Random Royal News Regarding His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco (VIDEO)

On March 30, 2012, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco hosted a reception at the Palais Princier de Monaco honoring the three Monégasque athletes who participated in the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.

Attendees included Mr. Rudy Rinaldi and Mr. Jérémy Torre who won the bronze medal in the Bobsleigh competition, Alpine skier, Mr. Bryan Pelassy, the Mayor of Monaco, and Mr. Georges Marsan to name a few.

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Meanwhile, the sovereign prince’s personal foundation, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, has signed an agreement to protect 80,000 acres of forest in northern Guatemala.  According to Monaco Life the agreement will, “…help reduce deforestation and degradation…”

To read more about this latest news please click here.  For more information about the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and its latest activities please click here.

Sources: Palais Princier de Monaco and Monaco Life

Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco

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Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover Opens the ‘Princesse Grace: Habiller une Image’ Exhibition (VIDEO)

On April 2, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover opened the Princesse Grace: Habiller une Image exhibition held at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Villa Sauber.

The exhibition was developed in “…collaboration between the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Pringle of Scotland.”

According to the official website for the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco the exhibition was created by:

…the BA Fashion Course History & Theory students who carried out extensive research into the wardrobe of Princess Grace of Monaco through accessing archives of personal contacts of the Palace, as well as Institutions in the Principality including the Prince’s Palace Archives and Library, the Archives Audiovisuelles de Monaco, the Bibliothèque Municipale Louis Notari, and the Garden Club of Monaco.

The research focused on Princess Grace’s daily wardrobe, particularly knitwear and Pringle of Scotland archive styles, and how this was essential to her personal interests and passions. The findings will be debuted in an Exhibition hosted by the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco- an intimate study capturing her style in the most relaxed and familial situations. The second stage of the project, set to launch in September will see Pringle of Scotland and the Central Saint Martins MA Fashion Design students take aesthetic elements from the exhibition and translate them into a knitwear capsule collection.


For more information about the exhibition please click here.

Sources: Palais Princier de Monaco and the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

Photo courtesy of: Palais Princier de Monaco

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Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens the ‘Amsterdame Westerstraat’ in Arnhem (VIDEOS)

On April 3, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the ‘Amsterdame Westerstraat’ held at the Openluchtmuseum (Open Air Museum) in Arnhem.

According to RVD, the museum is celebrating their 100th anniversary and the exhibition, ‘Amsterdame Westerstraat’:

…presents the culture of everyday life of ordinary people in Netherlands. In and around authentic historical buildings, history comes to life with interactive presentations.

For more information about this exhibition please visit the official website for the Openluchtmuseum here.

To watch videos as well as to view photos please click the links below.

Sources: RVD and NOS

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