The purpose of the princely couple’s visit is to “… reinforce the close ties between both countries.” On the agenda, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene will be officially welcomed to the country by the President of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck and his partner, Ms. Daniela Schadt, at Schloss Bellevue on July 9. From there the sovereign prince will:
… meet the Finance Minister, Mr. Wolfgang Schaüble, before participating in a working lunch with the Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle. He will [also] meet with Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Berlin.
The next day, the prince and princess will travel to Stuttgart where they will meet with:
… Mr. Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of the State of Baden-Württemberg. The sovereign prince will also visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum and its research centre as well as the Bosch Company.
Meanwhile, this afternoon in Paris, France, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene attended the début collection by Raf Simons for the house of Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection. Other attendees included actresses Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lawrence and fashion designers such as Olivier Theyskens and Marc Jacobs.
Christian Dior Haute Couture Show Fall/Winter 2012-2013; Part 1 and 2.
And, finally, Vogue Italia claims that Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline’s son, Mr. Andrea Casiraghi, will finally marry his beautiful longtime girlfriend, Ms. Tatiana Santo Domingo. The lovely couple will allegedly marry sometime in 2013. Click here for more information.
Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover confirmed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, that indeed Andrea and Tatiana are engaged! In a statement, released by the Palais Princier, Princess Caroline stated:
J’ai la joie de vous annoncer les fiançailles de mon fils, Andrea Casiraghi, avec Mademoiselle Tatiana Santo Domingo!
Wonderful news and congrats to the couple. 🙂
Sources: Palais Princier de Monaco, Now Fashion, Vogue Italia and Monaco Matin.