H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco at the 2011 Golden Foot Awards

At the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco this evening H.S.H. Prince Albert II attended the 2011 Golden Foot Awards.  During the gala ceremony the prince awarded Manchester United footballer, Ryan Giggs, the top prize.

 To view photos please click here and here.  To learn more about the Golden Foot Awards please visit the official website here.

Photo courtesy of Palais Princier de Monaco

Monaco Princely Family

H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover attends the Groupement des Entreprises Monegasques dans la Lutte contre le Cancer Gala

This is old news, but better late then never, right?   🙂

On October 6, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the Gemluc (Groupement des Entreprises Monegasques dans la Lutte contre el Cancer) Evening of Hope at the Monaco Automobile Club.

Gemluc is a “…charitable association founded in 1973 to fight against this plague which is cancer. Since its establishment it has raised 1.580.000 € which have been used for all kinds of aspects in the fight against cancer in areas such as research, aid for patients as well as buying materials for hospitals.” source

According to a Palais Princier de Monaco statement, the money raised will be used to purchase a new “record and verify” system for the dosimeters used in anti-cancer radiotherapy at the Princess Grace Hospital, thus greatly improving their safety. During the evening, a painting by Sandro Brand, an artist taking part in the GemlucART exhibition-competition, was presented to H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover.

The GemlucART exhibition, held at the Auditorium Rainier III, ends on October 14, 2011.

Courtesy of Palais Princier de Monaco.

Monaco Princely Family

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias in Segovia, Spain (VIDEO)

This afternoon T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the opening of the Altos Responsables de Patrimonio Mundial en Espana (Senior Heritage World in Spain) meeting held at La Granja de San Ildefonso Palace in Segovia, Spain.

During the meeting H.R.H. Prince Felipe gave a speech noting that “… management of our heritage, with your support, raises community cohesion that encourages social responsibility, business…”  

To view photos as well as to read Prince Felipe’s speech in full please click the links below:


A segment of Prince Felipe’s speech

Photo courtesy of: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

Spanish Royals

H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands News

On October 10, 2011, H.R.H Princess Maxima of the Netherlands was in Ter Peel in Evertsoord where she participated in a symposium entitled, Women in Detention.   According to the Dutch newspaper, De Limburger, the princess spoke several detainees regarding education, their children, and much more.

To view photos please click here. 

Photo courtesy of: Het Koninklijk Huis

Dutch Royal Family

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the 22nd Annual Sportel Convention

On October 10, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II officially opened the 22nd annual Sportel Convention at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo.

Organized by Mediax Monaco, Sportel — the international sports program market for television and new media — is one of the largest gatherings of “...high level media executives coming together from all over the world to network at the most important sports media market on the sports calendar…”  and this year over 2,000+ participants will attend.

During this year’s convention there will be speaking engagements from Ben Gallop, Head of BBC Sport Interactive, Ellen Rian, Executive Editor, NRK Sport New Media to name a few.  There will also be sporting demonstrations, prizes handed out to the best illustrated sports book, and much more.  On the final day of Sportel the famous Golden Podium Awards will be handed out with H.S.H. Prince Albert II in attendance.

To view photos please click here and here.  To learn more about Sportel Monaco 2011 please click here.

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/ V.Hache/AFP

Monaco Princely Family