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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Who’s That On The Podium? It’s Raphaël!

  May 14, 2017 at 7:25 pm by

There was a surprise guest on the winner’s podium at the 2017 FIA Formula E Monaco ePrix on Saturday afternoon, as Raphaël Elmaleh, three-year-old son of Charlotte Casiraghi, joined his mother during the trophy presentation. Young Raphaël was happily kept occupied by two toy race cars – how apt! – as Prince Albert II of Monaco presented trophies to the race’s top three finishers. Also present was Louis Ducruet, nephew of Prince Albert … Continue reading

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No Joy For The Home Side: Monaco Royals Attend Champions League Semi-Final

  May 3, 2017 at 9:38 pm by

There were no smiles on the faces of the Monaco Princely Family on Wednesday May 3 as they watched AS Monaco Football Club go down 0-2 to Juventus during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final. Prince Albert and Princess Charlène were joined by Andrea Casiraghi and Louis Ducruet, accompanied by his girlfriend Marie Chevalier, in the stands of the Stade Louis II for the match. All five … Continue reading

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Prince Albert Visits Site of the Second Battle of the Aisne

  April 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm by

On Tuesday April 18, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco visit part of the site of the Second Battle of the Aisne, one of the many battles of the First World War. It was fought along France’s Chemin des Dames in April-May 1917. Prince Albert, whose great-grandfather Louis II of Monaco fought in the battle, visited the battle’s memorial, where he saw different artefacts connected to the conflict.

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“Despicable and Horrible” Prince Albert Says of Football Bus Attack

  April 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco has called the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus “simply despicable and horrible” when speaking to RTL this evening hours after the incident. Three explosions went off near the football team’s bus as it made its way to the stadium in Dortmund, Germany for their Champions League quarterfinal leg against AS Monaco. “We got the news from the Dortmund players in little bits, and then we … Continue reading

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A Shy Gabriella Joins Her Parents at Saint Dévote Rugby Tournament

  March 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm by

Two-year-old Princess Gabriella of Monaco today joined her parents, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène, at the seventh Saint Dévote Rugby Tournament, though the little one proved a little shy and kept her face hidden in her mother’s coat for much of her appearance. Held at the Stade Louis II, the tournament is put together by the Monegasque Rugby Federation in support of the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. Fifteen teams of … Continue reading

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A Soccer Outing For Monaco’s Sovereign Prince & His Nephews

  March 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco was joined by two of his nephews on Wednesday at Fontvieille’s Stade Louis II for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round 16 match between Monaco and Manchester City. The Prince, new father Pierre Casiraghi and Louis Ducruet ended the match jubilantly, as the home team scored a late goal to seal a victory on away-goals and move them into the next round. The … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Red: Princess Charlène Stuns At Laureus World Sports Awards

  February 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

On Valentine’s Day evening, the Princess of Monaco was stunning in a red Carolina Herrera evening gown as she attended the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards with her husband, Prince Albert II. The gown, with its sweetheart neckline and sweeping train, was perfect on the tall Charlène, who paired the dress with a pair of long diamond earrings. During the awards ceremony, both Prince Albert and Princess Charlène presented awards … Continue reading

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Albert, Charlene and The Twins Celebrate Saint Devote Day

  January 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm by

Prince Albert of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene attended service at Monaco Cathedral in Monaco as part of the Saint Devote day, A tradition in Monaco and one that the Grimaldi family have been celebrating since the 6th century. After the service, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene were joined on the balcony of the royal palace to watch the Saint Devote procession by their two year old twins, Princess … Continue reading

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Princess Stéphanie Joined By Brother and Children For Circus Festival Opening Night

  January 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm by

The 41st International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo kicked off this evening with the opening performance at the Fontvieille Big Top. As they do each year, several members of the Grimaldi family were in attendance for the performance. Princess Stéphanie, who is the President of the Festival, was accompanied by her brother, Prince Albert II, and two of her children, Louis and Pauline Ducruet. Wearing the Festival’s official scarves over their outfits, … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Princely Family Release 2016 Christmas Card

  December 21, 2016 at 2:44 pm by

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco have released their 2016 Christmas card, featuring a gorgeous photo of themselves with their twins – Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella – next to a snow-frosted Christmas tree decorated in red and gold. “May the joy and peace of the holiday season be with you in this New Year, 2017,” the card inscription reads in three languages (French, English and Italian). … Continue reading

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Jacques and Gabriella Join Their Parents At Annual Christmas Event

  December 14, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended the annual Christmas present giving at the royal palace in Monaco. The couple were joined by Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella at the start of the event in the courtyard. The royals posed with the children who attended the event. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene along with Camille Gottlieb and Louis Ducruet handed out gifts to children. Embed from Getty Images

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Jacques & Gabriella Enjoy Monaco’s Christmas Village

  December 3, 2016 at 10:23 pm by

Wearing jeans and warm winter coats, Monaco’s Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella have enjoyed a day at the Village de Noël in Monaco, as their parents, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, officially opened the village for the 2016 season. The twins – who celebrate their second birthday next weekend – held the hands of mum and dad as they walked through the stalls of the village, before they took … Continue reading

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Monaco Celebrates National Day With Traditional Ceremonies

  November 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

On Saturday, Monaco celebrated its National Day with all the traditional ceremonies that are held each year and attended by members of the Princely Family. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene were joined by Princess Caroline, her four children – Andrea, Pierre and Charlotte Casiraghi and Princess Alexandra of Hanover – and two daughters-in-law – Tatiana Santo Domingo and Beatrice Borromeo – and Princess Stephanie with her son Louis Ducruet for a … Continue reading

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A Visit To The Kremlin For Monaco’s Prince Albert

  October 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco has paid a visit to Russia today to mark the tenth anniversary of renewed diplomatic relations between the two countries. He and President Vladimir Putin had an audience at the Kremlin, ahead of opening an exhibition on the two countries’ history with each other. “The Romanovs and the Grimaldis: Three Centuries of History” is being run at the State Tretyakov Gallery as part of the Days of Monaco in Russia cultural … Continue reading

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Prince Jacques Takes Centre Stage At Pique-Nique des Monégasques

  September 10, 2016 at 6:57 pm by

The annual Pique-Nique des Monegasques was held today at the Princess Antoinette Park, and Hereditary Prince Jacques stole the show as he accompanied his parents to the event. Dressed in a red polo shirt and a pair of white trousers, the young Prince toddled through the event taking in the music and dancers dressed in Monaco’s national costumes Prince Albert and Princess Charlene watched their son proudly, while Jacques’ twin sister, Princess Gabriella, was taken … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Belgian Leg of IAAF Diamond League

  September 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

There were some royal spectators in the stands for this year’s edition of the Memorial Van Damme track and field meet at the King Baudouin Stadium – King Philippe and Queen Mathilde with their four children. Also joining them was Prince Albert II of Monaco for the event, which is one of the meets that makes up the 2016 Diamond League, a series of international meets to promote track and field. … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Teenage Caroline and Albert Enjoy A Night Karting

  August 26, 2016 at 8:00 am by

August 26, 1971: 14-year-old Princess Caroline and 13-year-old Prince Albert of Monaco spend the evening karting at the Siesta track in Antibes on the French Riviera. They were joined by their parents, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace.

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Royals in Rio – Day Three

  August 8, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

The royals have continued their support of the athletes in Rio on day three, here’s a round-up of where they were at today: Princess Anne watched as Team GB’s Edward Ling won a bronze medal in the men’s trap shooting. What a day for Ed Ling!A #Bronze medal & a royal conversation with Princess Anne!#rio2016 pic.twitter.com/24DNUIRiQt — Team GB (@TeamGB) August 8, 2016 Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark watched on … Continue reading

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Let The Games Begin! Rio Olympics Kick Off With Colourful Opening Ceremony

  August 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm by

The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has gone off in a sea of colour at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with several royals in attendance cheering on their country’s athletes as they entered the stadium. Showcasing Brazil’s long and diverse history, the ceremony took the audience on a journey of the country’s development, with large amounts of the music and colour that Brazil is known globally … Continue reading

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