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Monaco’s Princely Family Ends the Month on High Notes of Religion, Sport & Fashion

  January 30, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The Monegasque people are busy this week with the feast days of their patron saint, Saint Devote, which is celebrated over two days in the last week of January. There is also the circus happening, and that ends on the same day of the feast. Last week, we can imagine that the tiny principality was amok with the roaring of car engines and the smell of burning rubber — the … Continue reading

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Charlene Joins the Circus; Caroline Raises Funds for Burundi Orphans

  January 26, 2011 at 4:07 am by

Charlene Wittstock, Monaco’s soon-to-be Princess Consort, accompanied her fiance, the Sovereign Prince Albert II, today to the Big Tent in Fontvieille for the awards ceremony of the 35th edition International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. Grimaldi cousins Keith Sebastian Knecht and Laetitia de Massy Brouwer sat behind Prince Albert, Charlene, Princess Stephanie and Miss Pauline Ducruet. As over the weekend, the color black, with the one exception being the blue Scarf … Continue reading

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Circus de Monaco: 35 Years and Still Going Strong

  January 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm by

Elephants, horses, camels, and tigers! Oh no! Once again, Monaco is overrun by animals, acrobats, and clowns. Saturday afternoon, there was the parade of the circus animals from the Big Tent in Fontvieille, winding its way through the streets and around the Rock, and ending at the Palace, where the acts began! Besides the five animal acts, there was the high-wire act by the Weishet troupe. This ritual of the … Continue reading

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Prince Albert rides on a camel to see the Pyramids of Giza

  January 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm by

His Serene Highness the Prince Albert II of Monaco has never been one to shirk a physical challenge! As he proceeds into what will be his 53rd year of life, and the fifth year of his reign, he chose to do so not on the soles of his Italian shoes or behind the wheel of his hybrid car, but rather on the hump of a camel! It is true! The … Continue reading

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United Family of Monaco Evokes the Christmas Spirit

  December 19, 2010 at 7:54 am by

It must have been a bit nippy in Monaco on Wednesday, 15 December. Imagine it! In the middle of December, the ladies of the Principality had to wear long sleeves! Princess Caroline wore a beautiful green wool jacket by her favorite designer (do we really need to name him?). She pinned a Christmas tree brooch on the jacket. Princess Stephanie opted for a black peacoat, the exact color of her … Continue reading

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Charlene Scores Two Fashion Hits in Two Weeks

  December 4, 2010 at 4:40 am by

Did Charlene Wittstock take some fashion tips from her future sister-in-law Princess Caroline? If so, Prince Albert’s fiancee owes his sister a hearty thanks! Normally, an event like the 4th International Peace & Sport Forum’s gala probably wouldn’t attract too much attention from the fashion blogs. But on Thursday, 2 December, Miss Wittstock transformed a typically uninspiring occasion, and dress, into an OH WOW. It was the kind of elegant … Continue reading

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Charlene Wittstock, Outshines with Elegance on Monaco’s National Day

  November 21, 2010 at 9:38 pm by

Once more, the Grimaldi Family got together to celebrate the Principality’s National Day festivities along with their people. Prince Albert II could enjoy a fantastic day, and introduced Charlene Wittstock for the very first time as his fiancée, and future wife. The Sovereign attended Saint Nicholas Cathedral Mass in the morning with sisters Princess Caroline of Hannover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco. Both ladies gave a regal, elegance presence, dressed … Continue reading

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Princess Grace Awards and Monaco Media Forum

  November 11, 2010 at 9:34 pm by

On Wednesday night, the red carpet and Princess Grace Awards backdrop were laid out at New York City’s Cipriani restaurant. Doors opened at 6:30 PM for the reception and “silent auction,” which were followed at 7:30 by the awards ceremony, dinner, and “live auction.” Presiding over the event: Royal PGF chairman Princess Caroline of Hanover, and the Gala chair Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, whose husband, Charles Evans, is a Platinum Sponsor … Continue reading

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Albert II and Fiancee in Japan

  November 2, 2010 at 3:19 am by

Prince Albert II of Monaco has brought his bride-to-be, Charlene Wittstock, to the Palace of Tokyo, where she was introduced to the Emperor and Empress of Japan. There aren’t many royals who make Grimaldis seem tall, but Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko certainly do! Their Imperial Majesties stood approximately a head shorter than the Prince and Miss Wittstock, who visited Japan in order to attend the X Conference of the … Continue reading

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Prince Albert in India and China

  October 11, 2010 at 12:07 am by

In the past week, Prince Albert II of Monaco visited both India and China. On Sunday, the 3rd of October, the Sovereign joined Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, for the opening ceremony of the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games. Well-known for his love of sports, Prince Albert is, many-times-over, an Olympic athlete and, besides this, he is a member of the International Olympic Committee. He is also President … Continue reading

