Monaco’s Prince Pierre Foundation Awards

  May 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm by

Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover, as the Foundation’s President, presided over awards for her grandfather’s memorial foundation, the Prince Pierre Foundation (Fondation Pronce Pierre in French) in Paris on May 7.

His Serene Highness Prince Pierre, born Count Pierre de Polignac of Guidel, Morbihan, Brittany, France, assumed the surname Grimaldi and the title Prince of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois on his arranged marriage to Princess Charlotte of Monaco, the illegitimate daughter of the Prince Louis II of Monaco. Although the couple later divorced, they had two children – Princess Antoinette and Prince Rainier III.

07 May 2009, Paris, France --- Peter Eotvos receives the award of Musical Creation by HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover. --- Image by © Stephane Cardinale/People Avenue/Corbis

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After his divorce from Princess Charlotte, Prince Pierre remained close to his children and became a patron of the literary arts by providing prizes. His son, Prince Rainier III created the Prince Pierre foundation in early 1966 from the earlier work as a memorial tribute to his father who died in 1964.

According to the Prince Pierre Foundation website, “Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover is The President of The Foundation. Each year, it organizes a distribution of Prizes awarded by three Councils, or jurys, who gather world famous personalities.”

The Prizes include “The Literary prize and Discovery Prize,” “The Prize of Musical Composition,” and “The International Prize of Contemporary Art,” “The Rainier III Grand Prize” all of which award 15,000 Euros and the “Princess Grace Foundation Prize,” which awards 8,000 Euros.

A News video (in French) from event is available, as is a Monaco news article, also in French.

More information on the event can be found in this thread.

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