On Sunday, January 26, 2014, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco along with the Archbishop of Monaco, Msgr. Bernard Barsi, members of the Diocese of Monaco, and dozens of Monégasque citizens celebrated the 2014 Fête de Sainte-Dévote.
Sainte-Dévote is the patron saint of Monaco as well as for the island of Corsica.
During this evening’s celebrations the princely couple and guests attended a torchlight ceremony at the Sainte-Dévote church where a boat is placed in front of the little church then set ablaze.
Tomorrow, the princely couple will attend a traditional Mass at the Cathédrale de Monaco then proceed to the Palais Princier where they are expected to make a balcony appearance.
On Saturday, January 25, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by his nephew, Mr. Pierre Casiraghi, were in Valance, France to attend the 17th Edition of the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique.
On Saturday, January 25, 2014, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco signed copies of the photo book, KwaZulu Natal: Land of Dreams, by South African journalist, Ms. Tanya Waterworth and French journalist, Ms. Annick Thébia Melsan. The princess wrote the foreward to the photo book.
According to the South African newspaper, Mossel Bay Advertiser, the photo book was “…commissioned to show the people of the principality where Her Serene Highness Charlene of Monaco, former South African swimming gold medallist, comes from…”
For more information about, KwaZulu Natal: Land of Dreams, please click here.
On Saturday, January 25, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands arrived at the Lucent Danstheater in Den Haag to attend the opening of the 14th Edition of the Holland Dance Festival.
On the morning of Sunday, January 26, 2014, His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium arrived at the Bourse de Bruxelles to view the exhibition, The Art of the Brick, by Mr. Nathan Sawaya.
According to the official website for the Bourse de Bruxelles the exhibition:
“…is displayed on a surface of 1,300 m² more than 70 impressive objects in a new genre : exceptional works of art in simply breathtaking environments created with hundreds of thousands LEGO® building blocks.
Among the most stunning and unexpected 3D creations, The Art of the Brick, exhibits reconstructions – often interpreted – of universally known works of art, like Rodin’s “The Thinker”, the “Venus de Milo”, Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” – where the hands and head explode from the 2-dimensional to the 3-dimensional ! – or “The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait” by Jan van Eyck – where the characters are outside the painting…”
The exhibition will be open to the public until April 21, 2014. For more information about The Art of the Brick please click here.