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Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:27 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Patron Saint remembered in burst of flame

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE, MONACO NEWS: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene on Monday night presided over the burning of the boat in front of the church in Monaco dedicated to the Principality’s patron saint, Saint Devote. As is customary, the sovereign himself set fire to a replica of the boat representing the small, open vessel that brought the body of the saint to the shores of Monaco…

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 8:16

First photos of royal twins

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene have posed for the first official photos with Crown Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, the twins born on December 10...

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 8:21 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Princess Charlene waits to go home

PRINCESS CHARLENE: Princess Charlene has given an interview to Paris Match in which she says she is ‘madly in love’ with twins Jacques and Gabriella. “I’m a little tired but we're all very well thank you. I am recovering from cesarean and the little ones who arrived a little prematurely are doing fine. They are growing every day, gaining weight. This is a fairly standard procedure in this kind of situation of having to spend a few days in the hospital. Everything now depends on their progress, and the doctors. The medical team around us was absolutely fantastic. I do not know yet when we will leave hospital, I hope it will be before Christmas, it depends on the children ... You see, they are the "boss" now.

Friday, 12 December 2014 7:52 | Author: Rhys Hughes

January 7 will be state holiday

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: The Prince’s Palace yesterday issued a video recording of HSH Prince Albert announcing the birth of Crown Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella in which he thanked everyone for their best wishes. Speaking in French, Monegasque and English, the Prince said that it was with a great joy that he announced the births. The births further bolster the feeling of community that unites us. “Thanks be to God for this wonderful blessing,” he said...

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 19:35 | Author: Ian Brodie


PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Princess Charlene has given birth to a boy and a girl. The girl made it into the world at 17:04 and the boy at 17:06 at Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco. A 42-gun salute from the Prince's Guard made the news official...

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:19 | Author: Ian Brodie

Prince Albert prefers a surprise

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Prince Albert has told local French daily Monaco Matin that he prefers not to know the sex of the babies before their birth. However, he said that Princess Charlene does know their gender and by mutual consent is keeping it a secret. The babies are expected before the end of the year…

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 8:48 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Princess Charlene's parents on hand

PRINCESS CHARLENE: As the birth of the Monegasque royal twins draws closer, Princess Charlene's father has spoken of his and wife Lynette's excitement, according to the UK’s Daily Mail. The couple have taken up temporary residence in Monaco. Mike Wittstock told French publication Point de vue that they already have two grandchildren already. “Our son Sean, who lives in South Africa, is the father of a 10-month-old child and yesterday it was the first birthday of our granddaughter,” he said…

Sunday, 12 October 2014 21:28 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Simple, heart-warming gifts

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene visited the "Barbara Sinatra Children's Center" at the weekend, and were obviously touched by the simple and heart-warming gifts offered to them by the children. Barbara Sinatra looks on...

Thursday, 9 October 2014 12:08 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Palace confirms twins report

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: The Palace has issued a statement confirming the fact that Princess Charlene is expecting twins, as first reported locally on on June 1. “The Prince and the Princess of Monaco are delighted to confirm that twins are expected in the family for the end of the year,” the statement said…

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 22:08 | Author: Ian Brodie

Princess makes it official - it's twins!

PRINCESS CHARLENE: Princess Charlene has confirmed she is expecting twins. Hello magazine said today that the Princess revealed the news in a telephone interview. first reported that twins were on the way in an article on June 1, just weeks after the pregnancy was announced by the Palace. “I feel absolutely great,” the Princess told the magazine…

Friday, 26 September 2014 7:41 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Obamas welcome Prince and Princess

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: On the occasion of the Summit of Heads of State attending the climate summit at the United Nations earlier this week, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene were invited to the reception hosted by President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.  PHOTO: The White House

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 8:07 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Prince, Princess in New York

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene are in New York for Climate Week NYC, and on Monday attended the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative. On Tuesday, Prince Albert will attend the Summit of Heads of State on Climate Change at the UN and speak about the activities of his environmental Foundation...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 8:52

Prince, Princess at golf tournament

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: The princely Couple attended the final rounds of competition in the Evian Championship, women's golf tournament, at the weekend in Evian. They were accompanied by Mr Riboud, Danone's President and Director General, Mr Bungert, Tournament Director, Mr Killy and Mr Barnier...

