On Sunday evening, May 27, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the Gala de L’Automobile Club de Monaco, in honor of the 2012 Grand Prix de Monaco, held at the Sporting Club de Monte-Carlo.

Guests included Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex, actor & director, Mr. Ron Howard, former F1 world champion, Mr. Niki Lauda, director George Lucas and his longtime partner Ms. Melody Hobson, Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro and her husband, various F1 racers, and of course the winner of the 2012 F1 Grand Prix de Monaco, Mr. Mark Webber and his lovely wife.

Click the links below to view photos.

Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco


Sorry, but I make an innocent mistake with regards to Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.  Her correct title is: Princess Camilla, Duchess of Castro.  Her husband is Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro.  You can read more about the couple on their official website here.

And, finally, a reader asked, “Why did you use an old pic of them that has no relevance to the article, when there are plenty of decent photos of them from the event?!!!”

Simple.  Because I did not have permission to use photos from this particular event.   🙂


  1. Thanks Alexandra for keeping us informed!
    Do you know if the princely couple will visit the South Corean Expo?

    1. You’re welcome! 🙂

      With regards to the prince and princess visiting EXPO 2012 Yeosu Korea, according to a press release, published on May 5 with additions on May 12, 2012, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene will “…visit the Monaco Pavilion leading a diplomatic mission on the National Day of June 3…” Prince Albert will also “… preside over the Monaco Blue Initiative…” on June 4. 🙂

      Of course, things could change and the princely couple may not attend at the last minute… so we will just have to wait and see. 🙂

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