HSH Prince Albert II was recently in England, where he met with HM Queen Elizabeth II, on the occasion of the Chelsea Flower Show at Chelsea Hospital which attracted over 160,000 visitors. Sarah Eberle was responsible for the "Garden of Monaco" which was featured this year and which, of course, drew the presence of the Sovereign Prince. Some three years of preparation went into this special event and the Prince was beaming with pride as he and the Queen inspected the showing. Prince Albert has always had a love for gardens and growing things, explaining that he inherited his 'green thumb' from his mother Princess Grace who was, as we know, famous for her love of roses in particular. She also wrote a book on the subject of her famous flowers. This was the first time Monaco participated in the Chelsea Flower Show and it was, by all accounts, a resounding success.
Also, with the days being counted down to the big wedding day, the Princely Palace has announced that, as expected, Alain Ducasse will be in charge of putting on the official wedding dinner. The following picture was posted at the palace website.