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Old 10-30-2009, 04:12 AM
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The photos are perfect!
PA looks like James Bond, wearing in black suit,..oh, he is still a handsome man.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:42 AM
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Last evening, a new biography of PA was unveiled at a press reception.

The author is Mme Christiane Stahl, a counsellor/councillor in PA's cabinet.

Title: "Albert II de Monaco, l'autre prince" (Albert......, the other Prince)

Published by Editions du Rocher, a monegasque publishing house.

Monaco.maville.com L'autre prince lève le voile sur la personnalité «intime» d'Albert II
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:31 PM
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Yes PA does look like James Bond-ish! he looks terrific in the outfit! it seems PA has lost a few kilos too!
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:20 PM
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Prince Albert II of Monaco honorated with a Honoris Causa Doctorate
at the University of Nice, south eastern France, on Nov 6th 2009.

I guess the students would be excited if he really had a lectureship
and not only the honorary doctorate on paper


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Old 11-06-2009, 06:23 PM
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Congratulations to Prince Albert! I guess you are right iceflower, let's hope he doesn't have this on doctorate on paper only but he had lectureship
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:55 PM
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Could someone explain a little bit more about the --Honoris Causa Doctorate & what it means & how one goes about getting such an honor!
For those of us whom are not familiar with this type of thing it would be beneficial to know
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:09 PM
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According to Wikipedia:
"An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa (Latin: 'for the sake of the honour') is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements (such as matriculation, residence, study and the passing of examinations). The degree itself is typically a doctorate or, less commonly, a master's degree, and may be awarded to someone who has no prior connection with the institution in question.
Usually the degree is conferred as a way of honoring a distinguished visitor's contributions to a specific field, or to society in general. The university often derives benefits by association with the person in question."

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Old 11-07-2009, 03:45 AM
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Interview to Mr. Robert Eringer:

ALBERTO OLVID SU PROMESA DE LIMPIAR MNACO / EL MUNDO
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Here's another occasion when PA was given an honorary doctorate, this time in Geneva:
Prince Albert II of Monaco, awarded an honorary doctorate at the graduation ceremony of the International University in Geneva (IUG)

I think PA is more used to dishing out prizes and honours than he is receiving them.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:26 PM
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Here's another occasion when PA was given an honorary doctorate, this time in Geneva:
Prince Albert II of Monaco, awarded an honorary doctorate at the graduation ceremony of the International University in Geneva (IUG)

I think PA is more used to dishing out prizes and honours than he is receiving them.
He should dish out the prize/award of bride and consort and heir-- IMO
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:27 PM
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Wow! How did he do to get two Honoris Causa? He must be pretty intelligent. Congrats again!
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PA does seem to be on an award streak it seems. It appears he's very good a whatever he puts his task to do bravo congratulations
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PARIS A French lawyer says Monaco's Prince Albert II is filing a lawsuit in the U.S. against an American who claims he once worked as the prince's personal spymaster and is owed back pay.
I hope Prince Albert wins.
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:58 AM
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I'm confused. I read somewhere that the disgruntled ex employee has already filed a law suit against Prince Albert. What on earth is going on?
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:57 AM
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Wow! How did he do to get two Honoris Causa? He must be pretty intelligent. Congrats again!

He also got the Honorary Doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical
University of Maynooth in Ireland in 1996 and since 2000 he's named
Honorary Professor of International Studies of the "Tarrant County
Collge", Fort Worth, Texas.

As much as I like Albert and believe in his intelligence, I have to say
that you don't have to be extremely intelligent to get a honoris causa,
you did not have to study the subject, it's simply an appreciation of
performance in a certain issue-area. That's also what the wikipedia
entry said you've posted, Nathalie Cox.


Lighthouse, if one accuses somebody, the other party of course has
the right to file a suit against those allegations as well.
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Lighthouse, if one accuses somebody, the other party of course has
the right to file a suit against those allegations as well.
Oh, I thought that in legal matters like this you actually have to wait out the original lawsuit before counter suing for all the troubles it caused. This all seems to be happening at once so I guess that is not the case. It's probably different in different countries.
Back to the law books for me
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Wow we never heard of the awards he got in 1990's-2000's. So is it safe to 'assume' that if PA wasn't a Prince he'd be a history professor at some University hmm, how 'interestin' hee! Oh that lawsuit comes off like he's really being misrepresented and the video what a 'total' yawn penthouse probably prints more risque things than that. Not going to be on 'my' list for interesting things to read
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Oh, I thought that in legal matters like this you actually have to wait out the original lawsuit before counter suing for all the troubles it caused. This all seems to be happening at once so I guess that is not the case. It's probably different in different countries.
Back to the law books for me
I also think that it differs from country to country, law is a nebulous field


Prince Albert II of Monaco opens the 2009 Anna Lindh Foundation
Journalism Award Monte Carlo, Monaco - 05.11.09


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The Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures -
Welcome to our Website... | Anna Lindh Foundation
also: http://www.annalindhsminnesfond.se/i...sp?contentID=2 Memorial Fund
another cause close to PA's heart - a closer cooperation between the coastal countries around the Mediterranean.

The award is named after Ylva Anna Maria Lindh, a Swedish politician and Foreign Minister who was assassinated in 2003 by a Serbian man with mental health problems; tens of thousands grieved openly for her; the case is reminiscent of the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme some years earlier.
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Prince Albert is suing Eringer. Fox News I hope Prince Albert wins.

I hope that this lawsuit is never filed. Albert needs to hire another lawyer to handle this dispute, one who does not have a conflict of interest and can actually look at Eringers lawsuit with a level head (LaCoste is implicated in several items in Eringers lawsuit). Eringers lawsuit is a breach of contract for three months of payment (originally 40,000 euros) plus punitive damages for the court to decide (although in Exhibit K, page 163, in April 18, 2008 letter his lawyer had requested an additional 320,000 euros as a severance package). The VERACITY of each of Eringer's claimed 100-plus items of works has little bearings on this breach of contract. However, a counter-lawsuit will change all of this and open up each of Eringers claims for scrutiny (evaluation and investigation for truth). Thus, I find the following statements from Lacoste very ill-advised. Prince Albert's lawyer Thierry Lacoste confirmed to AFP that he was in the process of launching a lawsuit against Eringer in Los Angeles, on several counts including defamation.Mr Eringer's accusations are baseless. There is not a single element of proof. This is just a load of hot air - said Lacoste.Such words only make people dig in deeper and Eringer has already stated in the Times article, I look forward to testifying about the veracity of each element of my complaint under oath in a court, he said from his home in Santa Barbara, California. And I look forward to Prince Albert doing the same, under pain of perjury.

In the U.S., a defamation lawsuit allows both parties to depose each other (unlike in Monaco where it is illegal to even state any negative information about the Princely family). If you actually read the lawsuit, you may question Lacostes above statement. The tabloids are reporting snippets from the lawsuit about Alberts personal life, but such references represent a very SMALL percentage of the items of work that Eringer claims he performed. The personal items are distracting from Alberts original intent of seeking an intelligent adviser
to assist him in rooting out corruption, money laundering and organized crime in Monaco. Most of the work items are in reference to this goal and also a lot of meetings and working relationships about diplomatic and intelligence issues for Monaco (which he provides some evidence of actual meetings). After reading the 165-page document and realizing that Eringers involvement in many of his actions can easily be verified, I am more inclined to believe that Eringer exaggerates or mis-represents some of his achievements or involvement in certain transactions than to categorically dismiss his entire list of work performed as make-believe. As an supposedly intelligence officer, this man shows no loyalty to his client and no integrity, so do not be surprised if he actually taped or well-documented conversations and other transactions (and he has provided some evidence of this in the Exhibits).

For example, in Exhibit A (page 37) he provides copies of 17 different account statement issued by Albert's Administration des Biens for payments totaling 1,340,000 euros (from Aug 2003 October 2007) made by Albert to Eringer. If this is make-believe than Eringer needs to be in a loony bin because this information can easily be verified. Also, if the invoices are real, it weakens Alberts lawyer, Stanely Arkin following claim: The prince, he said, has told us that this is baloney ... the fact that he [Eringer] received money from [Albert] from time to time so what? So what? A court may find it a big deal. If Albert just gives people this amount of money for doing nothing, then point me in the direction of the palace.

