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Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco to Visit Australia

As you may or may not know by now Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco will visit Australia next year.  The purpose of the princess’s visit down under is to officially open the exhibition, Grace Kelly: Style Icon, at the Bendigo Art Gallery.

In a recent interview with Rob and Pete from Riviera Radio, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II noted that he would be unable to attend due to a prior commitment (he will participate in an environmental conference in France.) The prince also noted that Princess Charlene will be accompanied by one of her sisters-in-law, Princess Caroline of Hanover or Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

Princess Charlene will open the exhibition, Grace Kelly: Style Icon, on March 10, 2012.

To learn more about the Bendigo Art Gallery and the exhibition please visit their official website here.  If you are interested in seeing this exhibit tickets are now on sale.

H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco Attends Ein Herz für Kinder Charity Fundraising Gala in Berlin, Germany (VIDEOS)

On December 17, 2011, H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the Ein Herz für Kinder (Heart of the Children) television fundraising gala in Berlin, Germany. Ein Herz für Kinder is one of the most successful fundraisers on German television.  This year over 75 celebrities will participate as well as support the fundraising gala including Princess Charlene’s friend, Franziska von Almsick, Boris Becker, Senta Berger, Maria Furtwängler, Maite Kelly, Johannes B. Kerner, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, Herbert Knaup, Sonya Kraus, Kai plum, Jörg Pilawa, Birgit Schrowange, Sophia and Simone Thomalla Natalia Wörner and Bettina Zimmermann.

During the event, Princess Charlene was awarded the Golden Heart for her dedication to humanitarian causes specifically her longstanding commitment to charities that aid children and adolescents. In her acceptance speech the princess stated:

… tonight my thanks go to this wonderful organization, Heart of the Children, this Golden Heart Award means so much to me… Thank you.  I accept this award with great pride and joy on behalf of the countless volunteers who work so hard to help protect children in need everywhere and every day…

To view photos please click here.  

To watch  videos from the event please click here (Princess Charlene’s speech) and here.

Photo sent to TRC courtesy of Montblanc.  Thank you!   :)

T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Participate in L’arbre de Noël at the Palais Princier (VIDEO)

On December 14, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco participate in L’arbre de Noël at the Palais Princier de Monaco.

“It is a tradition that the Monégasque children are invited to the Palais…” for a Christmas party where loads of gifts are presents and lots of delicious treats are, well, eaten.    :)

To watch a video as well as to view photos please click the links below:

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters

H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco Nominated for the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year (VIDEO)

It was recently announced that H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco  was nominated for the World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene provides unbelievably outstanding support of the sport of open water swimming from her new position as the Princess of Monaco.   A former Olympic pool swimmer, the Princess did the Midmar Mile and became interested in doing more.  She is truly genuine, clearly charismatic and a major player in raising awareness and funds to support open water swimming, especially for Special Olympics athletes.  In myriad public and private ways, the Princess understands the global potential for doing good and instigating positive change in the world, especially when royalty, sports and causes intersect.  For her efforts to promote acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities and support of open water swimmers involved in the Special Olympics International movement, Her Royal Highness Charlene Wittstock is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

To learn more please click here. 

Source: Openwaterswimming.com

The Princess Charlene Foundation

It was announced by the Palais Princier de Monaco that H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco will officially launch her own charity entitled, The Princess Charlene Foundation beginning in 2012.  The purpose of the new foundation, headquartered in Monaco, is to “… help those in need across five different continents.”  

Also, there will be a new website launched for the Princess Charlene Foundation beginning next year which will specifically “…unveil the missions and the resources dedicated to future projects to be selected…”

T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Meet with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Attend the Polaris Climate Change Observatory Project Presentation in Cape Town Source

On December 8, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco met with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa.  During their visit the princely couple presented a check for one million Rand to one of Mr. Tutu’s charities, The Giving Organization.   Afterward, the prince and princess attended the Polaris Climate Change Observatory, hosted by Polar International Foundation, held at the Clock Tower in Cape Town.

