Archive | August 13, 2012

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Visits the Isle of Wight.

On Monday, August 13, 2012, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Isle of Wight.

The 91-year-old duke began his day with a luncheon at the County Club in Newport with members of the Chamber of Commerce.  From there he visited a “… mobile health unit, run by the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry at St. James’ Square.” Afterward, The Duke of Edinburgh visited the company, A.J. Wells and Sons.

Sources: Royal.gov.uk and IWCP

Les Coulisses du Mariage du Prince de Monaco: A Documentary (VIDEO)

Here is the documentary entitled, Les Coulisses du Marriage du Prince de Monaco.  The program, in French, focuses on the run-up (if that is the right word to use) to last year’s princely wedding in Monaco.  Close friends of the prince and princess are interviewed in this program including Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two-Sicilies, Duchess of Castro. Click the links below to watch.  Enjoy!   :)

Part One  Part Two  Part Three  Part Four Part Five  Part Six

Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco Visits South Africa

Over the weekend Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco returned to her hometown of Benoni, South Africa for a special visit.

The purpose of the visit was to surprise her grandmother, Sylvia, on her 91st birthday on Sunday August 12.  According to journalist, Mr. Cylde Meela, Princess Charlene was “… accompanied by her parents, Mike and Lynette, as well as her two brothers Gareth and Sean…”  

Grandmother Sylvia, who lives in a retirement home in Benoni, was beyond thrilled to see her family,  “… This is the best day of my life…” she said in an interview with Mr. Meela.  “I am 91 years old and I feel great! ”  

To read more about Princess Charlene’s visit to South Africa as well as to view a personal photo please click here.