On the morning of Friday, July 8, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended a commemorative Mass for the late His Serene Highness Prince Albert I of Monaco at the Cathédrale de Monaco in Monaco-Ville.
Today’s Mass was held in commemoration of the centenary anniversary of the late Prince Albert I and the anniversary of his funeral — which was held on July 8, 1922, at the Cathédrale de Monaco. The commemorative Mass was presided over by the Archbishop of Monaco, Monlord Dominique-Marie David.
On Monday, July 4, 2022, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco visited the Maternity Ward at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace in Monte-Carlo.
Accompanying Princess Charlene this afternoon was the General Secretary of the Monaco Red Cross, Mr. Frédéric Platini and a representative of the Board of Directors of the Monaco Red Cross, Dr. Mathieu Liberatore.
On Friday, July 1, 2022, the Palais Princier de Monaco released a new photo of Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco on the occasion of their 11th wedding anniversary.
The image, photographed by Mr. Eric Mathon, was taken in the back garden of the Palais.
On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, the Palais Princier de Monaco announced the engagement of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II and Miss Charlene Lynette Wittstock, an Olympian swimmer from South Africa.
On July 1, 2011, at 5 P.M. the couple were civilly married in the Throne Room at the Palais Princier. The two witnesses were Mrs. Donatella Knecht de Massy and Mr. Chris Levine (Prince Albert II’s first cousin) with Mr. Philippe Narmino conducting the civil marriage.
After the civil ceremony, the princely waved to the crowds from the balcony of the Salon des Glaces at the Palais Princier. After a reception on the Place du Palais Princier with hundreds of Monégasques and government officials, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene attended a private cocktail reception for friends and family at the Hermitage hotel in Monte-Carlo.
Later in the evening, the princely couple along with hundreds of people from around the world arrived at Port Hercule in Monte-Carlo to attend a concert by French artist, Jean-Michel Jarre, in honor of the princely wedding.
The couple were married in a religious ceremony held in the courtyard of the Palais Princier de Monaco on July 2, 2011. Guests in attendance included Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Duke and Duchess of Brabant (now Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians), Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Prince Georg Friedrich and Princesss Sophie of Prussia, The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, The Duke and Duchess of Castro (Bourbon-Two Sicilies), and a then Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima of Oranje (not Orange) to name a few.
By the way, I love that the couple used the same colors and background tones in their 2010 engagement photo; moreover, the image was taken not too far from where their princely couple’s engagement photo was taken twelve years ago. 🙂
On Monday, June 20, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by his cousin, Miss Melanie-Antoinette Costello de Massy, attended the 2022 Prix du Concours de Langue Monégasque (Monégasque Language Competition Award Ceremony) held in the courtyard at the Mairie de Monaco in Monaco-Ville.
Established in 1981, the Monégasque Language Competition is a culture, history, and language competition consisting of written and oral tests.
On the morning of Monday, June 20, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco welcomed hundreds of cyclists participating in the 2022 La Sapaudia Bike Race on the Place du Palais in Monaco-Ville.
The purpose of the race is to raise money and awareness of Bone Marrow disease in children and young adults. Prior to the race, the sovereign prince met with the participants as well as with the organizers of the event.
Thereafter, Prince Albert II officially launched the 600 km race from Monaco-Ville to Albertville, France.
On this special day dedicated to the Ocean, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco reminds us of the key issues facing the world’s Ocean and the major meetings that lie ahead, such as the Lisbon Conference (end of June 2022) and COP 15, which will enable the Ocean to be placed at the heart of collective negotiations regarding our future.
“The various deadlines ahead of us must be an opportunity to provide responses adapted to the scale and complexity of the oceans and, above all, must be an opportunity to bring together skills, wills and approaches so that we can collectively respond to the immense challenges facing us. I hope that this day will help us to move forward, so that together we can reconcile humanity and the sea around a more sustainable development model.”