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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:55 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Guards' beach volleyball team presented

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: A very friendly event was held yesterday by the Prince's Guard at "la Rose des Vents" for the presentation of the Guard's beach volleyball team to the Princely Couple. Ms. Victoria Ravva, volleyball of RC Cannes, Kevin Crovetto, the gymnast Star of Monaco, Pierre Pujol, volleyball of RC Cannes were among those present...

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Monday, 14 April 2014 21:17 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Princess at charity tennis event

PRINCESS CHARLENE, MONACO CHARITIES: Princess Charlene was invited by Natalia Vodianova to attend a tennis tournament in the framework of the Love Ball, which was held in Monaco in July...

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 18:13 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Prince and Princess open new creche

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene this morning inaugurated the Toddlers' Island, a creche that can cater for 60 youngsters from three months to three years old. The facility, in La Condamine, is described as ultra-spacious and comfortable. Access is from the new precinct at Jardins d'Appiline, close to Starbucks…

Thursday, 3 April 2014 7:34

Palace in blue for autism campaign

MONACO CHARITIES, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Autism affects about 650,000 people in France, 67 million worldwide. To fight against this scourge, the United Nations in 2007 adopted a resolution that April 2 would be World Day for Autism Awareness. The blue colour was chosen as a symbol of the fight against this disease about which too little is known...

Monday, 31 March 2014 7:50 | Author: Ian Brodie

Special weekend for special athletes

MONACO SPORT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Another first for Monaco: the swimming gala of the Special Olympics were held over the weekend at Stade Louis II. Named after Princess Charlene, the games attracted 230 competitors from 25 countries invited by Special Olympics Monaco...

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 7:24 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Princess supports Fukushima victims

PRINCESS CHARLENE: HSH Princess Charlene yesterday gave a warm welcome to young women participating in the programme entitled "Traveling Whale Association, " for survivors of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. This initiative, which aims to discover the world of Visual Arts in Monaco, is  supported by the Monaco-Japan Association...

Friday, 21 March 2014 6:54 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Princess speaks of children, charity

PRINCESS CHARLENE: Princess Charlene has spoken about her desire to have children of her own in a new interview with Italian Vanity Fair. Asked if she wants any children of her own, the Princess said, “I want motherhood very much, but everything is in God's hands. As a couple we have been through many difficult moments and profound changes in our personal lives, but being together has always been a challenge that has brought us together. I have a boundless confidence in our love: Prince Albert is my husband, but he has also always been my best friend, and has been able to help me overcome obstacles that seemed insurmountable..."

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 8:47 | Author: Ian Brodie

Princess hits out at 'unjust' media

PRINCESS CHARLENE: In an extensive exclusive interview with local French daily Monaco Matin today, Princess Charlene hits out at the tabloid press. "For certain media, if I say I am building a swimming pool to help poor children to swim, to save them from drowning, that doesn't interest them..."

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 21:05 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Princess glows at Vuitton show

PRINCESS CHARLENE: Princess Charlene was at the centre of attention in Paris today when she attended the autumn show of Louis Vuitton. Princess Charlene, 36, posed with designer Nicolas Ghesquiere, fashion's current hottest property, according to the UK's Daily Mail.

Ghesquiere, 42, celebrated his debut ready-to-wear range with France's finest fashionistas supporting him in the front row, including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and her mother Catherine Deneuve...

Sunday, 2 February 2014 18:37 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Busy Princesses miss Casiraghi wedding

MONACO, ANDREA CASIRAGHI, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Second in line to Prince Albert as Prince of Monaco, Andrea Casiraghi and has wife Tatiana Santo Domingo married again in Gstaad, yesterday, in a religious service. Some 300 friends and family were present, with the guests of honour being the couple's ten month-old son Sacha, Andrea's mother Princess Caroline, sister Charlotte Casiraghi, and HSH Prince Albert...

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 22:53 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Olympic Committee presents Monaco's athletes

MONACO SPORT, PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: The Monaco Olympic Committee today presented the six athletes who will compete in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, which start on February 7...

Saturday, 25 January 2014 22:19 | Author: Ian Brodie

MonacoUSA honoured by special tour

MONACOUSA, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Forty-five members of MonacoUSA were treated to a very special tour of the Prince's Palace today, led by the commanding officer of the Prince's Caribiniers, Lieutenant-Colonel Philippe Rebaudengo. The tour took in some parts of the Palace not usually seen by the public, and one of the highlights was a close look at the water cistern cut out of the rock that at one time held 1.7 million litres of water that would have enabled the garrison of the fortress to survive a siege for the best part of two years...

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 7:29 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Prince, Princess, visit St Agnes

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: The Royal Couple yesterday visited St. Agnes, high in the hills above the Mediterranean close to the Italian border, for the official inauguration of the restored sanctuary of the the church Notre-dame-Des-Neiges. The Prince and Princess Charlène were also made citizens of honour of the village.

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Saturday, 11 January 2014 10:59

Sake ceremony opens Nobu

MONACO, PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: It was in the presence of TSH the Sovereign Prince and Princess Charlène that the world renowned Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa and his associates, Robert DeNiro and Meir Tepper, celebrated the official opening of the Nobu Fairmont Monte Carlo restaurant earlier this week...

Thursday, 9 January 2014 0:01 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Prince, Princess at swimming festival

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: TSH Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended the annual festival of swimming yesterday afternoon which tok place at the swimming pool of the Louis II Stadium. PHOTO: Prince's Palace


Wednesday, 1 January 2014 15:44 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Prince, Princess in Eastern Cape

PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco were due today to visit Mvezo, in South Africa's Eastern Cape, and surrounding villages, former president Nelson Mandela's grandson and local chief Mandla Mandela said: "The royal house of Mandela is excited to host the Prince and Princess of Monaco here in Mvezo, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela..."

Thursday, 19 December 2013 7:27 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Prince and Princess continue tradition

MONACO NEWS, PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene spent much of yesterday dispensing presents to Monegasque schoolchildren at the Palace, an event which not only gave great joy to the youngsters but immense satisfaction to their Serene Highnesses.

PHOTO: Prince's Palace


Wednesday, 11 December 2013 21:11 | Author: Rhys Hughes

Prince plants first rose

PRINCESS CHARLENE, PRINCE ALBERT: Princess Charlene has already left Monaco for official duties following the death last week of Nelson Mandela. HSH Prince Albert will be leaving shortly to join his wife for the funeral service on Sunday. Today the Prince planted the first rose in the Rose Garden initially built by his father Prince Rainer in remembrance of Princess Grace, currently undergoing a major renovation.


Friday, 6 December 2013 7:05 | Author: Ian Brodie

Monaco mourns death of Mandela

MONACO NEWS, PRINCESS CHARLENE, PRINCESS STEPHANIE: The death announced last night of Nelson Mandela will have a particular resonance in Monaco due to the close connections of both Princess Charlene and Princess Stephanie to the former President of South Africa. As Charlene Wittstock, the wife of HSH Prince Albert spent most of her youth in South Africa, after moving from Zimbabwe, and represented the rainbow nation as an Olympic swimmer. Princess Charlene has returned many times to South Africa where her charitable foundation is particularly active…

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 17:14 | Author: Ian Brodie

Princess opens Starbucks

MONACO NEWS, MONACO BUSINESS, PRINCESS CHARLENE: Monaco's own Starbucks was opened this afternoon by Princess Charlene, a long-time fan of the brand. The outlet is in the Appoline Gardens area opposite the new lycee, and could be the first of several in the Principality. The cafe has a total of 138 places, inside and out, and is the largest on the Riviera. Licence owner Tar.Ca, which already operates the Nike concession, is considering adding several smaller outlets in Monaco… 



French residents of Monaco, who were born in the Principality and still live here, will no longer be subject to French taxes, France's Council of State has ruled - full report tomorrow, Monday

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