‘Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess’ Exhibit Comes to Toronto, Canada. Plus Other News

It was announced this afternoon that the exhibit, Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess, will be shown at the TIFF Bell Lightbox museum in Toronto, Canada.

Per the Hollywood Reporter:

Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox will be busy this fall with the exclusive North American exhibit of Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess. The late princess of Monaco’s rarely viewed gowns and artifacts, from the palace where she married Prince Rainer III in 1956, will be on display.

The exhibition will also feature the princess and actress’ Van Cleef & Arpels tiara, her 1955 Oscar for The Country Girl, letters from Alfred Hitchcock, childhood scrapbooks, yearbooks, notes from Prince Rainier and Super-8 home videos she made.

The Lightbox show—which will run from November 4 through January 22, 2012.

Finally, on July 9, 2011, the Musée Océanographique de Monaco will open the exhibit L’Histoire du Mariage Princier by Stéphane Bern.

This exhibit focuses on the recent July 2 religious wedding between T.S.H.s Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco.  Per the official site for the Musée Océanographique de Monaco:

This exclusive exhibition offers a tour around objects particularly symbolic of marriage, previously unpublished photographs, the Lexus Hybrid car, gifts offered by Monaco and several outfits, presented to the public for the first time.

If you decide to waltz on over to the Musée Océanographique, whilst on vacation on Monaco, you will be able to gaze upon the Océan Tiara that was recently constructed for Princess Charlene by Van Cleef & Arpels.  The exhibit ends in November.

For more information please visit the Musée Océanographique de Monaco website here.  

For information about the Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess exhibit at the TIFF Bell Lightbox please click here.

Source: Hollywood Reporter and Oceano.mc

Photos courtesy of: Oceano.mc and The Star.com

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H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Opens a Hospital

On July 6, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the Duke of Edinburgh opened up the Forth Valley Hospital this afternoon.  According to the newspaper, Falkirk Herald:

…she toured the £300 million facility before performing the official opening.

Staff, patients, visitors and members of the public joined dignitaries for the landmark occasion.

The royal visitors were greeted by Lord Lieutenant Marjory McLachlan, who introduced NHS Forth Valley chairman Ian Mullen and chief executive Fiona Mackenzie, Cabinet Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon, Minister for Public Health and Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson, Eric Joyce MP, Depute Provost Allyson Black, Falkirk Council chief executive Mary Pitcaithly and Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Gordon Samson.

She then walked through the flag-waving crowds of staff, some who had been invited to bring their children, before arriving in the main atrium where she met many of those involved in the task of turning the dream of one acute hospital to serve entire Forth Valley into reality.

To view a photo from the event please click the link here. 

Source: Falkirkherald.co.uk

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H.R.H. Prince Felipe of Asturias Attends the Inauguration of the New United Nations Support Base

This afternoon, July 6, 2011, H.R.H. Prince Felipe of Asturias attended the inauguration of the new U.N. support base in Quart De Poblet, Valencia, Spain.  The prince along with the U.N. Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, had the arduous task of pulling a curtain which showcased the shiny new plaque with a bunch of writing on it.  Anyway, to view photos please click the link here. 

Source and photo courtesy of:  Zimbio by Xaume Olleros/GettyImagesEurope

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H.R.H. Princess Letizia of Asturias Attends the Inauguration of the ‘Ja-Ye Europe Enterprise Challenge 2011’

On July 6, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the inauguration of the JA-YE Europe Enterprise Challenge 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

So what is JA-YE Europe you may ask?  Well, according to their official site:

Ja-Ye Europe [mission] is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

The mission of JA-YE is to use hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, JA-YE brings the real world to students and opens their minds to their potential.

JA-YE enterprise and economic education programmes are designed for young people ages 6-25 and are implemented through a partnership between local businesses and schools.

To learn more about this program and the competition please click here.  To view photos from today’s event please click the links here and here. 

Source: JA-YE.eu

Photo courtesy of:  Daylife by Carlos Alvarez/GettyImages


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T.S.H.s Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco Have Lunch with the President of South Africa

On July 6, 2011, T.S.H.s Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco had lunch with the president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, and his lovely wife Thobeka Madiba, at the King’s House in Durban, South Africa.

The couple are in town for three reasons:  The IOC meetings in which H.S.H. Prince Albert II is a member, to throw another lavish wedding celebration, on Thursday at the famous Oyster Box hotel, in the princess’s former home country, and finally to begin their honeymoon.

To read more about the princely couple of Monaco’s lunch with President Zuma and to view photos please click the links here and  here.

Source and photo courtesy of: DM

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