Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the Institut de Paléontologie Humaine in Paris, France to preside over the 2012 Prince Rainier III de Monaco Research Award. This award“…recognize young researchers for their work on the prehistory. The recipients of this years award went to  Ms. Elena Rossoni-Notter and Mr.  Mehmet Cihat Alcicek …”

And, finally, this morning in Monaco, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene distributed gifts to dozens of Monégasque children during the traditional Fête de Noël at the Palais Princier.  Besides receiving lovely gifts the children also had a chance to eat lots of sweets and well as play games.