Monaco royal family – AAI Monaco http://aaimonaco.org/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 22:26:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://aaimonaco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-23-150x150.png Monaco royal family – AAI Monaco http://aaimonaco.org/ 32 32 The Queen has spent 70 years protecting the monarchy, she must keep Andrew away from his family before he humiliates them even more https://aaimonaco.org/the-queen-has-spent-70-years-protecting-the-monarchy-she-must-keep-andrew-away-from-his-family-before-he-humiliates-them-even-more/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 22:26:00 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/the-queen-has-spent-70-years-protecting-the-monarchy-she-must-keep-andrew-away-from-his-family-before-he-humiliates-them-even-more/ THIS is an unprecedented moment in royal history. Yesterday morning, as we now understand, the Duke of York was driven to Windsor Castle to have a meeting with the Queen. 5 The Duke of York was driven to Windsor Castle yesterday to meet the Queen1 credit 5 It’s a meeting she would never have imagined […]]]>

THIS is an unprecedented moment in royal history.

Yesterday morning, as we now understand, the Duke of York was driven to Windsor Castle to have a meeting with the Queen.

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It's a meeting she would never have imagined having, here she presents him with a rose on her return from the Falklands war

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It’s a meeting she would never have imagined having, here she presents him with a rose on her return from the Falklands warCredit: Getty

It is a meeting that she never imagined having one day with her favorite son, who since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, has been her attentive support.

With her sad agreement, he surrendered his military titles and royal patronages on the understanding that he would now fight his lawsuit for sex claims in America as a private citizen.

To do this, he also ceded to the Queen the honorary title, as it is known, of HRH. His Royal Highness.

His ex-wife, Sarah Duchess of York, lost hers in their divorce case, which was understandable as she wanted to work in the United States as Sarah Ferguson. Diana losing her HRH was much more controversial.

Called to court

The queen had no desire to take it off, but when Diana spoke publicly saying she was going to lose it, the queen was so irritated that she decided that was what would happen.

No member of the royal family has been summoned to court since the time Edward VII was implicated in what became known as the Baccarat scandal in September 1890. His friend Gordon Cumming was accused of cheating at the card game and the prince was called as a witness. .

It was the first time an heir to the throne had been forced to appear in court since Richard Plantagenet, the 3rd Duke of York in the 15th century.

The Paul Burrell case in 2002, in which Diana’s former butler was accused of stealing from her estate, collapsed when the Queen suddenly remembered he had told her he was keeping some of Diana’s possessions. the late princess to safety.

The case was about to get up close and personal and the Royal Family could not risk being called to give evidence. For a prince of the blood – and for 20 years the second in line to the throne after his older brother the Prince of Wales – losing his title makes for a tragic day for the royal family.

The Queen has spent 70 years protecting the image of the monarchy because she considers it her duty. A duty taught to him by his beloved father. She acquitted herself of this task with a lot of work and pride. It wasn’t easy, but she believed that it was her lot in life and that she had been ordained by God to do it. Prince Philip agreed with her.

Together, they sacrificed a lot of personal happiness to keep the show on the road. Philip said whatever happened, they had to do it. The decision to sever Andrew’s ties with the military is likely to be particularly painful for a Royal Navy veteran, who served with distinction as a helicopter pilot during the Falklands War.

Almost 40 years ago, Prince Andrew walked down Portsmouth Quay on his return as a Falklands War hero in September 1982. His family were there to meet him. He was cheered by the crowd. His mother handed him a rose, which he jokingly placed between his teeth. He was everything his parents had dared hope he was, handsome, brave and applauded by the press and the public.

No more embarrassment

But, now he is determined to clear his name in his lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre. He cannot do it as a working member of the royal family.

The Queen made it clear that he had no choice but to take up his case as a private citizen. He has no alternative but to step aside and carry on. He must get away from his family before he heaps more embarrassment and humiliation on the monarchy.

It’s something Andrew would agree with and accept, no matter how hard it is for him. He is a man who has always used traction when he wants something, even once saying to a gardener who refused him immediate entry, “You don’t know who I am?”

As well as being very dear to the Queen, Andrew was also Philip’s favorite son. He named it after his own father, Prince Andrew of Greece, whose life never met his earliest expectations.

He ends up leaving his wife in a sanatorium, his daughters in Paris and his young son at school in England.

He disappeared to live in Monte Carlo, living on wealthy friends with his mistress. I just hope history won’t repeat itself.

Andrew also ceded to the Queen the honorary title, as it is known, of HRH - His Royal Highness

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Andrew also ceded to the Queen the honorary title, as it is known, of HRH – His Royal HighnessCredit: Getty
But now he's determined to clear his name in his lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre, writes Ingrid Seward

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But now he’s determined to clear his name in his lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre, writes Ingrid SewardCredits: Lorna Roach
No member of the royal family has been called to appear since the time Edward VII was involved in the Baccarat scandal in September 1890

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No member of the royal family has been called to appear since the time Edward VII was involved in the Baccarat scandal in September 1890Credit: Getty
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Princess Charlene braces for possible Monaco return as she continues to recover from mysterious illness – Royal Central https://aaimonaco.org/princess-charlene-braces-for-possible-monaco-return-as-she-continues-to-recover-from-mysterious-illness-royal-central/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 20:33:11 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/princess-charlene-braces-for-possible-monaco-return-as-she-continues-to-recover-from-mysterious-illness-royal-central/ It has been reported that Princess Charlene could return to Monaco in a few weeks to attend the celebrations of Sainte-Dévote – the patron saint of the Principality. The relationship between the Princely Family of Monaco and Sainte Dévote is both ancient and strong, it is one of the most important events in Princess Charlene’s […]]]>

It has been reported that Princess Charlene could return to Monaco in a few weeks to attend the celebrations of Sainte-Dévote – the patron saint of the Principality.

The relationship between the Princely Family of Monaco and Sainte Dévote is both ancient and strong, it is one of the most important events in Princess Charlene’s calendar.

Each year, members of the Princely Family participate in the festivities in memory of their Patron Saint.

Some royal commentators have suggested that if she feels good enough, Her Highness Serine could return to Monaco for the celebrations she cares about so much.

The festivities were one of the very few public events Charlene attended alongside her family in the past year.

Last year, Charlene was grounded in her native South Africa from May to November after becoming critically ill with an infection in her ears, nose and throat. She needed several surgeries to treat the illness and was eventually allowed to return to Monaco in November.

However, a few days after returning to the country, she was transferred to an undisclosed location to continue her recovery.

The last official update from the Prince’s Palace in December was that its recovery is “encouraging” and will take a few more months.


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Princess Charlene’s Christmas reunion with her children – Royal Central https://aaimonaco.org/princess-charlenes-christmas-reunion-with-her-children-royal-central/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 00:20:16 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/princess-charlenes-christmas-reunion-with-her-children-royal-central/ It has been revealed that Princess Charlene of Monaco had a festive encounter with Prince Albert and their two children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, shortly before Christmas time. According to Marie Claire, the Monegasque ruler took the twins to see Charlene shortly before Christmas, spending around four hours with the princess. The publication reports […]]]>

It has been revealed that Princess Charlene of Monaco had a festive encounter with Prince Albert and their two children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, shortly before Christmas time.

According to Marie Claire, the Monegasque ruler took the twins to see Charlene shortly before Christmas, spending around four hours with the princess.

The publication reports that the family brought him photos and gifts as His Serene Highness recovers from a period of ill health.

The Prince’s Palace had previously revealed that Charlene’s family would be visiting her on Christmas. This is the first time that details of the visit have been revealed.

Princess Charlene, 43, is undergoing treatment for an unspecified reason at an undisclosed location outside Monaco. She entered the treatment facility after feeling tired.

Charlene had been grounded in her home country of South Africa from May to November this year after an ear, nose and throat infection prevented her from flying. She needed several surgeries to correct her condition and was eventually allowed to return to Monaco in November.

The most recent official update from the Prince’s Palace was that its recovery continues “in an encouraging way” and will take a few more months.


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Is Monaco in France? https://aaimonaco.org/is-monaco-in-france/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 11:50:00 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/is-monaco-in-france/ MONACO is the second richest country in the world, and it is estimated that one in three people who live there is a millionaire. So where is this glitzy sovereign state located and what top names does Monaco attract? 2 Monaco has been a sovereign nation since the end of the 13th centuryCredit: Getty Is […]]]>

MONACO is the second richest country in the world, and it is estimated that one in three people who live there is a millionaire.

So where is this glitzy sovereign state located and what top names does Monaco attract?

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Is Monaco in France?

Geographically, Monaco is located in France, and surrounded by France on its three land borders – but it is not part of France politically or financially.

Monaco is its own sovereign city-state on the French Riviera, close to hot spots such as Cannes, St Tropez and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, and just a mile from the colorful cliff towns of the Italian Riviera.

Monaco was once part of France and was briefly a colony of Genoa, Italy, from 1215 to 1297, then the Grimaldi family settled in and took over.

The Grimaldi remain the current ruling family of Monaco to this day and are the oldest royal family in Europe.

Monaco spent a little time belonging to the Spanish rulers and an odd year belonging to Sardinia in the early 1600s.

Monaco is it a country?

Yes, Monaco is the second smallest country in the world, with a population of 39,511 – just behind the Vatican, which is home to just 800 people.

It is a constitutional monarchy which has been a sovereign nation since the end of the 13th century.

At 0.75 square miles, Monaco is smaller than New York’s Central Park or the Washington DC shopping center.

The current ruler of Monaco is Albert II and has an elected parliament of 24 seats. France is responsible for its defense.

Monaco has no natural resources, arable land or income tax.

The Monaco flag is made up of four equal horizontal bands of red and white, starting with red at the top.

These are the official colors of Maison Grimaldi, which reigns over Monaco. Red apparently represents human flesh, while white represents purity.

The Monegasque national anthem was first composed in 1841 and the official language in Monaco is French.

Monaco became an official nation in a treaty in the late 1800s, and the Grimaldi family monarchy is now secure, although it has no official heir.

Monaco is famous for hosting many events associated with great wealth, including the Monte-Carlo Grand Prix

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Monaco is famous for hosting many events associated with great wealth, including the Monte-Carlo Grand PrixCredit: Reuters

What currency does Monaco use?

Monaco has used the euro as its official currency since 2002 – but it is not a member state of the European Union.

The euro replaced the Monegasque franc, which had only existed since 1987.

Charles de Gaulle made an agreement with the then Monegasque ruler Rainier, in 1963, according to which French citizens living in Monaco must pay income tax in Paris.

De Gaulle had threatened to cut Monaco’s foreign exchange supply a year earlier because the French government was fed up with not collecting the tax.

Is Monaco the richest country in the world?

Monaco has the second highest GDP per capita in the world, at $ 165,420.

It’s right behind Liechtenstein, which boasts a per capita GDP of $ 166,021 – but is also 80 times the size of Monaco.

Monaco is the wealthiest part of the French Riviera, and is famous for being a tax haven, as well as for luxury lifestyles.

The economy is mainly driven by tourism to the casinos of Monte Carlo, which are so successful that Monaco has no income tax.

Monaco is also famous for its Michelin-starred restaurants and spectacular shopping center with marble floors, crystal chandeliers, and high-end designer boutiques.

Monaco hosts many events linked to extreme wealth, such as the Monaco Yacht Show and the Grand Prix.

Culturally, it has a state-of-the-art interactive oceanographic museum, the rose ball and the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Monaco is officially dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development.

Which famous people live in Monaco?

Lack of income tax and luxury lifestyles have driven the wealthy to buy property in Monaco, and many A-listers visit for much of the year.

Hollywood star Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, becoming Princess of Monaco.

Beatles singer Ringo Starr has an apartment in Monaco and Dame Shirley Bassey lives in Monte Carlo.

Tennis star Novac Djokovic owns a vegan house and restaurant in Monaco.

The most famous royals include Prince Albert II and his older sister Caroline of Hanover – two of Grace Kelly’s three children – as well as Prince Albert’s wife Charlene – a former South African Olympic swimmer.

Princess Caroline‘s daughter Charlotte Casiraghi – Grace Kelly’s granddaughter – has also carved out a successful career as a show jumping champion.

Many Formula 1 stars have made Monaco their home as well, including Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and David Coulthard – and Olivier Beretta can claim to have been born there.

Many other celebrities live near Monaco, such as Bono in his seaside mansion, Julian Lennon, Elton John and David Furnish, and Joan Collins.

Leonardo Dicaprio often spends his vacations near Monaco on his yacht, as do Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, Roger Moore, and Beyonce and Jay-Z.


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Meghan Markle News: Duchess defeats Kate in royal wedding coup | Royal | News https://aaimonaco.org/meghan-markle-news-duchess-defeats-kate-in-royal-wedding-coup-royal-news/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 16:48:00 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/meghan-markle-news-duchess-defeats-kate-in-royal-wedding-coup-royal-news/ The Duchess of Sussex topped the count of the most wanted royal engagement rings, beating the search results for Grace Kelly, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. Search queries for Meghan Markle’s ring are double the monthly searches for the second most googled ring, Kate’s. The Duchess of Sussex’s six-karat cushion-cut engagement […]]]>

The Duchess of Sussex topped the count of the most wanted royal engagement rings, beating the search results for Grace Kelly, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. Search queries for Meghan Markle’s ring are double the monthly searches for the second most googled ring, Kate’s. The Duchess of Sussex’s six-karat cushion-cut engagement ring was designed by Prince Harry himself and cost around £ 100,000.

It features one diamond from Botswana and two smaller diamonds from Princess Diana’s own collection.

Kate Middleton owns the second most wanted royal engagement ring.

The Duchess of Cambridge ring has a 12k oval blue sapphire with a halo of diamonds.

It was Princess Diana’s famous engagement ring before her.

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Grace Kelly‘s engagement ring comes in third, with 3,900 searches per month.

The movie star-turned-princess ring, gifted by Prince Rainier of Monaco, was a 10-carat emerald-cut diamond from Cartier, valued at nearly £ 3million.

Princess Margaret’s engagement ring is a ruby ​​trilogy ring, surrounded by small diamonds.

It was designed by her future husband Anthony Armstrong-Jones to look like a rosebud, after Margaret’s middle name: Rose.

Queen Elizabeth II’s engagement ring was given to her by Prince Philip in 1947, it is a 3 carat round solitaire set in platinum and adorned with five diamonds on each shoulder.

It was made from a tiara belonging to Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice of Battenburg, and is valued at around £ 100,000.

Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring features a peach-colored Padparadscha sapphire.

It is also surrounded by a diamond ring.

Princess Beatrice Ring is a stunning 3.5 carat diamond ring flanked by two smaller diamonds.

Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother’s Engagement Ring, is a traditional sapphire and diamond ring from King George VI.

However, she traded the ring for a large pearl surrounded by diamonds later in her life.

This Google research study was conducted by Design Bundles, “which offers high quality, premium design resources and a marketplace for designers to register and sell their products.”

A spokesperson for Design Bundles said: “There is less rarer and more coveted jewelry in the world than royal engagement rings, and it is fascinating to see which rings are the most sought after in the world. From rare sapphires to flawless diamonds, there is no doubt that all of the royal rings on the list represent endless historical value and beauty. “


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Princess Charlene shares New Years message with fans after tumultuous year https://aaimonaco.org/princess-charlene-shares-new-years-message-with-fans-after-tumultuous-year/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 19:11:23 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/princess-charlene-shares-new-years-message-with-fans-after-tumultuous-year/ December 31, 2021 – 19:11 GMT Matthieu moore Princess Charlene shared New Years message with fans as she continues to recover in treatment center It has been a difficult year 2021 for Princess Charlene who had to spend most of her life away from her family while battling an ENT infection, leaving her stranded in […]]]>





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It has been a difficult year 2021 for Princess Charlene who had to spend most of her life away from her family while battling an ENT infection, leaving her stranded in South Africa until November.

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However, the royal still shared a New Years message with her fans as she turned to her Instagram stories. She wrote a simple message that only read: “Happy New Year”, next to a heart sticker that had been wrapped as a gift.. Charlene also linked to a video highlighting the successes of her Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation throughout the year, which she initially shared on Christmas Day.

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At the time, she captioned the video, which featured various children participating in recreational activities, with: “The feeling of giving, helping and saving lives is what makes my foundation so special.

READ: Princess Charlene mourns the death of her “dear friend” Desmond Tutu

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“Thank you to everyone in the world for your continued donations which allow us to grow more and more.

“I hope this Christmas brings happiness in every way, as well as love throughout the season. God bless each of you endlessly. With all my love, Thank you.”

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The royal shared a post on her Instagram Stories

The royal mom of two was unable to spend Christmas with his family as she continued her recovery in a treatment center.

MORE: Princess Charlene misses Christmas tradition with Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella

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In a statement released last week, Charlene’s husband, Prince albert, revealed that although she “recovered satisfactorily and reassuringly”, she would remain in the treatment facility where she is for the next vacation.

