H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in Baden-Baden, Germany

On September 28, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in Baden-Baden, Germany to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Olympic Congress.

Later in the afternoon, the prince along with other senior members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), participated in the Deutscher Olympischer Sport Bund (DOSB) roundtable Q&A fest along with Hungarian President and Olympic fencing champion Pál Schmitt, IOC Athletes Commission Chairman Frank Fredericks, and many others.

To view photos please click here.  To learn more about the history of the Olympic Congress please click here.

‘The Last Grand Duchess: H.I.H. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia’

Here is the final documentary for today entitled, The Last Grand Duchess.  This series traces the life of H.I.H. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia the daughter of Emperor Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia.  So far the program is quite interesting.

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‘The Queen’s Palaces: Holyroodhouse’

Here is the third installment from the BBC One documentary series, The Queen’s Palaces. This segment focuses on Holyroodhouse in Scotland.

Britain’s least well-known royal palace and yet probably the most romantic, Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse sits in the shadow of the dormant volcano Arthur’s Seat.
It is also one of Britain’s smallest palaces and yet events at Holyrood have determined the fate of three countries – England, France and Scotland. It was also the last place where a royal prince challenged the right of an English king to sit on the throne.

Fiona Bruce discovers remarkable objects from the Royal Collection that are intimately bound to the Palace’s turbulent history – from the spectacular Darnley Jewel with its many hidden messages to the cat-and-mouse needlework of a doomed queen.