His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Presents Yet Another Award.

palaisprincierOn January 28, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco presented the 2014 Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy to the CEO of the FB Heron Foundation, Ms. Clara Miller, in Monaco.

According to a press release the FB Heron Foundation “…seeks to fund companies in the United States that create high-quality jobs for people working to escape poverty, while also promoting systemic economic changes to benefit low-income workers.”  

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TRHs Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Attend the Inauguration of the Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

AsturiasOn January 28, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the inauguration of the Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

According to Casa Real, the Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife is “…a botanical garden, located on a former landfill, contains 1,400 different plant species of which five hundred are Palm trees from around the world.”

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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends the 9th Meeting of In Vrijheid Verbonde.

BeatrixOn Tuesday, January 28, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the University of Utrecht to attend the 9th Meeting of In Vrijheid Verbonden (Liberty Connected).

According to RVD, In Vrijheid Verbonden is a “…group of people working together from different religions [Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam] and philosophies.”

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends an Award Ceremony in Paris. (VIDEO)

Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco was in Paris, France to attend the Société de Géographie award ceremony held at the Embassy of Monaco.  During the ceremony the sovereign prince presented the 2013 Prix des Sciences de la Mer Albert I to Mr. François Bellac.

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News Regarding Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco. (VIDEO)

On Monday, January 27, 2014, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended Mass at the Cathédrale de Monaco in celebration of Sainte-Dévote, the patron saint of Monaco as well as the island of Corsica.

After Mass the princely couple returned to the palais where they opened the windows to wave to the happy Monégasques below.

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Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Celebrate the Fête de Sainte-Dévote. (VIDEO)

MonacoOn 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.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the 17th Edition of the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique.

SAS Le Prince Albert IIOn 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.

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News Regarding Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco.

PalaisPrincierOn 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.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Opens the 14th Edition of the Holland Festival.

beatrixOn 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.

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His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium Views an Exhibition at the Bourse de Bruxelles. (VIDEO)

prins_laurent_van_belgic3ab3On 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.

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Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan Attend a Folklore Show in Tokyo. (VIDEO)

On Saturday, January 25, 2014, Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan attended a traditional folklore show at the National Theatre in Tokyo.

According to Kyodo News, the performance featured:

“…songs and dances from Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures, which suffered serious damage from the March 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami. The event was held to support reconstruction efforts in the prefectures.”

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