“Olympic volunteers got a royal thank you today when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge dropped by the Team GB House at Olympic Park in London…” according to the Telegraph newspaper.
On the evening of August 3, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the Bal de la Croix-Rouge Monégasque held at inside the Salle Des Etoiles at the Sporting de Monte-Carlo. Also, in attendance were dozens of Monégasque government officials, Mr. Gareth Wittstock and his beautiful girlfriend, Roisin, the sovereign prince’s cousin, Mr. Chris Le Vine and his lovely wife, Baroness Elizabeth-Anne de Massy and her daughter, Melanie-Antoinette, Camilla of Bourban-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro and her husband Charles as well as hundreds of heavily tanned billionaires and millionaires with incredibly white teeth.
Guests paid up to 1,000 Euros to attend this famous gala ball which raises money for the Red Cross. The theme this year is “technological contemporary” (what ever that means) with the Salle des Etoiles decorated in “… black, red and white tones.” Apparently, over 8,000 black roses as well as white orchids filled the entire room. Amazing! 🙂
This years musicals guests include former drug addict and now sober, Boy George, and an acoustic set by the aging rock band The Scorpions to name a few. Also, during tonight’s ball there was a “…tombola… the top prize a diamond encrusted brooch by Repossi…” according to the Monaco Times.
Enjoy watching Prince Albert boogie on the dance floor whilst lip syncing to Hues Corporation’s “Rock the Boat” 🙂
Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal was at the Velodrome to watch Track Cycling alongside His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent. And, once again, Team GB won the gold medal in the Men’s Team Pursuit. Team Australia won the silver and Team New Zealand took home the bronze.
In the afternoon, the princess attended the Men’s Field Hockey Match, Group A, at the Riverbank Arena. Team GB dominated Team Pakistan with the final score of 4-1.
Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands along with their daughters watched Team Netherlands participate in the Team and Individual Dressage Grand Prix events held at Greenwich Park on August 3, 2012.
The family cheered as rider Adelinde Cornelissen came in 2nd in the Individual Dressage event with a score of 81.687. Rider Edward Gal came in 11th with a score of 75.395. In the team event Netherlands came in 3rd with a score of 76.809.