On April 3, 2013, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco welcomed the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon and his wife, Mrs. Ban Soon-teak, to Monaco. Mr. Ki-moon is visiting the Principality on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Monaco’s entrance into the United Nations according to the Palais Princier.
Upon their arrival Mr. Ban Ki-moon and Mrs. Ban Soon-teak were warmly greeted by the sovereign prince and Princess Charlene in the courtyard of the Palais. After “…military honors and the reciprocal presentation of the delegations in the courtyard of the Palais Mr. Ban Ki-moon and Prince Albert II held a meeting in the stateroom.” Meanwhile, Princess Charlene held an audience with Mrs. Ban Soon-teak.
In the afternoon, Prince Albert II and Mr. Ban Ki-moon arrived at the Musée Océanographique where they gave a speech to the Corps Constitués. In the evening, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene hosted a gala dinner in honor of Mr. Ban Ki-moon and Mrs. Ban Soon-teak’s official visit to Monaco.