To learn more about The Giving Organization as well as the Polaris Climate Change Observatory please click the links below:

To view photos please click the links below:

Source: Palais Princier de Monaco

Photo courtesy of: Zimbio/M.Rall

T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the One Billion Tree Event in Durban, South Africa

On December 7, 2011, T.S.H. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene attended the UNEP One Billion Tree Campaign/Climate Action Networking Reception in Durban, South Africa. During the event, Prince Albert II paid a special tribute to 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Professor Wangari Maatai, who passed away this past September 25, 2011.

Professor Wangari Maathai was the founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement and patron of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Billion Tree Campaign. Professor Maathai was one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners, internationally recognized for her commitment to democracy, human rights and conservation. source

To learn more about the One Billion Tree Campaign please visit their official website here. 

To view photos from today’s event please click here.  To watch a video please click here.

Tomorrow, the princely couple will met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town.

Photo courtesy of: Iol.co.za

T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Visit a Christmas Market in Monaco. Plus, Other News.

On December 5, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the opening of the Monaco Christmas Village located at Port Hercule.  The princely couple along with hundreds of attendees toured the “…19th Century Christmas Village…” whereupon they viewed various Christmas booths, workshops, food stands offering delicious Christmas treats, and much more.

Tomorrow, the royal couple will be in Durban, South Africa where Prince Albert II will participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference.  On December 7, the princely couple will attend the UNEP’s One Billion Tree Campaign event to be held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.  Finally, on December 8, the princely couple will arrive in Cape Town, South Africa where they will met with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  From there Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene will attend the Polaris Project presentation, again, in Cape Town.

To view photos from today’s event please click here.

Photo courtesy of Daylife/Reuters

T.S.H.s Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene and Princess Stephanie of Monaco Attend an Auction

On December 1, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene along with H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco participated in an auction, held at the Méridien Beach Plaza, to raise money for Fight AIDS Monaco.

During this year’s auction raised over 462,000 Euros from the sale of  50 art pieces sold including photographs, paintings and sculptures.  To learn more about Princess Stephanie’s personal charity, Fight AIDS Monaco, please click here.

To view photos please click here. 

Sources and photo courtesy of: Palais Princier de Monaco and Nice Matin.

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters

T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene along with H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco Attend the ‘Nuit des Associations’

On November 30, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene along with H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco attended the Nuit des Associations (Night of Associations) event held at the Salle des Etoiles du Sporting Club in Monaco.

The purpose of the gathering is to “…highlight the exceptional involvement of volunteers of different associations represented at the event.”  

To learn more about Nuit des Associations as well as H.S.H. Prince Albert II’s patronage, Jackpot du Coeur (a charity launched last year during the Nuit des Associations) please click the links below:

To view photos please click here. 

Source and photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco

T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Visit Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

On November 29, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco visited Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.  Upon their arrival the princely couple were greeted by Mayor Patrick Cesari and local dignitaries.  During their visit the prince and princess planted an Olive tree and unveiled a commemorative plaque with the inscription stating, “In recognition of the common history and relations of friendship between Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the Principality of Monaco.”

Source and photo courtesy of Monaco-Matin

T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend a Gala Concert in Celebration of Fête Nationale Monaco 2011

On November 19, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended a gala concert held at the Grimaldi Forum.  Also in attendance were H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover and her family, the de Massy family, and Mr. Chris Le Vine.

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Fête Nationale Monaco 2011 (VIDEOS)

On November 19, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco along with H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover and H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco celebrated Thanksgiving Mass and Te Deum at the Cathédrale de Monaco.  Also, in attendance were H.R.H. Princess Caroline’s children, Andrea, Charlotte and Pierre Casiraghi, members of the de Massy family, and Mr. Christopher Le Vine (the prince’s cousin).

After the Mass the members of the princely family returned to the Palais Princier de Monaco to witness the Ceremony of the Guard and the presentation of medals to the Police and Security Officers of the Palais Princier de Monaco in the courtyard of the palais.  Soon thereafter, T.S.H.s Prince Albert and Princess Charlene appeared in on the balcony of the palais where they waved to the hundreds of well-wishers.

In the early afternoon, there was an official luncheon to celebrate Fête Nationale 2011 and this evening there will be a cocktail party for the Diplomatic Corps as well as an invitation only gala concert at the Grimaldi Forum .

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