Archive | March 24, 2011

Matilde Borromeo and H.S.H. Antonius zu Fürstenberg on holiday in St. Moritz

Since their announcement of their engagement interest in Countess Matilde Borromeo and her fiancé, H.S.H Prince Antonius zu Fürstenberg, has peaked for many royal watchers.

With that being said, the couple are currently featured in this month’s Italian Vanity Fair magazine whereupon the press found the couple on holiday in St. Moritz, Switzerland. There is a semi-lengthy article, in Italian obviously, with many photos so click the link to view and read:  Vanity Fair

H.R.H. The Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg in Turkey

Recently, as in today,  H.R.H. The Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg was in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey.  The reason why he was there:  To discuss trade and economics with various politicians from Turkey.

According to the Luxembourg government’s official website:

HRH Hereditary Grand Duke and the Minister Jeannot Krecke also had a working meeting with Minister of State in charge of Foreign Trade, Mehmet Zafer. The two sides stressed the great potential that exists in developing economic and trade relations between the two countries. While criticizing the stalled negotiations with his country’s accession to the European Union, the Minister Zafer praised Luxembourg’s support for his candidacy.

During the interview with the finance minister, Mehmet Simsek, the excellent political relations between Luxembourg and Turkey have been highlighted. It is therefore necessary to ensure that entrepreneurs of both countries meet more often. Jeannot Krecke regretted that insufficient attention has expressed a Luxembourg industrial world for this mission. According to Minister Simsek, Istanbul has the ambition to become a regional financial center, and in this context, the Luxembourg financial center can serve as a model.

To learn more about this trip as well as to see photos please click the links: Article One and Article Two

Source: Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg

The Funeral for the Late H.S.H Princess Antoinette of Monaco

On March 24, 2011, at 10am inside the Cathédrale de Monaco, the funeral for the late H.S.H. Princess Antoinette took place.  The entire Princely family of Monaco was there including the de Massy family as well as friends and dignitaries of Monaco.

The Roman Catholic funeral service, led by Monsignor Bernard Barsi, was a lovely one and the speech by H.S.H. Princess Antoinette’s granddaughter, Melanie-Antoinette de Massy, was touching.  A lovely tribute to her late grandmother.

After the service, at 12pm, the family travelled to the Chapelle de la Paix (Chapel of Peace) where H.S.H. Princess Antoinette’s private burial was held.

There are many photos from the funeral service as well as a video; however, I do not feel comfortable posting photos of a grief-stricken family.  With that being said, if you would like to see the images from today please click the links: Paris MatchZimbio.com ,  DayLife,  and a Video

Source: Nice-Matin