On November 18, 2011, inside the Throne Room and in the Blue Chamber, at the Palais Princier de Monaco, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco presented the Mérite National du Sang et de la Reconnaissance de la Croix Rouge Monégasque ( Medals of Merit National Blood and Recognition of the Monaco Red Cross) to many lucky recipients.
Later, H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover presented the L’Ordre du Mérite Culturel (Order of Cultural Merit) to a select few. While H.S.H. Princess Stephanie presented packages to the elderly living in the principality of Monaco.
Later on that evening two lucky recipients received the La Legion d’Honneur which took place in the Hall of Mirrors. Then there was a lovely reception for the Diplomatic Corps and a gala Ambassadorial dinner.
And, finally, on the occasion of Fête Nationale Monégasque 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II responded to questions given to him by the newspaper, Monaco Matin. The prince discusses (or rather responds to questions regarding) the economic situation within the principality as well as around the world, current issues concerning his country, memories from the his nuptials to Princess Charlene and much more. The interview will be out soon so stay tuned.
Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco