(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).

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Views an Outdoor Exhibition in St. Tropez.

monacoOn the morning of Saturday, September 17, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in St. Tropez, France, to view an outdoor sculpture exhibition by artist, Mr.Bernard Bezzina.

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(VIDEO) HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover Views an Exhibition at the Galerie Adriano Ribolzi.

On Thursday, September 15, 2016, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover arrived at the Galerie Adriano Ribolzi in Monte-Carlo to inaugurate a new exhibition by Mr. Karl Stengel.  Mr. Stengel was the winner of the 2015 du Grand Prix International d’Art Contemporain GemlucArt.

The 30 piece exhibition will be open to the public until October 8, 2016, at the Galerie Adriano Ribolzi.

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(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Inaugurates a New Tunnel.

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco inaugurated the new Albert II tunnel located between the Boulevard du Jardin Exotique and Boulevard Rainier III in Monte-Carlo.

The construction of the new tunnel took four years to complete and will “…reduce traffic by 50% during peak hours…” according to the Palais Princier.

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Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier

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(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Receives the 2016 Deutscher Meerespreis.

On Monday, September 12, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening of the 41st International Congress of the Mediterranean Commission in Kiel, Germany.

During today’s event the sovereign prince received the 2016 Deutscher Meerespreis (German Ocean Award) for his “…long-standing commitment to research, preservation and protection of the oceans…” according to Professor Peter Herzig, Director of GEOMAR.

monacogoa2016Deutscher Meerespreis is awarded by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Deutsche Bank under the patronage of the minister-president of Schleswig-Holstein.  With a value of €10,000, the Deutscher Meerespreis is awarded to well-known individuals from the fields of politics, business, science or the media who have shown special commitment to the cause of preserving and protecting the world’s oceans or to communicating knowledge and educating the public about them.

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Photo courtesy of the GEOMAR

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(VIDEO) The Prince and Princess of Monaco Attend the 2016 Pique-Nique des Monégasques.

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.

monaco2016The 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.

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Photo courtesy of V.Hache/Palais Princier

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TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Attend the 40th Edition of the Memorial Van Damme.

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On Friday, September 9, 2016, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium accompanied their children — Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, and Princess Elenor — and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening of 40th Edition of the Memorial Van Damme held at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels.

According to the Belgian royal court the event is “…dedicated to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 2016.  [The Memorial Van Damme] is part of the circuit of the IAAF Diamond League.” 

Photo courtesy of the Belgian royal court

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(VIDEO) HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco Attends the Launch of World First Aid Day.

monacoOn Friday, September 9, 2016, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, as the Goodwill Ambassador for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, attended the launch of World First Aid Day in Geneva, Switzerland.

Held under the theme, First Aid for and by Children, today’s event aims to teach “…children everywhere to be trained in first aid, and is urging Governments and Ministries of Education to make first aid a mandatory part of school curriculums…” according to a press release.

In statement in regards to World First Aid Day, Princess Charlene noted:

“Children are particularly susceptible to accidents in their daily lives and are especially at risk during major emergencies, like natural disasters, conflicts and epidemics.  Empowering young people as first aid providers will not just save lives. It will prepare them for a future in which they can be an active and responsible citizen in their local communities.  An estimated one million children die every year from treatable injuries and millions more are hospitalized as a result of accidents like drowning, automobile crashes, falls and burns.  Children are capable of saving the lives of themselves and others around them if they are equipped with first aid training.” 

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Photo courtesy of F. Coffrini/AFP

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(VIDEO) HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco Presents Diplomas.

On Thursday, September 8, 2016, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco presented diplomas to 23 students who completed the Institut de Formation en Soins Infirmiers (IFSI) Nurses Training program at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

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Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier

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(VIDEOS) His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco Visit Ohio State University.

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco participated in a roundtable discussion inside the Mershon Center at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Issued discussed during yesterday’s event included “…climate change, biodiversity, and access to clean water.”

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Opening Ceremony of the 129th International Olympic Committee Session.

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On Monday, August 1, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening ceremony of the 129th International Olympic Committee session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Other royals in attendance included His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends a Memorial at the Église Sainte Dévote.

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On Thursday, July 28, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended a special Mass at the Église Sainte Dévote in Monte-Carlo in memory of Father Jacques Hamel.

Father Hamel was brutally murdered on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, while he celebrated Mass at the Église de Saint-Etienne du Rouvray in Normandy, France, by “…two [ISIS inspired] assailants…” according to the newspaper, New York Times.  Father Hamel was 85.

If you would like to learn more about the life of the late Father Jacques Hamel please click here.

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(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Opens the 3rd Edition of the Euro Mini Jam.

On Sunday, July 24, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco officially opened the 3rd Edition of the Euro Mini Jam held at the Parc Princesse Antoinette in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

The Euro Mini Jam gathers guides and scouts from the ages of 12-15 years from various small states in Europe including Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Iceland, Isle of Man, and Malta to participate in “…activities such as a treasure hunt, hiking, rafting or sailing.”

 

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