On October 27, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco received an honorary doctorate from the United States Sports Academy for his “… commitment to the Olympic Movement as both a competitor and leader.” The prince received the honorary doctorate during last month’s 5th annual Peace and Sport International Forum.
The United States Sports Academy President, Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, praised the prince for his:
…outstanding contributions to sport as a high school athlete, a college athlete, as an Olympian, and of course as a member of the Olympic Executive Committee. His most recent contribution being recognized, of course, was the outstanding effort put forth in staging the Peace and Sport Forum, which was most impressive.
On November 2, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the opening of the highly anticipated exhibition, Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Canada.
This special exhibition, based on the Grimaldi Forum’s The Grace Kelly Years, chronicles the late princess’s life:
…told through her personal correspondence, famous fashions, films and a trove of memorabilia. Highlights include letters from “Hitch,” the original Hermès purse that was eventually named for Kelly, her Oscar for The Country Girl and home videos peppered with famous faces. source
After the opening of the exhibition the princely couple along with hundreds of VIPs attended a private reception in honor of the prince and princess of Monaco.
If you happen to live in or around Toronto or may be visiting the area in the future why not visit this special exhibition. It ends on January 22, 2012.
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On November 2, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, H.R.H. Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands continued their ten-day official visit to the Caribbean this afternoon and once again the royal trio visited the island of Curaçao.
Whilst there they visited the village of Barber where they met many friendly locals who cheered them on as they mingled with the crowds. Then it was off to a nursing school where Her Majesty Queen Beatrix spoke to the students regarding their studies and so forth.
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On November 1, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended a luncheon in their honor in New York City. Guests included the prince’s cousin, Mr. Chris LeVine, socialite Lynn Wyatt, and many more.
On November 1, 2011, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived at Cipriani 42nd Street to attend the 29th Annual Princess Grace Awards Gala in New York City.
This special event honors twenty-one “… emerging artists in theater, dance and film…” There are also two special awards handed out each year, the Prince Rainier III Award and Princess Grace Statue Award. Ms. Julie Andrews was presented with the Prince Rainier III Award for her “…outstanding contribution to motion picture, television and theater arts … [as well as for her] significant humanitarian contributions to their fields.” The recipient of the Princess Grace Statue Award was presented to Jon M. Chu.
During the awards gala Montblanc premiered the Princesse Grace de Monaco Collection which consists of:
… fine jewelry pieces, timepieces and writing instruments true to Princess Grace’s enduring style and sophistication. Feminine and elegant, the pieces from this collection are some of the most exquisite ever crafted in Montblanc’s Ateliers, rich in details and inspired by this icon’s spirit and attention to style.
The Gala began with cocktails, followed by a spectacular opening act; then a 3-course dinner catered by Cipriani 42nd Street; followed by the Awards presentations and finally, dancing to DJ Clockwork in the Chapel Room. Rufus Wainwright performed two Julie Andrews classics and sang “I Could Have Danced All Night” as a tribute to Julie Andrews. Montblanc Brand Ambassador and international rising opera star Shenyang wowed the crowd with a brilliant performance.
Anne Hathaway gave a moving speech in honor of her idol and The Princess Diaries co-star, Julie Andrews. Andrews got a standing ovation from the VIP crowd as she came onto stage to receive her award from H.S.H Prince Albert II.
On November 1, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, H.R.H. Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, and H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands arrived on the island of Curaçao for a visit.
Upon their arrival at the Juan Hato airport, the royal trio were greeted by Minister-President Gerrit Fransisco Schotte as well as other local dignitaries. After a meeting at Fort Amsterdam Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, H.R.H. Prince Willem-Alexander of , and H.R.H. Princess Maxima visited the Princess Margriet School and an education center for “…horeca students…”
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