On the evening of March 20, 2013, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the screening of the newly restored 1962 film, La Baie des Anges, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
The film, starring Ms. Jeanne Moreau and Mr. Claude Mann, tells the story about:
“Jean Fournier (Claude Mann) a young bank employee who is encouraged by his friend Caron to take an interest in gambling. After winning money in a game of roulette, he decides to vacation in Nice, where he falls in love with Jackie (Jeanne Moreau), divorced and mother to a child she rarely visits. Though Jackie also enjoys Jean’s company, she constantly warns him that her passion for gambling will always be greater.
Jean becomes jealous of not having all of her attention and has mixed feelings about gambling, yet he too is to some extend seduced by this new life style that involves taking risks. Despite Jackie’s cool façade and alleged control over her choices – she claims she is unattached to the money itself, but rather the thrill of the game, and doesn’t mind going from rich to poor in a matter of seconds -, she soon begins to reveal her vulnerability and the emptiness she often feels as result of her addiction.”
On March 19, 2013, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip hosted a luncheon for the Minister of Defense, Ms. Karin Enström.
And, finally, on March 20 His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf attended the Royal Palace Sprint. Also in attendance were Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Prince Daniel.
On the evening of March 20, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias and Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain hosted a gala dinner for members of the Comisión de Evaluación del Comité Olímpico Internacional at Palacio Real de Madrid.
According to the Spanish royal court the IOC Evaluación del Comité are on a four-day visit to Spain. The purpose: To inspect as well as analzye if the city of Madrid is a good candidate/worthy enough to host the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games.
On March 20, 2013, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was at the London Zoo to officially open Tiger Territory. The great duke is patron of the Zoological Society of London.
According to the newspaper, The Standard:
“The Tiger Territory enclosure offers elevated platforms and trees to encourage the tigers to climb — with their food being hung from a 20-foot pole. It also gives them a perfect overview of Regent’s Park…”
On March 20, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima of the Netherlands visited Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. At this time it is unknown as to why she visited the lovely church. Perhaps it may have something to do with His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje’s upcoming inauguration/investiture on April 30, 2013.
Tomorrow, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco will participate in the opening of the 7th Internationales Monaco et la Méditerranée conference held at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. The theme of this year’s conference is, La Puissance du Feu: Du Mythe de Prométhée aux Défis Futurs en Méditerranée.
The sovereign prince is scheduled to give a speech during tomorrow’s event as well as the Managing Director of the Institut Océanographique Fondation Albert I, Mr. Robert Calcagno, and the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova. During the conference there will be several roundtable discussions focusing on “…climate change and the natural hazards in Mediterranean and the future of energy…”
And, finally, as you may know by now Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco will attend Ladies Lunch Monte-Carlo.
On March 20, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias held audiences at Palacio de la Zarzuela with the winners of the Fondo de Emprendedores Fundación Repsol and the jury, students and professors from Columbia University Business School who are participating in the 2013 Chazen Study Tour, and representatives from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM España).