Tuesday, October 12, 2010
To the East and Back
After taking in the opening ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games HSH Prince Albert II met with the Prime Minister of India to discuss Indian-Monegasque relations before going on to China where he enjoyed a night at the ballet in Shanghai and visited the Monegasque pavillion at the World Expo where he participated in a recreation of the festivities held in Monaco to celebrate National Day. On Friday he joined his circus-loving sister, HSH Princess Stephanie, for a gala performance by the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo. Over the weekend he was back at home in Monaco for a gala to benefit the Princess Grace Foundation and the Irish Fund. On Sunday the Sovereign Prince attended the Magic Stars Gala at the Princess Grace Theatre for their 25th anniversary celebration. Yesterday he also visited the Lycee Albert I for their 100th anniversary. The high school was named after, of course, Prince Albert I. Also yesterday he was at the Golden Foot Awards with Francesco Totti being the big winner this year.