Charlene Wittstock to Return to South Africa

The South African online newspaper, IOL News, is reporting that Miss Charlene Wittstock will return to South Africa next week to spend time with her family, friends, and to compete in a swimming race, the Midmar Mile.

According to the report, the Midmar Mile is the:

…largest open water swim event in the world and is famed for ambience and camaraderie. Wittstock said she had met Midmar race director Wayne Riddin when he was in Monaco and then started thinking about swimming a race at a social level but also to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics.

Miss Wittstock also noted that even though she is not in “…Olympic condition…” she is looking forward to the race.

Well, good luck to her and others participating in the race.

To read the article in its entirety please click the link: IOL News

Source: IOL News

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HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock Attend a Soccer Match in Monaco

On January 30, 2011, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco along with his fiancee, Charlene Wittstock attended the French League One soccer match at the Louis II Stadium in, where else, Monaco.

Looking as if they were freezing their okoles off, the couple cheered on Team Monaco against their opponent, Team Marseille. Not sure who won the game at this time, but when I find out I am sure you will be more than happy, no?

Also, I have to say this because, well, I just do.  That thick coat Miss Wittstock is wearing… yeah… um… it’s not doing her any favors if you know what I mean.

There.  I said it.    🙂

To view more photos from tonight’s event please click the link below.   🙂

Source and Photos courtesy of: Day Life by REUTERS/Eric Gaillard.

***Credit given to Bystander, from Royal Dish, for finding this information and photos first!  Merci!

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Participates in the Bobsleigh Monaco Historic Race: Um, WHY?!

On January 28, 2011, HSH Prince Albert of Monaco along with several of his oh so close and important friends participated in the 3rd Annual Bobsleigh Monaco Historic Race in St. Moritz.  Now, I’m not sure why this race has the word “historic” within the title… I mean, it’s only been going on now… for what? Three years now?

Hardly historic.

Any who, Mr. Monaco decided to dress up in his sexy Bobsledding uniform (though I have to say… it was a bit on the snug side), and take part in the race — again — with his friends in his fancy Bobsleigh (notice the Grimaldi Coat of Arms on the Bobsleigh.  Jealous? I know you are.  I’m kidding.)

Why he is participating in this race… I have no idea.

Yes, I know he was apart of the Monaco Olympic Bobsleigh Team in his younger years… I suppose he still thinks he has “it.”  That he can still compete with the best of the local best. Either that or he’s missing his carefree days as a slightly balding Olympian whereupon slightly hot chicks with teased Eighties hair would throw themselves at him.

It should be noted, that the Monaco Olympic Bobsleigh Team, when Prince Albert was apart of it, never won a medal.  Nor, were they ever that good.

Heck, the Jamaican Bobsleigh team won more medals in Bobsledding than the Monaco team, and Monaco is a hop, skip, and a jump from the Alps.   🙂

So there you have it.  Prince Albert II of Monaco re-lives his youth as a non-medal winning Olympian in Bobsledding.  Oh yeah, Charlene Wittstock was no where to be found.

To view more photos please visit: Day Life and

Source and Photos courtesy of: by Bonny Makarewicz and by REUTERS/Denis Balibouse,

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Original Photos from the International Circus Festival in Monaco

The Monte-Carlo Daily Photo Blog has been one of my favorite sites for several years now, and I thought now is the good time to share this blog with those who are unfamiliar with MCDP.  The photographer and owner of this fantastic blog has shot some amazing behind-the-scenes photos from the 35th Annual International Circus Festival in Monaco.  Unfortunately, at this time there are no photos of the Monaco princely family.

One more thing, I would like to remind my fellow bloggers to please do not copy and paste these photos without the permission of the owner from Monte Carlo Daily Photo.

Enjoy!    🙂

Please click the link at: Monte Carlo Daily Photo

Photo courtesy of: by Pool/Getty Images Europe

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Monaco Has Been Officially Declared ‘The Safest Place in the World!!’ Oh Yeah, Prince Albert Was There

Yup that’s right!  Monaco has been officially declared the safest and most epic country in the world… according to Monaco’s Police Chief/Director of Public Security, Andre Muhlberger.

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, looking fresh and relaxed after his exotic vacay trip to Egypt as well as his official trip to Lebanon, congratulated the Police force for a job well done.

In an article from today’s Monaco Telecom newspaper, Mr. Muhlberger notes, “…good figures for 2010…” ; however, he did state there were a wee of problems last year… but that’s not important.

It’s been shuffled under the rug.

Voila!  No problemos!

Everything is fine here.