In Eringers claims about work performed concerning Alberts daughter in paragraphs 25 (he states he possess documents for proof), 35 (I believe this is the most damaging accusation in the entire lawsuit), 80 (there are photo proof in the tabloids of such a visit), 82, and 89. He provides easily verifiable information for the item in paragraph 89, which begins: In early March 2006. Thiery Lacoste and Eringer received an extraordinary e-mail from one Gavin de Becker, a Los Angeles-based security consultant De Becker had written on behalf of HSH's illegitimate daughter, in response to HSH's new settlement condition of not wanting to recognize Jazmin as his daughter until her 18th birthday. In a fourteen-page letter,. Actually, the core mission of the letter was already revealed in May 2006 by the respected French news magazine Le Figaro, which first broke the story (beyond the tabloid photo spread) with confidential negotiation details. Heres a list of three articles written on 2006 May 30, May 31st & June1 by Le Figaro (who broke the Jazmin story with detailed information). The May 30th article (you have to actually paste the text in Google translation ), since a translated the link does not seem to work) describes some of the same things that are mentioned in the 14-page March 3, 2006 letter that Eringer has attached in his lawsuit. So, I am not inclined to categorically dismiss the letter as make-believe as some of you. By the way, the two Le Figaro reporters wrote a book about the Jazmin story including many of the same details in the letter. Please read the letter before you categorically dismiss the information, you may be surprised that some of the information can be verified in the Jazmin thread in this forum and the letter even mentions monitoring information about Jazmin over the Internet (Exhibit G, page 91). After reviewing what happened after the acknowledgment, you wont find such following statements from de Becker (as a sample of de Becker's comment about Jazmin indecision about whether she will refrain from the public after an acknowledgment) as made-up by Eringer: But have you had the space to wonder how she might enrich your life'? To see her as member of your family who is elegant and capable? Have you had the space to consider her as an ally in your public works? Imagine Jazmin, whom you will learn is poised and intelligent and kind - imagine her one day speaking publicly on behalf of your interests. Imagine her, poised and graceful, hosting an event for you, sharing some of your public responsibilities.

As for the allegedly sex tapes, below is Eringers one notation about the tape and two subsequent notes about the allegedly video possessor. You can decide if you believe Eringers claim or what has to be done in a court of law to verify such claims.

27. Eringer notified HSH that one of his so-called friends, an American named Stephen Salzman, possessed a videotape he had made at HSH's 40th birthday party inside a Paris strip club in which a young woman is seen performing a sex act upon HSH. Salzman had allegedly taken to showing this videotape at select parties around Monaco, with the following introduction: This is what I have on your Prince."
37. Operation Hound Dog led to Paris where, with HSH's specific authorization, his friend Stephen Salzman and HSH's own lawyer, Thierry Lacoste, were engaged by Eringer's operative. Eringer later counseled HSH that Salzman had postured himself as the man who held the keys to Monaco with an expectation to run Monaco, from behind the scenes, with Thierry Lacoste. (Eringer possesses documents on this matter.)
134. Eringer wrote in his journal about HSH: "No leadership skills, out of his depth, refuses to take charge." Eringer was not the only one to think such things. Others close to HSH were equally concerned. And Monegasques on the street were already saying that HSH was not in control of his country: that Monaco was being run by bad guys. For example, Stephen Salzman was said to have used influence with HSH to secure a property development deal for the British Candy brothers, Nick and Christian, from whom he allegedly received an apartment valued at about three million Euros.


Although I find Eringers behavior despicable and unbecoming of anyone who calls themselves an intelligence officer, I believe that Albert should really just settle the original lawsuit and hopefully learn a lesson. I repeat, I think that Albert is a truly good-nature and intelligent person, but I just don't understand these excuses or categorically dismissal of anything negative about him, especially based on his history. Eringers presence in Alberts life only reinforces my belief that Albert is a poor judge of people true nature and character. Before becoming an intelligence officer in the U.S., the security clearance may take any where from two months to a year and the investigation addresses comprehensively one's loyalty to the United States, strength of character, trustworthiness, honesty, reliability, discretion, and soundness of judgment. After a couple of weeks from meeting Eringer, Albert trusted this man with very sensitive information. Big mistake!

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