Upon hearing the news of Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden’s birth Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco sent a lovely letter to Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Here is what the princely couple had to say:
We have learned of the joy of the birth of Crown Princess Victoria’s daughter! We wanted to extend to you our warmest congratulations… we wish many happiness to the young princess of Sweden!
Meanwhile in today’s edition of the Australian newspaper, Herald Sun, it was revealed that Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco will spend a couple of days in Melbourne before officially opening the exhibition, Grace Kelly: Style Icon, in Bendigo.
The newspaper is reporting that a private gala dinner, hosted by Lady Mayoress Emma Page Campbell, will be held at the Melbourne Town Hall in honor of the princess’s visit to Australia. Click here for more information.
Finally, there is a new book entitled, Des Princes en Europe: Les Grimaldi de Monaco, by Thomas Fouilleron, Director of the Palais Princier de Monaco Archives and Library and published by Editions Honoré Champion. The book focuses on:
…the relationship between high nobility and monarchy, political rituals, cultural practices, in Monaco, and France Europe, 17th in the first 19th century.
Essentially the book is a history of the principality of Monaco.
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II wrote the preface to Des Princes en Europe: Les Grimaldi de Monaco and is available now if you are interested in reading it… I know I am. 🙂
Source and photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco