“Nicholas and Alexandra: The Demise of the Romanov Dynasty” A Documentary.

Here is the 1994 documentary from the American show, Biography, entitled, Nicholas and Alexandra: The Demise of the Romanov Dynasty.

Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the “South Africa Night” Gala.

On the evening of Saturday, September 29, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the South Africa Night Gala Evening in Monaco.

Per a press release via Monte-Carlo SBM:

After a summer filled with artistic and cultural events, the Monte-Carlo SBM Group will be sporting a ‘Touch of Africa‘ for a week in partnership with the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg and as part of a tribute to South Africa, HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco’s home country.

The South African musician-songwriter-composer Johnny Clegg will hold a concert in the splendid Salle Garnier of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. The concert will be followed by a gala dinner on the terrace of Café de Paris.

To prolong your culinary voyage, the chef of Emperors Palace, Dobby Doolooa, will be working together with Jean-Claude Brugel, chef of Café de Paris, and his teams, during the week of 29 September.

They will be dreaming up and creating a menu of South African dishes and suggestions. Epicures and gastronomes will appreciate the culinary journey and the subtle pairing of food and wine.

The Monte-Carlo SBM Group will be donating the profits of these events to the Princess Charlene Foundation.”  

Guests at tonight’s gala evening included Princess Charlene’s parents, Mike and Lynette Wittstock, as well as VIPs and local dignitaries.

Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain Attends a Performance at the Teatro Real.

On Friday, September 28, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain attended the 2012/2013 opening season at the Teatro Real in Madrid.  Her Majesty along with hundreds of guests watched a  performance, Boris Godunov, by the late Russian composer, Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky:

“This is the first time the whole opera is to be performed in the Teatro Real opera house, with all ten scenes and including the Polish act.

The production highlights the genius of Modest Mussorgsky, one of the leading composers of the 19th century. “Boris Godunov” examines the loneliness of the powerful visionary, the people’s fascination with false prophets, and the infernal machine of the struggle for power.”

For more information about the Teatro Real as well as about tonight’s performance please click here (in Spanish).