On May 31, 2011, T.R.H.s Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended at concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
The purpose of the event/concert was in remembrance of the victims and the devastation of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and the tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.
It is unknown if any money was raised from this event, which would obviously be sent to Japan, but one can only hope.
To view photos please click the links here and here. To watch a video please click the link here.
Photo courtesy of: Koninklijkhuis.nl
According to the French newspaper, Nice-Matin, shiny new trumpets have been custom-made, for the upcoming marriage between H.S.H. Prince Albert II and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock. The sole purpose for these new trumpets… they will play a new classical music piece composed especially for the new princess.
…the prince has ordered four custom trumpets…
Twenty-four musicians will open at the end of civil marriage. They will play the Princess Charlene’s anthem (Ode to Princess Charlene) on the Palace Square, where the couple will appear on the balcony in front of the Monaco citizens.
The four-minute piece, arranged and orchestrated by Jean-Christophe Aurnague, organist of the Church of the Sacred Heart, and Christian Escaffre.
Huh. Well that’s cool.
Source and photo courtesy of: Nice-Matin by Dulière/Prince’s Palace
With less than 31 days until the princely wedding in Monaco the official wedding stamps and postcards will finally be released tomorrow for public consumption.
In the local shops there are a myriad of lovely photo displays of the couple including this miniature gold wedding carriage (it’s supposed to be the couple.)
Finally, on the official site for the princely house of Monaco, Palais Princier de Monaco, new souvenirs have been added to their Marriage Princier page including a token with the couple’s monogram on it, an iPhone holder, a cheesy-looking dinner plate, and a pocket mirror.
To view some of the latest items for sale please click the link here.
Photo courtesy of: Monaco Matin
On May 30, 2011, Charlene Wittstock, the future princess of Monaco, attended a charity fundraiser in Monte-Carlo. The purpose of the event was to raise money for the Special Olympics. The event, entitled “The Road to Athens”, raised a significant amount of money for those participating in the next Special Olympics to be held in Athens, Greece staring on June 25, 2011.
To view photos please click the link here.
Photo courtesy of: Isopix
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on the cover of the July issue (available on June 3) of Vanity Fair magazine just in time for their highly anticipated tour of Canada and California.
The cover is a photo outtake from famed photographer, Mario Testino.
Photo courtesy of: Mario Testino/Vanity Fair
Days after her gala birthday concert with 500 of her closest friends, the lovely Princess Maxima of the Netherlands got right back to work. This afternoon, May 30, 2011, the princess attended the Impact Investing conference in Amsterdam.
The purpose of the event is to discuss, what else, investing as well as “…investing in companies and projects with social and environmental objective.”
To view photos please click the link here. To watch a video please click the link here.
Sources: Koninklijkhuis.nl and PPE
Photo courtesy of: Koninklijkhuis.nl
With less than one month and three days before the princely wedding in Monaco on July 1 and 2, 2011, between H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Miss Charlene Wittstock, the couple have been quite open with the media about their relationship, their upcoming nuptials, and much more.
As you know by now, the prince and Miss Wittstock recently gave an exclusive interview to French journalist, Jean-Claude Narcy, from the network, TF1, which aired this past Saturday May 28.
Here is an extra video clip from the interview. Click here to watch. For those who live in France you may watch the full interview here.
To read the translated article from Madame Figaro please click the link here.
Photo courtesy of: Madame Figaro