Archive | June 7, 2011

The History of the Grimaldi Family: A Mini Digital Archive

In today’s edition of newspaper, Monaco-Matin, there is an interesting short story about the history of the Grimaldi family. Essentially, it is a mini digital archive containing bios about the entire princely family of Monaco.

Click here to view; then click the play button on the second graphic and use your mouse to scroll and read (it’s in French, by the way.)

Source and photo courtesy of: Monaco-Matin

The Future Princess of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock, Gives Another Interview

top-billing-charlene-wittstock-jo-ann-strauss-royal-monaco-wedding-002Recently, the future Princess of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock, gave an interview to journalist from SABC3 in South Africa as part of their upcoming special about the princely wedding.  The German television network, ZDF, aired a portion of the interview from SABC3 weeks before their own two-part documentary entitled, Eine Fursten fur Monaco: Die Hochzeit von Albert & Charlene, that will air on June 21 and 30, 2011.

Here is a snippet from the SABC3/ZDF interview where Charlene speaks about her “second” wedding in Durban, South Africa, her dress, her future role, and other stuff.   Click here to watch. 

Thanks to journalist Thinus Ferreira from South Africa for the photo.     :)

Read more here.

H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands in Amsterdam

On June 7, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the “I’m In” national summer activities at the Wibaut College in Amsterdam.

The purpose of the “I’m In” event was to encourage the youth to not drop out of school after their summer holidays are over.  Who knew there was a high drop-out rate in the Netherlands… hmmm.  Furthermore, this event also promotes the youth to get involved in summer activities (I guess so they will stay of out trouble.)

To view photos of the awesome Princess Maxima participating in this great event please click the links here and here. 

Photo courtesy of: Koninklijkhuis.nl

H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg At the Tour de Luxembourg

On June 6, 2011, H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, along with various members of his family, attended various stages of the Tour de Luxembourg.  Unfamiliar with the Tour de Luxembourg?  Well, it’s a bike race that takes place in — you guessed it — Luxembourg.  The race is also considered to be a prepping point for those who participate in the famous Tour de France.

Any way, there are several photos of the Grand Duke, who is looking quite healthy these days, so please click the link here to view. 

Source and photo courtesy of:  Cour Grand Ducale de Luxembourg by Paul Hinger

Monaco Princely Wedding: The ZDF Television Schedule

With less than three and a half weeks until the princely wedding in Monaco between H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Miss Charlene Wittstock, the German television network, ZDF, has released their programming schedule for the wedding.

Phew… long sentence.  Sorry about that.   :)

On June 21 and 30, 2011,  ZDF will air a two-part documentary about the couple entitled, Eine Fursten fur Monaco: Die Hochzeit von Albert & Charlene.  Part One will focus on Miss Wittstock, her life in South Africa, her swimming career and much more.  The commentors in the documentary include many of Miss Wittstock’s close friends and family.  Part Two, entitled Countdown: To the Fairytale Wedding (something like that)  which focuses on the couple’s relationship and of course their upcoming nuptials.

On July 1, 2011, ZDF will have a special about the civil wedding.  Then on July 2, 2011, the television network will show the entire religious wedding in Monaco beginning at 2:30pm hours before the ceremony is to begin hosted by Karen Webb and Norbert Lehmann.

To read more, in German, click the link: Wedding schedule 

Photo courtesy of:  TF1.fr