Monday, 15 September 2014 7:11 | Author: Jeff Daniels

Beastly roasting for Princess

PRINCESS CHARLENE: A popular news website with a tabloid bent has published a story on Monaco’s Princess Charlene under the headline ‘Princess Charlene’s Monaco Nightmare.’ The author of the piece at, Tom Sykes, suggests that the Princess remains isolated and without friends, and would rather be elsewhere than in the Principality. When was approached to comment, we responded by saying that the people of Monaco have warmed to the Princess and the arrival of a baby would be ‘icing on the cake…’

Thursday, 31 July 2014 8:34 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Princess has Irish heritage

PRINCESS CHARLENE: This week Princess Charlene was presented with a Certificate of Irish Heritage by HE Rory Montgomery, Irish Ambassador to France, with her husband, Prince Albert, in attendance. The Certificate of Irish Heritage is an official recognition by the Irish Government of those who are proud of their Irish ancestry and heritage, the Irish Independent reports. Other celebrities to have received a Certificate in recent years include Tom Cruise, former US President  Bill Clinton and actor Daniel Day Lewis…

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:20

Princess honoured by Italy

PRINCESS CHARLENE: HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco has received the honour of "Cavaliere di Gran Croce della Stella d'Italia dell'Ordine" awarded by the President of the Italian Republic...

Sunday, 1 June 2014 21:18 | Author: Ian Brodie

'It's twins,' says family friend

PRINCESS CHARLENE: A source close to the father of Princess Charlene has said that the Princess is expecting twins. Announcing the good news by twitter, TV journalist Derek Watts said: “My old Bulawayo schoolmate Mike Wittstock has phoned to say his daughter is pregnant with twins. Congrats Princess Charlene and Albert!”...

Friday, 30 May 2014 18:25


PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene have announced that they are expecting their first child "before the end of the year," which means that the Princess is at least three months into the pregnancy. In a short statement, the couple - who married in July 2011 - expressed their "immense joy" at the news...

Thursday, 22 May 2014 21:39 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Prince, Princess, at Grand Prix

MONACO GRAND PRIX, PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: The royal couple met volunteers from the Red Cross at the Grand Prix this afternoon. The Prince and Princess were also praised the security personnel working at the event…

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 22:21 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Prince, Princess, name Jean Paul II alley

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: The royal couple this afternoon inaugurated the Alley Saint Jean Paul II on the Rock in the presence of Archbishop Bernard Barsi and other dignitaries...

Fraser Yachts chief to speak at Monaco's wealth forum

Roberto Giorgi, a leading figure in the global yachting sector, has been confirmed as a speaker at next month’s Global High Net Worth 2015 event in Monaco, the two-day Conference on March 12 and 13 organised by Monaco Life

Roberto Giorgi joined Fraser Yachts as Executive Chairman in September 2014. A long-term Monaco resident, Giorgi is named in Lloyd’s List One Hundred Most Influential People in Shipping. He remains Honorary President of V-Ships, managers of 1,100 ships.

Giorgi began his career in the maritime world at sea, sailing from Deck Cadet to First Officer before transferring to shore-based roles in 1980. He has held various senior roles within V-Ships and was responsible for launching the V-Ships Leisure brand in the cruise sector as well as running the V-Ships management operation from its Monaco office.

Fraser Yachts is the world’s leading full-service yachting company.

For more information about the Global High Net Worth 2015 event, please visit To attend the Conference, please email Ian Brodie at


Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13, at the Salon Bellevue of the Cafe de Paris in Monte-Carlo, a two-day conference of professionals serving the HNW and UHNW sectors. Distinguished speakers from around the world will address the major issues of the moment. Organised by the publishers of More info: