On the morning of December 6, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening of the Intergovernmental Panel Preparatory Meeting on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Oceans and the Cryosphere in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. The four-day meeting is hosted by the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and the Gouvernment Monaco.
The purpose of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is to scientifically analyze climate change. Established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program the aim is to provide “…policymakers periodic scientific assessments on climate change, its impacts and future risks and to present their strategies for adaptation and mitigation…” according to the official website for the IPCC.
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On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco accompanied by their two children, HSH Hereditary Prince Jacques and HSH Princess Gabriella, the Archbishop of Monaco, Monsignor Bernard Barsi, the mayor of Monaco, Mr. Georges Marsan, Baroness Elisabeth Anne de Massy and her daughter, Melenie, attended the opening of the Village de Noël at Port Hercule in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
The theme of this year’s Christmas village: Les Douceurs de Noël. The Village de Noël will be open to the public until January 2, 2017.
Later in the evening Princess Charlene attended the Bal de Noël held at the Hôtel de Paris in benefit of the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. Over 65,000 Euros was raised during last Saturday’s event.
Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier
On the evening of December 1, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco and her daughter, Miss Camille Gottlieb, attended the 2016 Fight AIDS Monaco Auction in Monte-Carlo.
The money raised — €297,500 — during last evening’s auction were donated to the non-profit organization, Fight AIDS Monaco, which continues to “…develop the actions of information and HIV prevention, but also to continue supporting people living with HIV.”
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On Monday, November 28, 2016, Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco accompanied by her youngest daughter, Miss Camille Gottlieb, attended the unveiling of quilts in remembrance of those who lost their battle against AIDS. The event took place at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco in Monaco-ville.
On Monday, November 21, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco presided over the 2016 Grandes Médailles Albert I in Paris, France.
Each year the Institut Océanographique de Monaco presents awards to outstanding individuals who have dedicated their lives to marine science and research.
The winners of the 2016 Grandes Médailles Albert I are:
Scientist, Mr. Daniel Pauly, for his expertise in marine resources and the effects of overfishing.
Mr. Thibaut Barreyre for his published work entitled, Dynamics and Heat Fluxes of the Lucky Strike Hydrothermal Field (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 37 ° 17’N).
Ms. Sophie Gourguet for her published thesis entitled, Ecological and Economic Viability for the Sustainable Management of Mixed Fisheries.
Mr. Erik Orsenna, winner of the Mediation Award, for raising awareness and discovery the marine world through his travels and enthusiasm of his pen.
On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco participated in the 9th Peace and Sport International Forum Peace Walk held along the Terrasses de l’Opéra in Monte-Carlo.
The theme of this year’s Peace and Sport International Forum, Game on for Peace: Changing the World through Sport.
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On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening of the Sixth Meeting of the Parties à l’ACCOBAMS in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
The purpose of the four-day meeting is to adopt measures to improve knowledge of cetaceans, reduce threats from human activities and enhance understanding and techniques among the State parties, in addition to collaboration with other international organizations.
During Tuesday’s event the sovereign prince witnessed the launch of the ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative project. The purpose of the campaign is to assess populations of cetaceans and their distribution in the whole of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea by observers on specially equipped aircraft or ships has been made possible thanks to the MAVA Foundation and the commitment of all the ACCOBAMS countries. It will provide reliable data that is harmonized at the regional level to increase knowledge of cetaceans and ensure their protection.
In particular, the following will be studied: a joint protocol between the various international organizations for the management of cetacean strandings, the adoption of the principle of the systematic undertaking of independent impact studies prior to all work likely to generate underwater noise that could prove harmful to cetaceans, and decreasing the effects of interaction between cetaceans and human activities, such as fishing.
On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco attended the 9th Annual Test in the City event held on the Terrasses de la Galerie Marchande de Carrefour in Monte-Carlo.
The event was organized by Fight AIDS Monaco.
On Saturday, November 19, 2016, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Mr. Louis Ducruet, Mr. and Mrs. Andrea Casiraghi and their two children — Sacha and India — Ms. Charlotte Casiraghi, Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Casiraghi, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy and her daughter, Miss Mélanie-Antoinette de Massy, Mr. Christopher LeVine and his son, Mr. Christopher LeVine, Jr. celebrated Fête Nationale 2016.
The day began with a ceremony inside the courtyard at the Palais Princier. Thereafter, the princely family arrived at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee de Monaco to attend a Te Deum Mass led by Archbishop Bernard Barsi.
The day ended with the princely family making their traditional balcony appearance at the Palais where they waved to the proud and happy Monégasque citizens.
On Sunday, September 25, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco unveiled the new Venturi VM-FE-02 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. The new race car will make its début in the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix on October 9, 2016 in Hong Kong.
On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by the Minister of State of Monaco, Mr. Serge Telle, and various Monégasques government officials visited the French research vessel, André Malraux, at the Port of Fontvieille in Monaco.
During yesterday’s visit the sovereign prince was given a tour of the vessel and learned more about the robotics program developed by DRASSM (Department of Underwater Archaeological Research and Submarine). Prince Albert II also learned about the robots used by the DRASSM which photograph and model 3D shipwrecks lying at great depths as Danton (1025m) collects items several hundred meters from the surface. The sovereign prince was also informed about other ongoing projects including the humanoid robot Ocean One.
On Friday, September 23, 2016, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover attended the opening of the exhibition entitled, Danse, Danse, Danse, held inside the Villa Paloma at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.
The exhibition, in collaboration with the Pavillon Bosio, Art & Scénographie, École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques de la Ville de Monaco and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in the frame of the Monaco Dance Forum, takes place in:
“…three phases concentrating on choreography and its displacements, its collaborations and its extensions. The exhibition is inhabited by dance and its images, the body and its different rhythms, from rehearsal to public presentation. A workshop involves research of the living within the museum space, associating works, dancers and artist-stage designers. A symposium initiates the debate on the inhabited exhibitions and the spaces open to the multiple territories of art.”
On Friday, September 23, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by his niece, Miss Pauline Ducruet, arrived at the Cartier Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City to attend the inauguration of the new Princess Grace Salon.
According to the Hollywood Reporter the oval-shaped salon “…features several portraits of the former Grace Kelly in her Cartier diamonds — a ruby and diamond set seen in one photo is meant to conjure thoughts of Monaco’s red and white flag — while the principality’s coat of arms also adorns each wall of the salon, the first time Monaco has approved its use in a boutique.”
Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier