HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover (who seems to have been absent alot lately) came with her daughter, HRH Princess Alexandra of Hanover, to a traditional Monegasque picnic/garden party organized by the Mayor of Monaco. Of course, HSH Prince Albert II, the proud uncle, was also on hand for this first official engagement. Princess Alexandra was presented with a bouquet of flowers from a troupe of traditional Monegasque folk dancers. After mass Prince Albert II and the two Princesses of Hanover joined several hundred of their Monegasque countrymen for a reception in the Princess Antoinette of Monaco Garden. This friendly meal and meeting between the native Monegasque population and their sovereign is an annual event in Monaco and one of the unique features of the monarchy which enable it to retain a friendly familiarity between the Monegasque (a minority in their own country) and their Princely Family. This year of course the most attention went to the little Princess of Hanover.