On the afternoon of Saturday, September 10, 2016, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco along with their son, Hereditary Prince Jacques, and Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the 2016 Pique Nique des Monégasques held at the Parc Princesse-Antoinette in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
The princely family along with Monseigneur Bernard Barsi, the sovereign prince’s cousin, Ms. Elisabeth-Anne de Massy and her daughter, Miss Mélanie-Antoinette de Massy were also in attendance along with various Monégasque government officials, and dozens of Monégasque citizens who enjoyed a day filled with delicious local cuisine, music, and performances by the traditional Monégasque folklore dance company, La Palladienne.
On Saturday, September 10, 2016, His Majesty King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands along with Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of the Netherlands opened the new Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar. Founded by Mr. Joop van Caldenborgh the private museum displays modern and contemporary art at the Estate Voorlinden.
According to RVD, the Museum Voorlinden overlooks a “…garden and the natural environment. It is the first time that the private collection, gathered worldwide over a period of 50 years, in this form is shown to a wider audience. Museum Voorlinden will accommodate some permanent works, including ‘Skyspace’ by artist James Turrell.”
During today’s opening His Majesty King Willem Alexander and Princess Irene viewed the exhibition entitled, Full Moon. The exhibition consists of more than 40 works of art from “…different periods and provides an introduction to the extremes of the collection with work by other Dutch artists such as Rineke Dijkstra and Jan Sluyters and international artists such as Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei.”
Museum Voorlinden will open to the public on Sunday, September 11, 2016.