Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas and a New Foundation

It has finally happened, the Princess Charlene Foundation is up and running (you can check out the website here). The focus of the new foundation will be helping the vulnerable, particularly children, through the benefits of sport, with a particular emphasis on those sports the Princess herself is most fond of such as rugby and (of course) swimming. And, with Christmas just around the corner, it was time for Santa Claus to make his appearance at the Princely Palace and Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene were on hand to help Santa in handing out gifts to all the good little Monegasque girls and boys (which is all of them I'm sure). It is so very loyal and patriotic of Santa Claus to always dress in the Monegasque national colors isn't it?
"Remember kids, only recycled wrapping paper!"

"And what do you want for Christmas?" (besides an heir to the throne...)

"So, what do you think, this many of our own? You up for it?"

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Prince and the President

In their first formal meeting, French President Francois Hollande welcomed HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to the Elysee Palace for a 'working lunch' to discuss matters of common interest and boost Franco-Monegasque relations. As I'm sure all regular readers know, the Principality of Monaco has a "special relationship" with the French Republic in that, while remaining a sovereign state, the principality is a protectorate of France and France has traditionally had considerable influence in the micro-monarchy on their southern coast.

"And how about this global warming huh?"

"Well, thanks for the lunch Monsieur, we'll have to have you over to the palace someday"

"Goodbye Frenchie friends, I love ya!"

"See you later guys, I won't be far away"

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Congratulations to the Cambridge Couple

Mad for Monaco sends heartfelt congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their upcoming addition! A happy occasion for any Royal Family and any country so fortunate. So...do Your Serene Highnesses have anything you would like to tell us? (looking at watch ... tapping foot)    Anything?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Princely Couple in the Far East

TSH Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene recently attended a benefit gala in the city-state of Singapore for the Prince Albert II Foundation. Quite the stylish affair...

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