Sunday, May 30, 2010

Recent Grimaldi News

Nostalgia was in the air on the 27th in Brest where Prince Albert and Vice Admiral Jean-Pierre Labonne visited the French aircraft carrier "Joan of Arc" which put in to port for the last time. The warship, a training vessel in the French navy, holds a special significance for the Prince of Monaco as he served on the ship during his 'military hitch' from September 1981 to April 1982, carrying on the long Grimaldi family tradition of service in the armed forces. The ship was launched in 1964 and was the longest-serving vessel in the French fleet. In 1980 Prince Albert also served for 1 month on a ship in the US Navy.
On the same day HRH Princess Caroline was at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco to visit all of the new mothers and their babies on the occasion of Mother's Day in Monaco. This has become a nice new tradition. Last year it was Princess Stephanie who visited the new mommies.


  1. Despite all the criticism, and the various human failings of members of this family, they do seem to have a genuine warmth and kindness, as well as a real devotion to their task, which is very nice to see.

    BTW, I like your new blog design. I've been wanting to do something to Cross of Laeken for some time, but nothing ever seems quite right.

  2. That is true and I think it especially shows in the relationship between the Monegasque and the family; particularly Stephanie and Caroline. They are like one big extended family and no matter what mistakes family members make they all still genuinely love each other.

    This look doesn't seem 'quite right' to me, I'd prefer the look I had on my old Monaco website but I'm terrible when it comes to figuring this stuff out.


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