Princess Antionette of Monaco Turns 90 years old

On January 8, 2011, Princess Antoinette of Monaco, sister of the late HSH Prince Rainier III of Monaco, celebrated her 90th birthday.

Many of her friends and family were there including HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover and HSH Princess of Monaco.

To view more images please click the link below.

Source and photos courtesy of: Nice-Matin by PHOTOPQR/NICE MATIN/OLIVIER OGERON

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Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Attend the Dancing Procession of Echternach in Luxembourg

On January 9, 2011, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the Dancing Procession of Echternach Cultural Heritage of Humanity (La Procession dansante d’Echternach au patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’humanité) in Luxembourg.

To view photos of the event please visit the official website of the Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg at: Monarchie.lu

Source: monarchie.lu

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to Attend the Art of the Olympians in Fort Myers, Florida

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco will attend the Art of Olympians in Fort Myers, Florida on March 5, 2011.

Per the PR News Wire:

[The AOTO] will welcome His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco to Southwest Florida on March 5, 2011 as he shows his support for the acclaimed Art of the Olympians Museum and Galleries at the Al Oerter Center for Excellence. Prince Albert II, a five-time Olympian in the Bobsleigh event, and a member of the International Olympic Committee, and great supporter of both arts and sports initiatives.

‘Sport and the arts are perhaps the greatest two fields available to leaders who want to affect the lives of an entire population,’ said His Serene Highness Prince Albert II.

It is unknown at this point if his fiancée, Miss Charlene Wittstock, will attend the event alongside Prince Albert.  Most likely she will.

When more information comes available I will let you know.

Source: PR Newswire.com Photo courtesy of Zimbio.com by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe.

Miss Charlene Wittstock ‘The New Grace’ (Not my Words)

Well, folks, it is inevitable at this point, and all fingers should be pointed to the PR management at the Palais Princier de Monaco.  Yes, that’s right… I’m pointing my finger at those who are overly paid, and who have no idea what they are doing, at the Palace in Monaco.

So why am I blaming them?  Well, first was their insistence that Miss Charlene Wittstock speak with the reporter from Tatler magazine, then their enthusiasm that she dress like the late movie star turned HSH Princess of Monaco, and not notice that there may be a backlash or problem with it.  Nor, did they realize that it is simply odd to promote such a notion (did that make any sense?)

Any way, the Spanish magazine, Hola, recently ran an article entitled, “The New Grace” in reference to Miss Charlene Wittstock.

Hmm.

Here is what they, Hola Magazine, has to say:

This summer will at last be a new Grace to Monaco. With great power of seduction, aristocratic and natural elegance, but also with golden hair and eyes as heaven.  The Prince promised power in its resemblance in each public appearance with poses, outfits, hairstyles, makeup to the delight of his countrymen. Thus from the beginning the sovereign and his girlfriend did not hide his love, but he also made her a place in many official events.  She impeccably served as his makeshift role of First Lady. And Monaco fell for her as it did fifty years ago and they were happy for Charlene to occupy the gap left by  Princess Grace.

Okay.

Source: Hola.com Photo courtesy of Hola.com and some dudes who took the photos.  You’re welcome.