Archive | January 31, 2011

Charlene Wittstock to Return to South Africa

The South African online newspaper, IOL News, is reporting that Miss Charlene Wittstock will return to South Africa next week to spend time with her family, friends, and to compete in a swimming race, the Midmar Mile.

According to the report, the Midmar Mile is the:

…largest open water swim event in the world and is famed for ambience and camaraderie. Wittstock said she had met Midmar race director Wayne Riddin when he was in Monaco and then started thinking about swimming a race at a social level but also to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics.

Miss Wittstock also noted that even though she is not in “…Olympic condition…” she is looking forward to the race.

Well, good luck to her and others participating in the race.

To read the article in its entirety please click the link: IOL News

Source: IOL News

HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock Attend a Soccer Match in Monaco

On January 30, 2011, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco along with his fiancee, Charlene Wittstock attended the French League One soccer match at the Louis II Stadium in, where else, Monaco.

Looking as if they were freezing their okoles off, the couple cheered on Team Monaco against their opponent, Team Marseille. Not sure who won the game at this time, but when I find out I am sure you will be more than happy, no?

Also, I have to say this because, well, I just do.  That thick coat Miss Wittstock is wearing… yeah… um… it’s not doing her any favors if you know what I mean.

There.  I said it.    :)

To view more photos from tonight’s event please click the link below.   :)

Source and Photos courtesy of: Day Life by REUTERS/Eric Gaillard.

***Credit given to Bystander, from Royal Dish, for finding this information and photos first!  Merci!

Happy Birthday to HRH Prince Felipe of Asturias!

On January 30, 1968 Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia was born to HM King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain.

Born in Madrid, Spain he is the only son to King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia and heir to the Spanish throne.  Prince Felipe has two sisters, Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina.  After he graduated from Lakefield College in Ontario, Canada the Prince was accepted to the Autonomous University.  From there he earned his Master of Science at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.    Prince Felipe is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Catalan.

On May 22, 2004, he married the beautiful Spanish newscaster, Letizia Ortiz in a lavish ceremony at the Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almudena inMadrid, Spain. Today the couple have two daughters, Infanta Leonor and Infanta Sofia.

 

 

 

 

It is unknown how the Prince will celebrate his day, but I have no doubt in my mind he ill spend part of it with his family and friends.

So, happy birthday Prince Felipe!   :)

The online Spanish newspaper, Diez Minutos, has a photo special in honor of Prince Felipe’s birthday, so please click the link to view: diezminutos.es

 

Source: Everywhere.  Photos courtesy of: Zimbio.com