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The royal was unable to spend time with her children over Christmas

“The Prince’s Palace would like to share the following information regarding the health of HSH Princess Charlene: HSH Princess Charlene is recovering satisfactorily and reassuringly, although it may take a few months for her health to fully recover.

WATCH: Princess Charlene shares rare photos of twins for that special reason amid her recovery

READ: Princess Charlene misses a festive family outing with Prince Albert and their children

“HSH Princess Charlene will receive a visit from HSH Prince Albert II and their children during the Christmas holidays,” he added.

“Once her health is solid enough, the princess is looking forward to spending time with the Monegasques.”

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An annus horribilis in Monaco? Tough year for Albert and Charlene finally ends – Royal Central https://aaimonaco.org/an-annus-horribilis-in-monaco-tough-year-for-albert-and-charlene-finally-ends-royal-central/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 10:04:27 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/an-annus-horribilis-in-monaco-tough-year-for-albert-and-charlene-finally-ends-royal-central/ Prince’s Palace of Monaco Facebook Still / Fair Use As the year draws to a close, everyone looks back to assess the successes and failures, the happy and difficult times, and remember the events that marked the times now gone. Royal families are now different. And for the small Principality of Monaco, 2021 was undoubtedly […]]]>

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As the year draws to a close, everyone looks back to assess the successes and failures, the happy and difficult times, and remember the events that marked the times now gone. Royal families are now different. And for the small Principality of Monaco, 2021 was undoubtedly a difficult year, marked in a significant way by the prolonged absence of Princess Charlene who made the world news.

And yet the year has started on a positive note. Following the Sovereign Prince’s COVID-19 diagnosis in 2020, a vaccine was on the horizon, and it seemed that the small principality was surviving the consequences of lockdowns and travel restrictions that deprived it of its main income: tourism.

But then, in May, Princess Charlene left for South Africa for a trip that was only to last about ten days. She ended up staying in the country where she grew up for six months. And meanwhile, speculation around his predicament has become the world headlines.

The princess developed a severe ear, nose and throat infection soon after arriving, which prevented her from flying. The pandemic meant it was impossible to travel across Africa, and continued treatment and surgery further prolonged his absence. However, despite the family’s best efforts, rumors of a serious strain in his relationship with Prince Albert began to circulate, so much so that the prince was repeatedly forced to deny them in public talks, and Princess Charlene has done her best to dispel them with media messages.

In July 2021, Albert and Charlene celebrated ten years of marriage on different continents. The princess expressed “extreme sadness” that she missed her wedding anniversary during such an important year. The official accounts of the princess and the princely palace released special material to mark the occasion, including a ten-part series on Facebook that contained never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage of the wedding preparations and the ceremony itself. However, speculation around their relationship escalated as their milestone anniversary came and went without a reunion.

In September, Prince Albert was forced to make the difficult decision to take his children with him on their first official trip, a two-day visit to Ireland, where they were pictured undertaking their first official engagements abroad , a meeting with Irish President Michael D Higgins and at the famous Trinity College Library in Dublin to reveal the wills of donations from Prince Albert to help restore the establishment.

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Only a few days later, the twins entered primary school for the first time accompanied only by their father, which undoubtedly left its mark on Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella as well as their parents.

Prince Albert tried to mix as best he could his official duties as head of state with his parental duties, and he has been seen on several occasions with his children in amusement parks, nature reserves and weekend retreats throughout the fall.

And then finally, on November 8, Princess Charlene returned to Monaco. Everything seemed to be back to normal, still giving the princess time to fully recover from the terrible infection in her ears, nose and throat that had kept her away from her family for so long. Instead, a few days later, she ended up checking herself in a treatment center, suffering from extreme fatigue. Her husband confirmed that she had left Monaco to seek treatment in an undisclosed location.

Days later, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella released hand-made banners as they appeared on the balcony on National Day. Standing next to their dad, they showed colorful designs that read “We love you mom” and “We miss you mom,” a clear sign of their desire for their mom.

During Princess Charlene’s absence, the rest of Prince Albert’s family came together to support him with Princess Caroline often alongside her brother, including at one of Monaco’s most treasured traditions, the ball. of the Red Cross, as well as on many other occasions, including, most recently, the National Day celebrations and the opening of the Principality’s Christmas market. She was often accompanied by at least some of her children, as was Princess Stephanie, who also made more commitments to make up for Princess Charlene’s absence.

