H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco: Hiking Enthusiast!

As you may or may not know by now H.S.H. Prince Albert II along with his nephew, Andrea Casiraghi, participated in a little nature hike on September 11, 2011, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Club Alpin Monégasque.

The green prince (looking trim and spiffy in his new REI hiking gear), a newly bald Andrea, and many others began their trek bright and early in the morning in front of the Palais Princier de Monaco then proceeded to make their way to Mont-Agel, the highest peak that borders Monaco and France.  According to various reports everyone had a fabulous time and vowed to do it again.  To view photos please click here.  To learn more about the Club Alpin Monégasque please click here. 

Portrait courtesy of the kind people at the Palais Princier de Monaco

H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands in Zwijndrecht.

On September 12, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands inaugurated the new Van Leeuwen Buizen Groep (VLBG) headquarters in Zwijndrecht.

According to the official site for the company, Van Leeuwen Buizen Groep, Princess Maxima:

… opened the new building by cutting a ribbon in front of employees, customers and clients of Van Leeuwen from home and abroad. Balloons, confetti and music underscored the celebratory moment.  The Princess was given a tour of the new office building and the nearby pipes and storage business.

To view photos and to learn more about the VLBG company please click the links below:

*Special thanks to Mr. Gert-Jan de Wit for allowing me to link his images (photos 1-3) of Princess Maxima of the Netherlands.*   🙂

Source: Vanleeuwenbuizen.eu



H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Plays the Drums!

According to the newspaper, Monaco Matin, H.S.H. Prince Albert II attended some soft-rock concert (sorry, but I have no idea who the musicians are; in other words, I’ve never heard of them) in Monte-Carlo on September 11, 2011.

For the finale the sovereign prince jumped on stage and proceeded to play the drums as if he were the late John Bonham from the band, Led Zeppelin “…to the surprise of all the spectators… he shared his talents as a musician.”


A rare video clip Prince Albert II, in disguise,  playing the drums at some gig in the U.S.  J/k.

Source and photo courtesy of:  Monaco Matin