Saturday, March 22, 2014
Casanova jumped at the opportunity and, to be fair, the Prince of Monaco was as good as his word. He did indeed introduce Casanova to a duchess who was looking for love and who was instantly smitten with the dashing Venetian, however, he rather neglected to mention that she was considerably older than the Italian heartthrob and not terribly attractive at all. Casanova had been beaten and far from being able to compete with Honore III for the affections of the actress, it was all he could do to stay one step ahead of the man-hungry duchess who pursued him relentlessly. The story goes that Casanova eventually had to lie and tell the duchess he suffered from some terrible venereal disease before she was put off of him, which, true or not, probably did his reputation no good. Supposedly, he never forgave Prince Honore III for having lured him in to such a position but, as the English say, 'all is fair in love and war'.
Monday, March 17, 2014
The Royal Digest. Princess Grace was very proud of her Irish heritage, visited the country on several occasions and established, as part of her legacy, the Princess Grace Irish Library. Check up on past posts about the Irish-Monegasque connections here.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Recently it was St David's day again, the feast day of the patron saint of Wales. TSH Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene marked the occasion by attending the St David's Day Charity Dinner at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
HSH Prince Albert II talking with Thomas Bach, IOC President
HSH Prince Albert II giving encouragement to skier Olivier
Jeunot of Team Monaco
And another shot of the Prince & Princess with all the athletes of Team Monaco
Friday, February 7, 2014
a post on the Van Cleef & Arpel's tiara of HSH Princess Grace of Monaco. Made in 1976 the Princess wore it only once for the pre-wedding festivities of Princess Caroline and Philippe Junot. Check it out.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
St Devote, pray for us, pray for Monaco and pray for the House of Grimaldi