Prince Albert’s sisters have also shown off their adoring aunt skills during engagements also involving Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. The twins are currently being educated by guardians at the Palace, a move Prince Albert directly linked to their mother’s prolonged absence, saying in an interview that the children needed more “stability”.

All in all, it has been a difficult year for the Grimaldis, who have yet untold time to face in Princess Charlene’s absence, as it is unclear when she will return to Monaco.


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two films to watch with the family https://aaimonaco.org/two-films-to-watch-with-the-family/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 15:12:29 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/two-films-to-watch-with-the-family/ Last December, Prince Albert and his children went to see a screening of two beautiful feature films: “GOGO” and “Naïs au pays des loups”. The holiday season is the perfect time to have a good time with the family. As a change from familiar, perhaps too familiar, Christmas movies, here are two films that have […]]]>

Last December, Prince Albert and his children went to see a screening of two beautiful feature films: “GOGO” and “Naïs au pays des loups”.

The holiday season is the perfect time to have a good time with the family. As a change from familiar, perhaps too familiar, Christmas movies, here are two films that have received the Royal Seal of Approval from Prince Albert and his twins.

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Education and nature are in the spotlight

“GOGO”, directed by Pascal Plisson, was screened at the Grimaldi Forum on November 29, within the framework of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. It tells the incredible story of “the oldest schoolgirl in the world” (“gogo” means “grandmother” in Swahili), who goes to school at the ripe age of 90.

There is a strong message in favor of education, especially for Kenyan girls who are too often forced into marriage and are not welcome in class.

Another film to watch: “Naïs au pays des loups”, a documentary supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, through the Human-Wildlife Initiative. It was screened on December 14 at the Cinéma des Beaux-Arts, in the presence of Prince Albert and his children.

The pitch: Rémy Masséglia and Naïs, his daughter now aged 4, lived for two years in the wild nature of the Mercantour. The fascinating film follows them in contact with wolves …


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Princess Charlene linked to infamous Grimaldi family curse | Royal | News https://aaimonaco.org/princess-charlene-linked-to-infamous-grimaldi-family-curse-royal-news/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 09:00:00 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/princess-charlene-linked-to-infamous-grimaldi-family-curse-royal-news/ Princess Charlene promotes charity for her children A beautiful young woman marries in a former blue-blooded institution, struggles to adjust to the suffocation of royal life, and lives miserably forever. Princess Charlene appears to have become the last protagonist of the dramatic plot. In recent months, the Monegasque royal has apparently followed in her stepmother’s […]]]>

Princess Charlene promotes charity for her children

A beautiful young woman marries in a former blue-blooded institution, struggles to adjust to the suffocation of royal life, and lives miserably forever. Princess Charlene appears to have become the last protagonist of the dramatic plot. In recent months, the Monegasque royal has apparently followed in her stepmother’s footsteps as Hollywood star Grace Kelly and Charlene have often been compared to each other. Expert Joel Stratte-McClure said: “Grace had terrible depression during their first years of marriage, much like what is happening with Charlene today.

“She was very unhappy.”

As the layers unfold with the drama surrounding Princess Charlene, the more bizarre the story gets.

South African media have speculated that the royal is funded by ex-billionaire Naomi Campbell and that she may be living in a modest two-bedroom apartment above a former chocolate factory.

Experts have linked the recent health crisis and Charlene’s absence from Monaco to the Grimaldi curse.

According to legend, Sovereign Prince Rainier I kidnapped a beautiful Flemish maiden in the 13th century and was, in turn, cursed by the Rainier lineage. “A Grimaldi will never find happiness in marriage,” she reportedly said.

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Charlene’s prolonged absence sparked rumors (Image: Getty)

Prince Albert insisted Charlene's absence is not an absence due to relationship issues

Prince Albert insisted Charlene’s absence is not an absence due to relationship issues (Image: Getty)

Since then, the private life of the Monaco Royal Family has been draped in divorce, infidelity and tragedy, and in recent weeks the drama unfolding with Princess Charlene has mirrored the misadventures of those who have seen her. have preceded.

A senior Monaco detective told the Daily Mail. “Charlene had her passport confiscated so that those around the prince could persuade her to stay.”

Earlier allegations of the rot began early in their relationship with Prince Albert, and weeks before the couple tied the knot in a ceremony estimated at £ 53million, it was reported that Charlene had attempted to flee Monaco because of the cold feet.

