(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Opening of the Sixth Meeting of the Parties à l’ACCOBAMS.

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.

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(VIDEO) HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco Attends 9th Annual Test in the City.

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.

(VIDEO) Members of the Princely Family of Monaco Celebrate Fête Nationale 2016.

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.

(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits the Research Vessel, André Malraux.

 

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.

(VIDEO) Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover Attends the Opening of the Exhibition Danse, Danse, Danse.

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.”

(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Inaugurates the Princess Grace Salon in NYC.

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.”

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(VIDEO) TSHs Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the 4th Edition of the Monte-Carlo Polo Cup.

On Sunday, September 18, 2016, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 4th Edition of the Monte-Carlo Polo Cup held at the Domaine de Vire-Vent in the hills above lovely old Monaco.

The sovereign prince is patron of the Monte-Carlo Polo Cup.

(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends an Unveiling at the Stade Louis II.

 

On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 20, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Stade Louis II to unveil a massive flower arrangement for the Association Monégasque Pour la Recherche sur la Maladie d’Alzheimer (Monégasque Association for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease).

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(VIDEO) His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Unveils a New Plaque.

On the morning of Monday, September 19, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover unveiled the updated Princely Family of Monaco genealogical (i.e. a family tree) plaque at the Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monaco in Monte-Carlo.

The updated plaque included HSH Hereditary Prince Jacques and HSH Princess Gabriella of Monaco with their Coat of Arms.

And, that’s it.

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(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits Château de Chinon.

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On Saturday, September 17, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the lovely Château de Chinon in Chinon, France.

So what was the purpose of the sovereign prince’s visit?  Well, he was formally inducted into the Painctes Cellars of Chinon by the Wine Growers Brotherhood of Entonneurs Rabelaisiens. According to France 3 News, the “…Painctes cellars are a historic site, quoted in the work of François Rabelais, found under the Chateau de Chinon.” 

For more information about yesterday’s event as well as to view photos please click here and here (in French).