Prince Albert II visits the Albert I photography exhibition and other news

Recently, Prince Albert II, accompanied by the actress Mélanie Laurent, visited the exhibition of photographs “Painter and photographer of Prince Albert I, Louis Tinayre in Spitsbergen (1906-1907)”, presented at the gates of the Saint-Martin gardens. The exhibition is part of several events marking the centenary of the death of the “Prince Navigator” organized by the Albert I-2022 Committee.

Prince Albert I of Monaco met Louis Tinayre at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900. Appreciating his work, he asked the artist to illustrate the third edition of his travel diary “La Carrière d’un Navigateur”. From 1904, Tinayre was responsible for reporting on all of the Prince’s oceanographic campaigns, at sea and on land.

The work of the reporter, painter and photographer will be presented during a retrospective at the Quai Antoine I room this summer, and is also part of the “Polar Mission” exhibition underway at the Oceanographic Museum, of which Mélanie Laurent is the godmother.

World Oceans Day: Video message from Prince Albert II

To celebrate World Oceans Day, Prince Albert II shared a special video message on social media. He reminded viewers of the major challenges of the global ocean and upcoming events, including the Lisbon Conference (end of June 2022) and COP 15, which will place the ocean at the heart of collective negotiations.

“The various deadlines awaiting us must be an opportunity to provide responses adapted to the scale and complexity of the oceans and, above all, must be an opportunity to unite skills, desires and approaches to respond collectively to the immense challenges before us. I hope this day will help us move forward, so that together we can reconcile humanity and the sea around a more sustainable model,” said Prince Albert II in his video message.

Grimaldi sites: Weekend festivities on the Place du Palais

The 3rd Grimaldi Sites festivities this year were a total success, judging by the crowds and the number of stands that took part in the celebration of a weekend in the courtyard of the Château. La Manche (Manche), the Territoire-de-Belfort and the Alpes-Maritimes were in the spotlight.

The Prince made a special appearance at the celebrations with the princely twins, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, aboard a beautiful horse-drawn carriage from Saint Lô. Prince Albert II announced that this third edition would welcome “territories which are closely linked to his family, which have remained attached to their common history with the Principality, and which he has enjoyed visiting, sometimes several times, in recent years. “. Three departments and 14 communes are linked as Grimaldi sites in total.

The Prince Albert II Foundation unveils the Environmental Photography Prize

Prince Albert II recently visited the 2nd Environmental Photography Competition, an exhibition of 36 beautiful and poignant photographs, which is presented throughout June on the Larvotto promenade. The event raises public awareness of environmental issues, values ​​deeply dear to the Sovereign.

2,000 photographers from around the world participated in this year’s competition. The winner of the Environmental Photography Prize of the Prince Albert II Foundation (FPA2) was awarded to Easa Lebbe Muhammed Jamsith, for his photo “Tears”. The artist, who grew up in a remote village in Sri Lanka with a traditional lifestyle, has a passion for environmental photography and public awareness. The photo was taken on the morning of January 5, 2022, near a forest in Oluvil. In the center of the picture, an elephant is cowering in pain. When the photographer approached the animal to take the photo, he observed tears in its eyes, due to the surrounding polyethylene (plastic) waste.

Princess Caroline and her family attend a wedding in Italy

Princess Caroline and her family attended the wedding of Vanina Mandelli, daughter of one of Princess Caroline’s close friends, Luisita Soldati, in Rome on June 4. Princess Caroline, Princess Alexandra, Andrea Casiraghi, Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi, Charlotte Casiraghi, Dimitri Rassam and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi all gathered at the Basilica of San Lorenzo for the nuptials.

Tracey L. Sweeney