On December 31, 2016, the Palais Princier released a pre-recorded video of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco’s New Year Speech.
On December 24, 2016, the Palais Princier released a lovely Christmas video of Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco accompanied by their two adorable children, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.
On December 15, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II Monaco attended a gala at the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) to celebrate “…Monegasque drivers licensed at the ACM to celebrate them and celebrate their [international] victories…”
On the evening of December 20, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by Mr. Pierre Casiraghi attended the 2016 Yacht Club de Monaco Trophée Credit Suisse Awards held at the Yacht Club de Monaco in Monte-Carlo.
During Tuesday night’s ceremony the sovereign prince presented the 2016 Sailor of the Year award to Mr. Vincenzo Onorato. The well-known Italian sailor recently won the Melges 32 European Champion as well as the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, December 14, 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, Mr. Louis Ducruet, and Miss Camille Gottlieb distributed Christmas gifts to dozens of Monégasque children at the Palais Princier in Monaco-ville, Monaco.
Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 2016 Gala des Ambassadeurs held inside the Salle d’Or at the Hotel Fairmont in Monte-Carlo.
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.
Photos courtesy of the IPCC
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.
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.”
Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier
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.