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Prince Albert opens Da Vinci Exposition and Chairs the Electric Car Summit

  September 24, 2010 at 8:18 am by

The Association Dante Alighieri Monaco joined with the Association Monaco-Italie under the grand canopy of the Grimaldi Forum for a historic exposition of Leonardo da Vinci’s Atlantic Code. The exposition of 1200 drawings from Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana, has been held at the Grimaldi Forum from 2-24 September 2010. Of course, we have to thank Prince Albert II for his patronage of this exposition. But there is also a Casiraghi connection. … Continue reading

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Miss Casiraghi adds Public Safety to her roles

  September 13, 2010 at 12:12 am by

This year Charlotte Casiraghi, older daughter of the Hereditary Princess Caroline of Monaco, has gained two significant stripes of national duty this year. The first was in June, when her new role as Honorary President of the Jumping International de Monte-Carlo gained recognition. Now she has been appointed to the role of Godmother of the Public Safety for the Maritime and Airport Police of Monaco. It was on Tuesday, 7 … Continue reading

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62nd Monegasque Red Cross Ball

  August 4, 2010 at 6:13 am by

As every year before it, the 62nd Red Cross Ball of Monaco was full of intrigue. If the Sovereign Prince and his bride-to-be weren’t enough of a sensation on their arrival at the seafaring-theme gala, there was his younger sister to take up the slack. Prince Albert walked into the Sporting Club with his fiancee, Miss Wittstock, and his sister, Princess Stephanie, on each arm. Also, apparently, Nicole Valerie Coste, … Continue reading

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Fight AIDS Monaco

  July 19, 2010 at 12:54 am by

Prince Albert II, Sovereign of Monaco, turned out with his future wife, Miss Charlene Wittstock, in support of another very important woman in his life, the younger sister he always tried to protect. Princess Stephanie of Monaco presided over a gala for the charity she founded six years ago, Fight AIDS Monaco, in the Room of the Stars at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club. Princess Stephanie freshly bronzed from the sun … Continue reading

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Charlene Wittstock & Prince Albert – Why Now?

  June 27, 2010 at 6:33 am by

This month, royal watchers were speculating about the odds of another royal couple’s engagement. Daily Beast editor Tina Brown opened a Pandora’s Box of hopes and doubts relating to a couple of “missing” dates on the Court Circular, that monthly bulletin of scheduled activities for the British royal family. Alas, to the surprise of few, if any, Prince William and Kate Middleton demonstrated (again) that they will not be cornered … Continue reading

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Palace Announces Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock’s Engagement

  June 24, 2010 at 1:49 am by

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has announced the engagement between HSH Prince Albert II and his girlfriend of several years, Ms Charlene Lynette Wittstock. The news was announced yesterday, Wednesday June 23rd. The couple attended the June 19th wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden together, which many saw as ‘hinting’ towards an engagement. An official portrait was released also, to commemorate the betrothal. Click here to view the engagement … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Flower Power

  April 29, 2010 at 1:32 am by

On April 24th, the 43rd International Flower Show and the 13th Salon “Reveries sur Jardins” took place in Monaco. The Sovereign, Prince Albert II, arrived for the double-billed event with his elder sister. Princess Caroline cut a brazen figure in peep-toe Louboutin heels and fishnet stockings. She wore a billowy taupe green, sleeveless summer dress with a V-neck. Her necklace had gigantic Jade gemstones, pearls, and crystals. There was an … Continue reading

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Monaco Rose Ball, Moroccan Style

  March 31, 2010 at 12:59 am by

Saturday, 27 March 2010: The “Salle des Étoiles” in the Monte Carlo Sporting Club was alighted for the occasion of Monaco’s 56th Annual Bal de la Rose. The ball, with a fresh theme each year, raises money for the Princess Grace Foundation. This year the theme was Moroccan, so the “Stars Room” was decorated under the mastery of Princess Caroline’s friend, Jacques Grange. Grange combined Oriental style, produced in and … Continue reading

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Royals Say Goodbye to Vancouver

  March 2, 2010 at 2:13 am by

The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games have finished, and the royals have all headed back home to continue with their yearly engagements. Here’s how they spent their final week in Vancouver: The Dutch Royals On February 20th, the Crown Princely Family was back at the Richmond Olympic Oval for more speed skating, and more Dutch gold. Mark Tuitert came in first place in the Men’s 1500m Speed Skating, while Willem-Alexander, Máxima … Continue reading

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How the Royals Spent the First Week of Vancouver 2010

  February 23, 2010 at 4:45 am by

A number of royals are currently in Vancouver, Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Those who are members of the International Olympic Committee had already been out and about in Vancouver before the Games started. Here is how they all spent the first week of the Games. Friday February 12th – Opening Ceremony Royals are a regular fixture at opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, beginning their support of … Continue reading

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