Archive | June 3, 2011

Charlene Wittstock Discusses her New Role as the Global Ambassador of the Special Olympics in Monaco. Plus News About the Princely Wedding.

With less than 28 days until her wedding in Monaco, Charlene Wittstock, gave a brief interview recently about her new role as Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics in Monaco.   During a recent charity event, at JetSet, for the Special Olympics in Monte-Carlo, Miss Wittstock discussed her new position:

As I enter a new and very exciting new journey in my life, I am thrilled to become a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics” said Madame Charlene Wittstock. “Special Olympics is a Movement that has always been close to my heart as it uses the power of sport to make incredible changes in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities while transforming attitudes around the world. (source)

Click here to watch the video.

Finally, it was announced this afternoon that the South African television network, SABC3, is in the middle of negotiations with R&G Productions (the company that will air the international signal of the wedding for “…international distribution and to all countries having so requested. [They] will also be in charge of supplying any additional technical resources and services requested by international broadcasters present at the event…” (source)  to broadcast the religious wedding on July 2, 2011 in Monaco.  

hasn’t signed the broadcasting rights as yet and details like whether the wedding will be showed live, delayed live or be a somewhat later recording still need to be ironed out. However, the broadcaster says that SABC3 will definitely be showing the wedding on July 2, which it is calling The Royal Monaco Wedding. (source)

In other words, the papers will be signed and those in South Africa will be able to watch the wedding.

Also, SABC3 will also have an exclusive interview with the future Princess of Monaco:

The broadcaster will also air an exclusive interview with Wittstock on the channel’s weekly magazine show Top Billing as a primer to the wedding broadcast.Top Billing will air an exclusive profile interview with Charlene Wittstock to be broadcast on Tuesday June 14 at 19:30 on SABC3. (source)

Unfortunately, for those living outside of South Africa you cannot watch the wedding via SABC3.  The reason why you cannot watch it:  They don’t have online streaming at the moment.

Photo courtesy of:  Palais.mc

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in Estonia: Day Two

On his final day in Tallinn, Estonia, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco decided that he wanted to see the sites of this lovely town and well, so he did (it was on his official agenda anyway.)

So, the prince along with his bodyguards and several local VIP dignitaries meandered around the old town of Tallinn where he met with the locals and chowed down on the local cuisine.

After thirty minutes of walking here, there, and everywhere, in unfit shoes, Prince Albert was bushed.  Unfortunately, there was no time for a mid-afternoon nap.  You see, he had more business to take care of before he left Estonia.

At 12:30pm the prince had a long and important meeting with Prime Minister, Andrus Ansip, whereupon — on again — the two discussed bilateral relations as well as other issues such as the environment and economics.

To view photos of Prince Albert’s adventures in Estonia please click the link here. 

Source:  VM.ee

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends the 65th International Concours Hippique in Eindhoven

On June 3, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the 65th International Concours Hippique in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

As the queen arrived she was greeted with flowers, the usual cheers and applause (and rightfully so) from the spectators at the event.   Then she made her way to the viewing stands to watch the competition.

The event runs through Sunday June 5, 2011 so if you are interested in this sport why not attend and enjoy the day.

To view photos please click the link here.   To watch a video please click here.

Source:  ED.nl

Photo courtesy of:  Koninklijkhuis.nl