Archive | October 17, 2011

An Exhibit at the Villa Paloma: Nouveau Musée National de Monaco Featuring H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess of Monaco

At the Villa Paloma: Nouveau Musée National de Monaco there is a new exhibition entitled, 3 Expositions + 1 Film: Heritage in Monaco, which tells the story of the history of the principality through rare photographs as well as documents.  Princess Caroline is a highlight of the exhibition in which several portraits are on display of the princess by famed artists such as the late Helmut Newton, designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld, Francesco Vezzoli, and many more.

3 Expositions + 1 Film: Heritage in Monaco runs through January 8, 2012 at the Villa Paloma. To view photos please click here. To learn more about the exhibition please click here.

H.R.H. The Hereditary Grand Duke Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg in China

H.R.H. The Hereditary Grand Duke Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg is currently in China as part of an economic delegation.  According to the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg Prince Guillaume along with Jeannot Krecké, the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, will visit various cities including Shanghai and Chongqing.  This afternoon, the prince visited the company, Huawei Technology, in Shenzhen.

To view photos please click here. 

Courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg

T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco to Visit Toronto, Canada. Plus, Other News

It has been confirmed that T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco will visit Toronto, Canada where they will officially open the exhibition, Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess, on November 2, 2011 (open to the public on November 4).

The exhibition, based on the Grimaldi Forum’s The Grace Kelly Years, will be held at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Bell Lightbox.  Director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival, Piers Handling, noted:

It is an honour to welcome members of The Monegasque Princely family to TIFF Bell Lightbox. Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess is a tribute to the life and style of one of the world’s most beloved stars and to have Prince Albert and Princess Charlène open the exhibition is a great privilege.

After the opening there will be a gala reception in honor of the prince and princess of Monaco. 

Meanwhile, the princely couple are still in Auckland, New Zealand enjoying the 2011 Rugby World Cup.  But, it is not all fun and games for the prince and princess. The Palais Princier de Monaco announced that H.S.H. Prince Albert II will participate in various official functions whilst in lovely New Zealand including an official meeting with the prime minister, Mr. John Key.  Discussions will include the:

…development of economic links between the two countries and the initiative relating to the protection of cetaceans, in areas located beyond the “Permanent Protection of Cetaceans on the High Seas” jurisdiction introduced by the Principality.

Prince Albert II is expected to attend the New Zealand Olympic Committee centenary dinner on October 20.  The princely couple will also visit Christchurch where:

…the prince will visit the engineering firm ‘Scott Industry’ and the Antarctic Research Institute. An in-depth scientific partnership is planned between this agency, which aims to improve multi-disciplinary research into the Antarctic and the Prince’s Foundation.

Come next weekend, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene will attend the 2011 Rugby World Cup finals.

Courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco.   :)