H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover on Holiday in Italy. Plus News About H.R.H. Prince Ernst August of Hanover

According to the Monte-Carlo News, H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover was recently spotted on the island of Ischia (north of Capri) enjoying the warm weather, friends, and other stuff.  Click here to read the article as well as to view photos.

Meanwhile her estranged husband, H.R.H. Prince Ernst August of Hanover, is out of the hospital and seems to be doing well.  The prince is still on holiday in Ibiza with his “lady friend” where they were seen soaking up the sun and generally having a good time.  To view photos please click here. 

Sources: Monte-Carlo News and Hello!

Photo courtesy of: Palais.mc

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Emanuele and Clotilde: Crossing Their Fingers in the Hopes of Scoring a Reality Show in the U.S.

As you may have heard by now, Prince Emanuele Filiberto and Princess Clotilde of Savoy, are currently seeking out various reality television producers to pitch their idea of a brand new show about their lives as royals.

Recently the couple spoke to, AOL Video, describing how they met and other stuff.  Basically, they are hoping that this appearance would bring some interest to them from U.S. producers and network executives (let’s hope it’s Andy Cohen from Bravo!).  It might just work… Click here to watch.

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T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Visit the ‘Fastes et Grandeur des Cours en Europe’ Exhibit

On August 3, 2011, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco visited the exhibit, Fastes et Grandeur des Cours en Europe (Magnificence and Grandeur of the Royal Houses in Europe), in Monte-Carlo, Monaco this afternoon.

This special exhibit, held at the Grimaldi Forum:

… provide[s] visitors with a unique glimpse into the imperial homes of Europe’s most powerful and respected leaders and couples.

Never before seen as a collection, more than 600 artifacts will be on display within 2,500 square meters, providing a true ‘tour of Europe,’ which will allow visitors to explore the lives, roles and passions of personalities and couples who have marked the history of their dynasties and their countries. (source)

Royal houses represented include Denmark, Spain, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Belgium and much much more.  To learn more about Fastes et Grandeur des Cours en Europe please visit the official website for the Grimaldi Forum here.  

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

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Royals and the Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List for 2011

The 72nd Annual International Best Dressed List has finally been released this afternoon and some of your favorite royals have made the list this year.  They are:

  1. H.H. Sheikha Mozah of Qatar
  2. H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco
  3. H.R.H. The Duchess of Cambridge
  4. Prince Antonius von Fürstenberg

To review the list please click here.

Source: Vanity Fair

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H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Andrea Casiraghi Attend a Football Match. Plus, Other News.

On August 1, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and his nephew, Andrea Casiraghi, attended a football match at the Stade Louis II in Monaco.  The prince and Mr. Casiraghi cheered on their favorite team and generally seemed to have a good time together.  To view photos please click here.

In other Monaco related news, the French newspaper, L’Express, received their subpoena this afternoon regarding that little old lawsuit against the paper.

If you don’t know by now the paper is being sued by Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene for “spreading false rumors” and “invasion of privacy” days before the lavish princely nuptials in Monaco.  The managing editor of L’Express, Christophe Barbier, stands by the story he ran in his newspaper regarding the alleged unstable relationship between the prince and princess, “…recoupé l’information de trois sources différentes qui sont toutes les trois fables.” Basically, he noted that his sources, all three of them, are reliable… etc, etc.

If you would like to read the article in its entirety please click here. 

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The Spanish Royal Family in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Members of the Spanish royal family, including H.R.H. Princess Letizia of Asturias and her daughters, are currently in Palma de Mallorca, Spain to watch the 30th Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre Sailing Competition.  There are so many photos from day 2 of the race so please click the links below to view and to watch a video report:

Photo courtesy of: Zimbio/Carlos Alvarez/Getty ImagesEurope

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a Walk through Holyrood Park and Grocery Shopping!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were recently seen walking hand and hand through Holyrood Park in Scotland looking content as well as relaxed.  To view photos please Click here.  

Meanwhile, the American magazine, USspotted the Duchess shopping at her local super market in North Wales this afternoon.  Click here to view a gallery of photos.

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T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Host Their First Official Visit

Fresh from their brief holiday in Antiparos, Greece, Their Serene Highnesses Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco, hosted an official visit for the “… Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing on July 31, 2011.”  

According to the official site for the princely family of Monaco, Mr. Festing was:

…welcomed at 11.15 am at the Palais Princier de Monaco by H.S.H. Prince Albert II, H.E. Mr Michel Roger, Minister of State and Colonel Luc Fringant, Chamberlain.

[Mr. Festing] received military honors,  and a mass was celebrated led by H.E. Mr Bernard Barsi, Archbishop of Monaco and Canon César Penzo in the Palace chapel.

At 12.15 pm, H.S.H. the Prince granted an audience to H.M.E.H. Fra’ Matthew Festing. After, the Grand Master named H.S.H. the Prince as an ‘Honorary Bailiff Grand Cross’. The Sovereign and H.M.E.H. Fra’ Matthew Festing then had a working lunch in the residence of the Minister of State.

At 9.30 pm, H.M.E.H. Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Prince and Princess Charlene attended a benefit concert for the charitable organisations of the Order of Malta in the Prince’s Lodge of the Main Courtyard.

There was also lovely dinner at the Palais Princier de Monaco in honor of Fra’ Matthew Festing’s visit to the tiny principality that evening.

To view photos please click the links here and here.

Source: Palais Princier de Monaco

Photo courtesy of: Palais.mc

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