Any who, there are several photos of HSH Prince Albert II and the entire police force from today’s announcement.  To view the photos please click the link: Monaco Telecom

In case you were wondering, Miss Charlene Wittstock did not attend the event.

Source: Monaco Telecom

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Princess Antionette of Monaco Turns 90 years old

On January 8, 2011, Princess Antoinette of Monaco, sister of the late HSH Prince Rainier III of Monaco, celebrated her 90th birthday.

Many of her friends and family were there including HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover and HSH Princess of Monaco.

To view more images please click the link below.

Source and photos courtesy of: Nice-Matin by PHOTOPQR/NICE MATIN/OLIVIER OGERON

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HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco Hands Out Christmas Gifts

On December 14, 2010, HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco handed out various Christmas gifts to the elderly in Cap d’Ail, France.

The princess seemed to be enjoying herself and the people who received these gifts were grateful for the warm gesture by Princess Stephanie.

Photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco

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Prince Albert in Muscat, Oman

On December 13, 2010, HSH Prince Albert of Monaco attended the 2nd Asian Beach Games at Al-Musannah Sports City in Muscat, Oman along with his nephew, Pierre Casiraghi.

Not only did Prince Albert talk to various dignitaries whilst there, he also walked around the media facilities, and attended a various games being played including a Handball match with Pierre (who looks like a robot in the photo below.)  🙂  I’m only kidding.  Well, not really.

Photos courtesy of by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images/AsiaPac.

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Charlene Wittstock Attends An Important Event at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco

On December 7, 2010, Miss Charlene Wittstock attended the Action Innocence in Monaco; a benefit were various Christmas trees were auctioned off  for charity.

According to the French newspaper, Nice-Matin, all twenty-nine trees were decorated with jewelry, sweets, and gifts.

Photo courtesy of  Nice-Matin

To read more about this event please visit

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The Wedding Dress: Who Will Design Charlene’s Fairytale Wedding Dress?

That seems to be the question many have wondered these past few months.  Unfortunately, for Charlene there was another major wedding coming in 2011.  Ever since HRH Prince William of Wales announced his engagement to Catherine Middleton the media has been quite enamored by the couple.  Including the all important major question: Who will design the future Queen of England’s wedding dress?  While poor Prince Albert of Monaco and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock, have been pretty much forgotten by the international press.

Nevertheless, there are many royal watchers who are interested to know which designer will have the honor of working with Miss Wittstock regarding the design of her wedding gown.  There are two well-known designers who are the top contenders at this point:  Mr. Karl Lagerfeld and Mr.Giorgio Armani.

Scanning through various fashion sites I really didn’t find much from these two amazing designers, but I did find some interesting couture gowns that could be a wedding gown for Miss Wittstock:

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Couture Spring 2010.  Okay, so, it’s not all that flattering, but the design is memorable… and every bride wants to look unforgettable, no?

Giorgio Armani for Armani Prive.   It is already well-known that Miss Wittstock is the Ambassador for Armani Prive and a close friend of the designer (well, Mr. Armani may think so, but remember Charlene mentioned in the Tatler interview that she only has two friends.  Whether or not that includes Mr. Armani is unknown at this time.)

Of course, there is always Mr. Elie Saab… a favorite among many royals including HRH Crown Princess Victoria and HM Queen Rania of Jordan.

Now, John Galliano for Christian Dior is a long shot, but I think he would be a perfect to design Charlene’s dress, don’t you?

Monique Lhullier is another brilliant designer (at least I think so.  I adore many of her wedding gown designs.)  Like Mr. Galliano and Mr. Saab, Monique is a long shot for the gig.

Now, for some seriously tacky dresses from some designer who is always on that cheesy show on TLC Say Yes to the Dress.   From what I have heard, these dresses are quite popular with strippers.  Miss Wittstock, the future Princess of Monaco, would never wear such vile looking dresses.

Photos courtesy of, Kleinfeld’s, and Daylife.

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco does Something Mildly Interesting Today

This evening in tiny ass Monaco, where the rich and sleazy party their`Okoles (Hawaiian word for ‘Butts’) off, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco decided that he was in a festive mood and he wanted to share it with the working people of Monaco (actually those who serve and work in Monaco don’t actually live there.  They either live in  Beausoleil or some other cutesy village with cobblestone streets and stuff.)

The not-so dashing Sovereign prince of Monaco allowed people to shake his hand whilst staring at his bald head during his brief visit to the inauguration of the Christmas village in Monaco.

Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves for this photo-op, but many were wondering, “Where is Charlene?”

I guess she couldn’t make it for some reason; however, she did attend another event with Princess Stephanie the day before.  How nice.

Photos courtesy of RD.

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