On July 16, 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover was in Monte-Carlo to attend the official launch of the Chanel Jewelry Collection in Monaco. Also, in attendance was the princess’s close friend and famed fashion designer, Mr. Karl Lagerfeld and dozens of really good-looking people with lots of money.
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And, finally, Princess Caroline’s youngest son, Mr. Pierre Casiraghi, has decided to sue a big burly dude named Mr. Adam Hock for “… unspecified damages…” Why? Well, if you recall on February 18, 2012, Mr. Casiraghi and Mr. Hock had a little disagreement that resulted in Mr. Hock punching Mr. Casiraghi in his pretty little face. Anyway, Mr. Casiraghi is also suing the nightclub’s owner, Mr. Jeffery Jah, for “negligence.”
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Sources: Daylife and Reuters
On July 17, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco hosted a lovely garden party at the Palais Princier to celebrate Centenary Day of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Per a press release from the IAAF:
“Their Serene Highnesses greeted the IAAF party which was led by President Lamine Diack and his Vice-Presidents, and included representatives of the 17 founding Member Federations, and the staff of IAAF Headquarters, whose offices have been located in the Principality since October 1993.
To officially seal the day’s celebrations a special Monégasque commemorative postage stamp was unveiled during the reception with all guests receiving the gift of an official first day cover. The stamp issued today by the Principality is adorned by the IAAF Centenary logo and formally marks 100 years of the association’s history.
IAAF President Lamine Diack marked the historic occasion with the following words: ‘On behalf of the 212 Member Federations of the International Association of Athletics Federations I whole heartedly thank their Serene Highnesses for honouring the IAAF with this reception and of marking the 100 years of our existence with a postage stamp.’
‘The IAAF was invited to move to Monaco by His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III, and since the association’s relocation to the Principality in 1993 we have been given the warmest of welcomes which has seen the IAAF prosper under the wing of the Palace. For all of this we greatly thank you.’
‘The commemoration by Monaco of the IAAF’s birth, which took place one hundred years ago today is the latest of those kind gestures of friendship. The IAAF was born in Stockholm a matter of a few days after the close of the 1912 Olympics in Sweden and the very fact that both your Serene Highnesses are former Olympians, though in sports other than our own, makes us understand and appreciate evermore that our headquarters are situated in the most understanding of locations.’”
Source: International Association of Athletics Federations
Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco
Here is the documentary, Icons of Power: Catherine the Great.
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