Shortly before the wedding, Prince Albert was proven to be the father of an illegitimate second child after starting a relationship with Charlene.

Princess Charlene “took more than she can handle”, expert says

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Charlene and Prince Albert were married in 2010 at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco (Image: GETTY)

Despite the discovery, Charlene returned to the palace and plans for the royal wedding continued.

On the fateful day Charlene walked down the aisle, she would have become her own something blue.

The groom, twenty years his senior, was aware of his devastation, and it was alleged that when Charlene approached him, Prince Albert begged in a whisper, “Don’t cry, don’t cry.”

Speaking to the Sunday Times, Charlene herself said: “It was all so overwhelming and there were all mixed emotions because of the speculation.

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Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques pictured earlier this year (Image: GETTY)

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“And then I burst into tears again because I was like, ‘Oh no, now the whole world has seen me cry’.”

In May of this year, Princess Charlene traveled to her home country of South Africa to support anti-poaching charities.

The trip was supposed to be quick and easy, ten days maximum, but the people of Monaco became concerned when the princess did not return.

The palace came out and said she was suffering from a severe infection of her ears, nose and throat requiring “procedures” that would keep her there “indefinitely”.

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The unspecified infection then led to multiple surgeries which kept Charlene “grounded” in South Africa as she was unable to fly.

Throughout the saga, the Palace has given sporadic updates with little useful information for Princess Charlene to finally return to Monaco after a six-month absence in November, but after a few days and canceled engagements, Charlene sought further treatment “outside Monaco” because “it became quite obvious that she was not doing well.”

But the Grimaldis’ refusal to be transparent about Charlene’s health could be a big mistake, a European monarchy expert said when discussing general sentiment in Monaco.

Maddalena Mastrostefano declared: “Her prolonged absence and her absence from these important commitments for the Monegasque population will create tension in her relations with the Monegasques.

She added that “the many interviews Prince Albert has given are probably due to the people of Monaco starting to say, ‘Hey, we’re paying him a salary, we’re expecting something in return’, which in the case of members of the royal family, is a representation, the image of the country being protected elsewhere.

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Princess Charlene will reunite with Jacques and Gabriella at Christmas (Image: GETTY)

Earlier this month, the British people were outraged by Buckingham Palace’s twenty-four hour delay in announcing that the 95-year-old Queen had spent a night in a London hospital – a complete change from the Monaco’s handling of Princess Charlene’s health problems. .

Buckingham Palace quickly learned of their misstep and gave the British public a clear glimpse into the Queen’s condition when a sprained back prevented her from attending the Remembrance Sunday service in London.

The monarch holds the event in high regard and only missed it due to pregnancy or a visit abroad.

Prince Albert’s constant insistence that Charlene’s absence has nothing to do with their marriage has had the opposite effect, and patience is running out with the Monegasque people.

Ms Mastrostefano also told Express.co.uk that the people of Monaco are really starting to resent the institution because not only is the taxpayer-funded princess not fulfilling her duties, but everyone else in House Grimaldi have mobilized to perform functions traditionally associated with the Grand Lady of Monaco.


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Rare photos of Grace Kelly’s iconic royal wedding https://aaimonaco.org/rare-photos-of-grace-kellys-iconic-royal-wedding/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 14:00:21 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/rare-photos-of-grace-kellys-iconic-royal-wedding/ Keystone-FranceGetty Images Years before Meghan Markle stole Prince Harry’s heart, Grace Kelly was the world’s greatest actress turned royal. Her lavish April 1956 wedding to the Prince of Monaco was filled with the allure and public speculation you’d expect, but there were also some quieter and more intimate moments under all the glitz and glamor. […]]]>

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Years before Meghan Markle stole Prince Harry’s heart, Grace Kelly was the world’s greatest actress turned royal. Her lavish April 1956 wedding to the Prince of Monaco was filled with the allure and public speculation you’d expect, but there were also some quieter and more intimate moments under all the glitz and glamor. From the first sketch of her hand-embroidered lace dress to the cute photos of the honeymooning couple, get a rare glimpse of what the wedding festivities really looked like.

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Meeting with parents

Grace Kelly and her fiance give her parents a preview of her engagement ring in January 1956. Her first Cartier ring (shown here) was an eternity ring with rubies and diamonds, believed to symbolize the colors of the flag of Monaco.

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You are cordially invited

Lucky guests show the camera what Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III’s wedding invitations look like weeks before the big day.

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Design the dress

The future queen chose MGM designer Helen Rose to create her bespoke wedding dress. They worked together on the wardrobe of one of Kelly’s biggest (and last) films, 1956 High society.

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A sketch of the dress

As for what Helen Rose came up with, the masterpiece speaks for itself. Every detail of Kelly’s dress has been well thought out, from the ivory color to the rose-tinted lace.

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Bridal party looks

Neiman Marcus designer Joe Hong created the dresses for Kelly’s bridesmaids and flower girls. He went with a yellow organza and silk dress with puffed sleeves and a matching hat.

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Royal Stamps

The Monaco Stamp Office issued a stamp in honor of the marriage.

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To run away

The actress and her family traveled by boat from New York to Monaco for the wedding. She was pictured enjoying the view aboard the SS Constitution en route.

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Arrival in Monaco

The starlet is welcomed by Prince Rainier III after arriving in Monaco a few days before the big ceremony.

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Puppy love

The same day, the couple chatted aboard the princely yacht Deo Juvante II. Kelly’s adorable French poodle, Oliver, was a wedding gift from his close friend, Cary Grant.

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The first dress

The wedding people remember the most was actually Kelly’s second marriage to Prince Rainier III – they had to follow Monegasque law and have a smaller civil ceremony the day before their lavish religious ceremony. This is the sketch of her civil ceremony look, also designed by Helen Rose. The lace has been hand embroidered on taffeta with silk thread to create a three dimensional effect.

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The civil ceremony

Here is the sketch that comes to life. Kelly looked gorgeous in the lace suit and matching headpiece.

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The place

While the civil ceremony could have been smaller, it was just as glamorous. It took place inside the throne room of the Palace of Monaco.

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Last minute preparation

The actress, papers in hand, tightens her belted suit during the rehearsal of her wedding at the cathedral of Monaco. She went for a low-key look, including sunglasses, white gloves and a matching cloche hat.

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Press frenzy

The wedding was the event of the time, which is why an entire building in the principality was transformed into a press center. Here, a team of translators pose as they prepare to welcome groups of international reporters from around the world to Monaco.

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The day before

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III welcome their guests upon their arrival at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco for the wedding the next day.

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A great gift

Superb in an outfit covered in bows, Kelly and her future husband are offered a car by the inhabitants of Monaco on the eve of their wedding.

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A memorable gift

A white dove, which was another gift from the Monegasque people, is presented to the couple.

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More good wishes

They also received a giant bag of greetings and letters of congratulations from Monegasque citizens.

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Assorted flowers

Finally, the couple is entitled to several beautiful bouquets of flowers from the public.

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A show before the wedding

The day before their big day, the prince and the future princess arrive for a performance at the Royal Opera House.

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The guests start to arrive

Perfectly dressed guests enter the cathedral for the ceremony, while members of the public watch in wonder.

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A special friendship

One of the most famous names at the wedding was Ava Gardner, pictured here upon her arrival. Kelly and Gardner became close while filming in the 1953s Mogambo and remained friends even after Kelly became royal.

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Windy weather

The bridesmaids fight off a gust of wind as they arrive at the ceremony. Their sophisticated headdresses were designed by Joe Hong.

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Here comes the bride

Grace Kelly arrives arm in arm with her father at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Her veil has been specially designed not to hide her face. It was embroidered with thousands of pearls, as well as an image of two little lovebirds on the back.

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The ceremony begins

Kelly kneels in front of the altar outside St. Nicholas Cathedral before marrying the prince.

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Before the vows

A photographer takes Kelly in her thoughts moments before she walks down the aisle. Instead of a tiara, the fashion icon opted for a headdress adorned with pearls and lace to keep her veil in place.

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A prayer ceremony

In one of the few colorized photos of the day, Kelly and the Prince participate in a prayer during their wedding ceremony.

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A lace vision

In another intimate snap of the moment of prayer, you can see the intricate details of the actress’ timeless dress and veil.

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Ring exchange

The couple exchange their rings during their ceremony. Kelly’s second ring was a 10.47 carat emerald cut Cartier diamond with two baguette diamonds on either side and one of the most famous pieces of jewelry in history.

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Famous guests

The cathedral was packed during the ceremony. About 700 guests were in attendance, including some of Kelly’s famous friends such as Cary Grant, Gloria Swanson and Aristotle Onassis.

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