert said that he
mainly watches news only but also likes "Dr. House from time to time.
It is a very interesting character. Sometimes CSI and the series 24.
This is a great way to relax!"
Asked what television moments he'll never forget, he answered "the
night when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. I was 11 years, the
whole family watched it together. Unforgettable! There was also the
assassination of Robert Kennedy, the fall of the Berlin Wall and Sept.
11, 2001".
Albert rarely uses the internet and asked when his own wedding would
be shown on television ( not a very subtle question ) he
asked back "You mean digital or analog?" not really answering it.

As to the Soccer World Cup he said "I think this will be a great World
Cup. It should be played between Brazil, Spain, Argentina, England and
France, but beware of a possible African surprise!".
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:55 PM
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What this building for?
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:47 PM
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iceflower, you did awesome job finding pic of the building.
This building is actually ugly IMO. It looks like an ugly motel.

I like Albert's 'diplomatic' asnwer to wedding question.

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What this building for?
It is a center of International Union for Conservation of Nature.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:47 PM
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It seems a cool event. Is it organized fist time? Today is June 1st, International Kid's Day. So, I wonder if it is event for children. I see some kids in pictures, so maybe that's it.
Albert seems really interested
This does look like an interesting event--can adults go? It looks fun, cute name for it also, I like it!
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:29 AM
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Of course adults were allowed to go there as well and Lakshmi
you are most welcome

Yesterday the Television Festival has started!

Prince Albert attending the opening night of the 2010 Monte Carlo
Television Festival held at Grimaldi Forum on June 6, 2010 in Monte-
Carlo, Monaco.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** zimbio/gettyimages **
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Iceflower, I was miserable when I got up today, but you've made me laugh today!!

Pic 1 - the man on the left looks like father Christmas

Zimbio Pic One, PA looks like he has a growth coming out of his ear.... :-))
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:18 PM
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I had noticed the Father Christmas effect as well but the
growing ear also is a very funny observation! Hope your day
has continued better than it had started!

In connection with the TV Festival Prince Albert launched the TNT
in Monaco this evening:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** belga **
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They don't have alot of program in Monaco.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:27 AM
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Iceflower, how about a thread on "Unintentionally funny pics" or similar?

There's no shortage of them, usually caused by unsuitable backdrops.

There was a wonderful one of PA, some years ago, when he looked like a saint, surrounded by stars. Luckily, it was just the Euopean Union logo....

PA may be many things, but a saint he ain't !!
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:40 PM
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Actually we already have such a thread in the main Monaco forum:

** Kind Of Funny Shots - Princely Family of Monaco **

It's always funny to browse through it again


Today, June 10, Prince Albert received El Mostapha Sahel, Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the King of Morocco (1)
and Viraphand Vacharathit, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the kingdom of Thailand. They presented their credentials and afterwards
attended private audiences with Prince Albert.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:29 PM
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Lakshmi, I've searched and found these two pics of the building!


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **


I've also found the mentioned article with the interview Albert has
given. He has given it on the occasion of the 50th Television Festival
of Monte-Carlo from June 6-10.

** La télé d'Albert de Monaco **

Asked about his time spent watching television, Albert said that he
mainly watches news only but also likes "Dr. House from time to time.
It is a very interesting character. Sometimes CSI and the series 24.
This is a great way to relax!"
Asked what television moments he'll never forget, he answered "the
night when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. I was 11 years, the
whole family watched it together. Unforgettable! There was also the
assassination of Robert Kennedy, the fall of the Berlin Wall and Sept.
11, 2001".
Albert rarely uses the internet and asked when his own wedding would
be shown on television ( not a very subtle question ) he
asked back "You mean digital or analog?" not really answering it.

As to the Soccer World Cup he said "I think this will be a great World
Cup. It should be played between Brazil, Spain, Argentina, England and
France, but beware of a possible African surprise!".
The African surprise does sound like a double entendre.and could allude to something else altogether.fascinating.......and with the reference to digital or analog it could be triple entendre
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:21 AM
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Prince Albert attends the Closing Ceremony of the 2010 Monte Carlo
Television Festival held at Grimaldi Forum on June 10, 2010 in Monte
-Carlo, Monaco.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** zimbio/gettyimages **
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:13 AM
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Albert has confirmed that he will be at the gala dinner for the Swedish wedding. Here's the full confirmed list (Albert is on the second page under P)
Guests A-N - Guests O-Z
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Prince Albert has been in Kenya and met with President Mwai Kibaki on Tuesday, June 15.

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President Kibaki thanked Monaco for supporting the Green Africa Foundation
in Kitui and the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation in Kapenguria which have
helped in environmental conservation and promoted peace initiatives in the country.
Source with a pic of the meeting: Monaco leader calls on Kibaki
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:53 AM
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It may be PA's engagement, but it's business as usual in Monaco:

Yet another signing of a fiscal accord, this time between Norway and Monaco, being signed today in Paris. Many more remain to be signed before the OECD will give "carte blanche" to Monaco on the monetary front.

On the same theme, there's a seminar tonight at the Centre Rainier III about the fight against corruption in all its forms.

The National Council and the Mayor's Office will send official congratulatory messages to PA, and one expects there will be the local and international press corps in attendance.
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Monaco is getting everything in order . They have run out of land and are getting ready to go big time into international banking. The second smallest country in the world may end up owning it. Haha.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:52 PM
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Where did you read this, FanOfMonaco ??

The international banking crisis isn't over by a long shot.
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:21 PM
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I can't give a specific example. Maybe some of the articles on the land reclamation and tax haven status. Basicly what they said was that the on/off/on building of an island on their western border is the last piece of land reclamation that they can do. Their economy needs to grow at 3% per year to maintain their current standard of living. This last piece of land reclamation will take many years to build the island and many to construct the buildings on it. I think it will be at least 20 acres. They have been slowly going into banking for many years. I think they currently have 30 or so banks, many foreign owned, for a population of 32,000 people. This is also a many year project. Unlike most governments, Monaco thinks very long term. I think this is why they have been so eager to sign banking agreements with other countries to get off the tax haven list. I don't know the specifics of their plan. I don't know if they are just planning to increase banking volume within Monaco or have banks outside of Monaco as well. I also recently saw a statement from PA that they are opening several consulates in England and are trying to get English people to move to Monaco.( I don't know where they are going to live.) I assumed, maybe wrongly, that this might have something to do with their banking expansion plan since London is a major banking center of the world.Again, I think this is a decades long project.
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