On May 7, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, H.S.H. Hereditary Princess of Monaco attended the 44th Annual Concours International de Bouquets in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.  The lovely princess was in a fantastic mood as she walked through the myriad of flowers that were spread throughout the event venue at the Casino de Monte-Carlo.

The purpose for H.R.H. Princess Caroline attending this event was to judge the floral competition.  Every year, the Monaco Garden Club, organizes this competition which allows relative amateur floral designers from “… 100 to 150 distant countries…” a chance to showcase their talents to the world. Moreover, every year there is a theme in which all participants must adhere to.  This year’s theme:  South Africa.

To learn more about the Monaco Garden Club please click the link here.  To view photos please click the links here and here. 

Two days before the 44th Annual Concours International de Bouquets the princess participated in the final selection of various Chasubles that are to be worn during the “…the centenary of the Cathédrale de Monaco consecration…”  

According to the French newspaper, Nice-Matin, Princess Caroline’s main objective and duty was, “… to evaluate and override some of the clothing.  Key criteria’s include: originality, construction, finishing and symbolism.”  The winner of the competition will have the honor of seeing their design on the Cathédrale de Monaco’s Archbishop Bernard Barsi when His Holiness Pope Benedict visits Monaco, the princely family and Archbishop Barsi in 2012.

Finally, these lovely Chasubles will be on display at the Cathédrale de Monaco until the end of May 2011.

To view photos please click the link here.

Source:  Nice-Matin and Garden Club de Monaco

Photos courtesy of:  Daylife by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe,  Zimbio.com by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe and Nice-Matin by Chavaroche Franz


  1. Wonder why they choose South Africa…. 😉

    It’s both strange and cool (to me) that they are having a sort of competition to determine what the Archbishop wears during the Papal visit.

  2. Bonjour, when you see her , you know elegance is not something you can buy.Have a nice day.

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