H.R.H. Prince Guillaume, The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg to Visit Japan

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA), H.R.H. Prince Guillaume, The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg will visit Japan starting on May 14-18, 2011.

It was also noted that the prince will:

… visit, Their Majesties the Emperor and the Empress of Japan will invite H.R.H. Prince Guillaume to the Imperial Palace for a luncheon. His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan will have an audience with H.R.H. Prince Guillaume.

More information should be released… hopefully.

Source: MOFA

New Information About the Upcoming Princely Wedding in Monaco: UPDATES!!

Several additions as well as new information regarding the upcoming princely wedding in Monaco was released this morning via the Palais Princier de Monaco.

According to the Palais Princier de Monaco, H.S.H. Prince Albert II and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock, have decided that the band, The Eagles, will be one of the entertainment groups who will play for the Monegasque people on June 30, 2011.  The concert will be held at the Louis II Stadium and will last for at least two hours.

Second, on July 1, 2011, the people of Monaco are invited to watch the civil wedding live in the Palais Princier de Monaco square.  After the service the new princely couple will join their people at the Place du Palais for “…a buffet prepared by the Fairmont Monte-Carlo, with Mediterranean and South African dishes by Chefs from South Africa and Monaco.”

Third, new partners/sponsors of the wedding were announced.  They are: Perrier-Jouet Champagne and Mont Blanc.  If you are interested in purchasing official wedding souvenirs the Palais Princier de Monaco has a special page just for you.  Items for sale include a keyring, mugs, candles, plates, and much more.  Click here to learn more.  Also, the Palais Princier de Monaco has set up a Twitter and Facebook account for the upcoming marriage.  Click these links to view and/or join: Facebook and Twitter

Fourth, regarding the issue international broadcasting of the princely wedding to those living outside of Monaco and France.  According to the press release:

R&G Productions to host the live broadcast of the wedding of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Wittstock.

Consequently, R&G will air the international signal for the wedding ceremonies for international distribution to all countries having so requested.

As host broadcaster, R&G Productions will also be in charge of supplying any additional technical resources and services requested by international broadcasters present at the event, as well as managing and catering for broadcasters with their own production and transmission resources at the TV compound.

Now, it was nice of the Palais Princier de Monaco press office to finally tell us (those interested in the upcoming wedding) who will host the broadcast; however, it really doesn’t help much to be honest.

Finally, according to the French newspaper, Nice-Matin, Miss Wittstock will have six bridesmaids and two groomsman all of whom are, “…the children of Monaco and the surrounding communities (Cap d’Ail, la Turbie, Menton, Beausoleil, Peille Roquebrune), accompany the couple.”

That’s sweet.  No, really it is.

More information will be released within the next few days, according to sources, so please stay tuned.   🙂

Anyway, we have less than 50 days to go, people… can you feel the excitement?!!  Thought so.   🙂

Source:  Palais Princier de Monaco and Nice-Matin

Photo courtesy of:  Nice-Matin via Palais Princier de Monaco and Zimbio.com by Amedeo M.Turello/Getty Images Europe

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Honors the Military Guards of La Force Publique

On May 11, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco participated in a well-known event “… honoring the military guards of La Force Publique…”   This ceremony, which was held in the courtyard of the Palais Princier de Monaco, essentially honors the members of His Serene Highness’s Corps des Sapeurs-Pompiers and Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince (those who serve him and his country.)

The prince looked all spiffy in his military uniform as he smiled from ear to ear whilst walking past the current members of the Corps des Sapeurs-Pompiers and Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince.

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

Source: GI   Photo courtesy of:  Wikipedia, Monaco