Archive | June 25, 2011

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover Attend the 2011 Global Champions Tour in Monte-Carlo

It sure has been a busy week for H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and this afternoon he had a chance to attend the 2011 Global Champions Tour in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.  Joining him at this world-class equestrian event was his older sister the lovely H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover.

The royal and princely duo watched Princess Caroline’s daughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, participate in the competition where she placed 3rd.  Miss  Casriaghi is also the honorary president of the Monaco Horse Show whereupon she released an official statement on the Global Champions Tour website noting:

I am proud to present this year’s Monaco Horse Show and Pro-Am Cup and it is my great pleasure to welcome the international riders, sponsors and spectators to three-days of high quality equestrian sport. (source)

After the event was over their was another cocktail party which the young equestrian attended.  It is unknown if H.S.H. Prince Albert and H.R.H. Princess Caroline attended as well.

To view photos please click the links herehere, and here.

To learn more about the Global Champions Tour please visit their official website here.

Source and photos courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters/Eric Gaillard and Tony Barson/GettyImages

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend A Medal Ceremony

On June 25, 2011, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a medal ceremony in Windsor, England to “…present service medals to members of the Irish Guards…” who recently returned from Afghanistan.

To watch videos please clicks here and here.  

To read an article from the Telegraph newspaper regarding today’s ceremony please click here. 

And, finally, photos, photos, photos, and even more photos. 

Source and photo courtesy of:  Zimbio/ WPA Pool/GettyImagesEurope

Charlene Wittstock in Athens, Greece

In one week, Miss Charlene Wittstock will finally marry her longtime boyfriend, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in a two lavish ceremonies in Monaco.  But, before she officially becomes the princess of Monaco, the former Olympian flew to Athens, Greece to participate in the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Athens 2011.

As the global ambassador for the Special Olympics is was her duty and pleasure to attend the opening ceremony to support the athletes as well as to mingle with other distinguished guests.

To view photos please click the link here.  To learn more about the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Athens 2011 please click the link here. 

Charlene Wittstock and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Attend a Cocktail Party for the Jumping International de Monte-Carlo

On June 24, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and the future princess of Monaco, Charlene, attended a cocktail party for the Jumping International de Monte-Carlo.  In case you were wondering, no, they did not give an interview.   :)

To view photos please click the links here and here.   For the second photo link type in the word “Monaco” in the search box.   :)

H.I.H. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan in Germany: Day Three

H.I.H. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan spent his third day in Berlin, Germany attending boring meetings as well as stopping by a local primary school simply to say, “Hi!”

After all that was over, the sweet crown prince visited some of the most impressive sites in Berlin including the Nikolaikirche Museum and the magnificent Pergamon Museum where he was given a tour by Hermann Parzinger, President of Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.   The duo stood in awe of many of the artifacts held within the Pergamon Museum; moreover, the crown prince was given a cool lecture about the “…famous Ishtar Gate by Mr. Parzinger…” 

To view photos please click the link here. 

Source and photos courtesy of: Daylife via Reuters/Tobias Schwarz

Where to Watch the Monaco Princely Wedding on July 1 and 2, 2011 (International Audiences Only)

In exactly one week the princely wedding in Monaco will take place beginning with the civil ceremony in the Throne Room at the Palais Princier de Monaco on July 1, 2011.

For the past several months many living outside of Europe have been wondering, “Will the wedding be streamed online and where can I watch it?”  Well, I have just learned — via Visit Monaco Twitter — that the civil and religious ceremonies will be available to watch online via the official website for the Monaco princely family.

Here is the link.  Bookmark it.

Now, if for some reason that site crashes due to heavy traffic you can always check out  ZDF (beginning at 2:30pm Germany time) and/or Euronews.  If those sites crash as well… sorry.  Can’t help you.   :)

Second, here is the list of countries that will air the wedding live on television and their links:

France:  You can read the information here. 

South Africa: SABC3 official site that will air the wedding.

Sweden: Read more about it here.

Germany: ZDF 

There is a good chance one of the networks in Italy will air the wedding.  Which one will it be, I have no idea at this time.

Finally, at this time none of the networks in the United States will air the wedding live on television.  Also, it is unknown at this time if TVMonde: États-Unis will broadcast the wedding as well.

Wedding Concert with Jean Michel Jarre:

If you are interested in watching the wedding concert with Jean Michel Jarre, on July 1, you can via Ustream here or here. 

As the wedding day approaches I am sure I will be updating and adding new information so stay tuned.   :)

Sources: Visit Monaco and Palais.mc

Photo courtesy of: Palais.mc