H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in Russia

It was recently announced that H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco will be in Arkhangelsk, Russia on September 22, 2011 to participate in The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue conference alongside the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Vladmir Putin, and many others.

According to the Palais Princier de Monaco, the conference, organized by the Russian Geographical Society, will:

… bring together top representatives from various countries, scientists as well as specialists in the geology field with an emphasis of the Arctic.  Discussions at the conference will include the issue of transport in the Arctic, the environment and energy challenges within the area and more.

The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue conference ends on September 24, 2011.  To learn more about this event please click here and here.

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H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Named one of the Most Visible Leaders in the World. Plus, Other News.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco was recently ranked the 28th most visible leader in the world according to the company, Reputation Institute  (never heard of them either.)

Anyway… the green prince aka Prince Albert II is in good company — minus Hugo Chavez who is also on the list — he trails Pope Benedict, the 14th Dalai Lama (he ranked #13), and President Barack Obama.

So, congrats Albert!   🙂

In other news, the 21st Annual Monaco Yacht Show began today at Port Hercule in Monaco. Boat lovers from around the world are currently in town to gaze upon some of the world’s most fabulous boats and to schmooze with really important people.

To learn more about the 21st Annual Monaco Yacht Show please click here. 

Photo courtesy of Palais Princier de Monaco (thank you!)

H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Receives a Book of Poems

According to the official website for the Dutch royal family, Het Koninklijk Huis, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands received a first edition of  the book, All Poems, by the late Argentinean writer, Jorge Luis Borges.

Borges is considered one of the most important Latin American writers of the twentieth century, though he saw himself primarily as a poet. All Poems brings together about five hundred poems he wrote. Part of that work has not been translated into Dutch. source

To view one dinky photo please click here.  To learn more about the late author, Jorge Luis Borges, please click here.

Source: Koninklijkhuis.nl

T.R.H.s Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium in Zwalm.

On September 21, 2011, Their Royal Highness Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium visited the town of Zwalm this afternoon.  During their day trip the royal couple met with local dignitaries, viewed the art exhibit, Art & Zwalm, and visited a care center.  To view photos please click here and here.

H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover Attends an Art Exhibition

On September 21, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover as well as hundreds of guests attended the highly anticipated Arternative Light art exhibition held at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille.  This exhibit:

… aims to discover the “secret gardens” of artists from all backgrounds, according to its organizers.  Thirty-six artists (painters, photographers, filmmakers, sculptors, actors, writers, etc.). Reveal their hidden talents and new facets of their work have not yet been exposed, like Robert Redford and his wife, painter Sibylle Szaggars Redford, who was present at the opening[Mr. Redford did not attend.  He’s filming a new movie.]  

Five of the Mr. Redford’s art work along with pieces by other artists showcasing their works at the exhibition will be for sale, according to AFP news.  The proceeds will be donated to various charity organizations in Monaco.  If you are interested in viewing the exhibition, Arternative Light, it runs through September 25.  Admission is free.

To view photos please click here and here.

Source: AFP news  Photo courtesy of: E.Dulière