(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Inaugurates the New Headquarters of the GPSI in Monte-Carlo.

Fresh from his fabulous trip to Italy, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco is back at work. This morning the sovereign prince, accompanied by the Monaco Police Commissioner, Richard Marangoni,  inaugurated the new headquarters of the GPSI (Groupe de Protection, de Surveillance et d’Intervention) on Avenue de l’Annonciade in Monte-Carlo.

(VIDEOS) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Begins a Three-Day Visit to Italy.

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco began his three-day visit to the southern region of Puglia, Italy. The purpose of the visit is to “…visit historical sites of the Grimaldi family and to strengthen the ties between the [Puglia] region and the Monégasque dynasty…” according to the Italian newspaper, Bari Today.

The sovereign prince began his visit in the city of Terlizzi where he, accompanied by the Mayor of Terlizzi, Mr. Ninni Gemmato, unveiled a street sign that says, Terlizzi: Historical Site Grimaldi. Thereafter, Prince Albert II visited the church of Santa Maria la Nova where he visited the tomb of one of his ancestors who lived in Terlizzi in 1546.

Soon, the sovereign prince, Mayor Gemmato, and other government officials made a mad dash to Corso Umberto, where Prince Albert II and Mayor Gemmato unveiled a stone inscription in memory of the sovereign prince’s ancestor who was a feudal lord and a Priest of Terlizzi.

Later in the day, Prince Albert II visited the Cathedral of Terlizzi where he met with Monsignor Domenico Cornacchia and other religious officials. The day ended with a visit to the art gallery, Pinacoteca Michele de Napoli, where he viewed a “…precious silver cross donated by Onorato to the Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Terlizzi…”

Tomorrow, Prince Albert II will visit Canosa, Spinazzola and Matera. On Friday, the sovereign prince will visit Alberobello.

(VIDEO) HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco Takes TSH Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco to the Circus.

On Saturday, April 16, 2022, Her Serene Highness Princess Stephanie of Monaco accompanied by her two daughters, Miss Pauline Ducuret and Miss Camille Gottlieb, along with His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Jacques of Monaco and Her Serene Highness Princess Gabriella of Monaco attended a charity circus performance at the Théâtre Princesse Grace in Monte-Carlo. Yesterday’s performance was held on the occasion of the 12th World Circus Day; moreover, the money raised from the show will be donated to various circus schools in Ukraine.

Prior to the show Princess Stephanie was interviewed by the local news network, Monaco Info, regarding the charity performance noting that, “…she was happy with the initiative.” According to Gala magazine, the princess went on to state that:

“…since the circus world is suffering enormously from the new measures which concern animals in particular, but also from these years of health crisis. I will fight until the end so that the traditional circus continues. As this year they can’t do their end-of-year shows, we wanted to do it here. We had to help these young people so that they don’t lose this love of the circus and this desire to continue their vocation and their passion.” 

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Sends a Video Message During the 23rd Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala in New York City.

Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Monaco DC

On the evening of Wednesday, April 13, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco sent a thank you video message during the 23rd Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Unfortunately, Prince Albert II was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 (which was made public via press release from the Palais Princier de Monaco yesterday morning) and therefore could not attend last night’s gala.

The Stony Brook trustees honored the sovereign prince for his dedication to ocean conservation and sustainability through his personal foundation, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco (FPA). Since it was founded, the FPA has awarded over $1 billion in philanthropy to a number of worthy environmental organizations. Moreover, Prince Albert II guides sustainable policies implemented by his government for the principality to be carbon neutral by 2050.

The sovereign prince has been honored by organizations around the world for his contributions and actions in favor of protecting the environment. A five-time Olympian in bobsleigh, the sovereign prince is also a current member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the chair of the IOC Sustainable and Legacy Commission.

Established in 2000, the Stars of Stony Brook Gala has raised more than $64 million for scholarships and programs of academic and clinical excellence. Proceeds from the April 13 gala will be dedicated entirely to student scholarships. This year’s gala honorees are stars in the arenas of fighting climate change and computer science and electrical engineering.

(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Awarded the 2022 Prix Pierre de Coubertin.

Skip to the 11:54 mark to watch a news report

On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 29, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco received the 2022 Prix Pierre de Coubertin Award from the Association des Écrivains Sportifs in Monaco.

According to the website for the International Committee of the Meditteranean Games, the award is presented to an individual:

“…every four years on the occasion of the Games of the Olympiad, and the recipient is a person whose works of literature or art, or social or political action have promoted the Olympic spirit.

Prince Albert II  is always supporting the International Committee of Meditteranean Games and he had traveled to Patras for the last edition of the Meditteranean Beach Games in 2019.”

(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Visits the Forum des Séjours Linguistiques à l’Étranger.

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the Forum des Séjours Linguistiques à l’Étranger held at the Espace Léo Ferré in Fontvieille. The event is organized by the Association des Parents d’Elèves de Monaco (APEM).

For over 20 years, the APEM forum provides detailed information for students, and their parents, who wish to study abroad or at home in order to improve their foreign language skills. The study abroad program is available to middle to high school students. Languages available include:

English: in Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, in Dubai, in France

German: in Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Spanish: in Spain, Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica, in Mexico

Italian : in Italy, Swiss Italian

Russian: in Russia, Latvia

Chinese: in China, in Taiwan

(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Inaugurates New All-Electric Buses and Shuttles in Monaco-Ville.

On Monday, March 28, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco inaugurated several new all-electric buses and shuttles at the Place du Palais in Monaco-Ville, Monaco.

According to a press release via the Palais Princier the new 100% electric buses were “…specially dedicated to the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace.”

Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco/M.Alesi