Monday, May 27, 2013

Monaco Grand Prix 2013

Tuesday 21 May: Charity Soccer/Football match Day

Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi & Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi cheered on little brother Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi and little cousin Louis Robert Paul Ducruet from the sidelines, after the game the brother and sister pair presented the trophy and  posed photos with the winning team {Photos}{Photos}. Also in attendance was Princess Stephanie, cheering on her youngest nephew, son and daughter's boyfriend, Paul-Noël Ettori and his father Jean Ettori {Photos}.  Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet, along with her Princely Couple Aunt and Uncle, and school-aged cousin and half-sister Princess Alexandra of Hanover & Camille Gottlieb, were notably absent from this event. Prince Albert was attending the 36th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting{Source}, while Princess Charlene attended the  Lova World Images party during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.

Miss Ducruet was likely wrapping up her exams in Paris at Fashion School, and the Monaco Grand Prix break for Monégasque schools didn't start until after school that day and the match was scheduled for 7PM Monaco time, and the girls likely had homework to attend to before a busy weekend at the races.

Thursday 23 May: Free Practice Day 1

Today was a day for  Monaco's princely family to wander and mingle among their VIP tourists and guests of the Principality. Prince Albert was spotted mingling with race car teams and drivers along side his wife Princess Charlene {Photos}. The princely couple were even spotted greeting one another with a quick kiss hello on the cheek {Photo}. Princess Charlene's brother, Gareth Wittstock was also in attendance {Photo} {Ed note: That MAY be youngest brother Sean behind Gareth in the photo. I'm not entirely positive. The guy in the white jacket-thoughts?}

Princess Charlene  and her brother Garreth Wittstock attended the  Roberto Cavalli the Yacht Party  on Thursday evening.

Friday 24 May: Operation Poseidon & Amber Lounge Fashion Show

Prince Albert & Princess Charlene attended the Operation Poseidon event at Fort Antoine {Photos}. Meanwhile, the Prince's nephew, Pierre Rainer Stefano Casiraghi  was spotted  visiting the Monte Carlo Grand Prix race circuit {Photos}.

Prince Albert II & Princess Charlene also were on hand at the Yacht Club de Monaco for a presentation of the new ambassadors for Princess Charlene's Foundation,  Fondation Princesse Charlene de Monaco.

In the evening was the Amber Lounge Fashion Show and Charity Auction to benefit the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, however no one from the Princely Family was in attendance.

Saturday 25th May: Final Practice Day and Qualifying Sessions

Prince Albert II  was on hand, along with numerous VIPS, including French motor sport excutive Jean Todt, and  F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone {Photos} to attend the Qualifying sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix scheduled for Sunday.

Prince Albert joined Princess Charlene also met with beneficiaries of Princess Charlene's Foundation, when they attended the final practice day {Photos}

Prince Albert also attended the TAG Heuer 2013 Monaco Grand Prix Party in the evening {Photos}

Sunday 26th May: GRAND PRIX DAY!

The race started with all of the glitz and glamour, per usual. The celebrities were out in full force. David Hassellhoff was there with his girlfriend Hayley Roberts were there. So was Cameron Diaz, Flavio Briatore, Elisabetta Gregoraci and their son Falco Nathan. Former WWE wrestler Stacy Keibler was there. Michael Douglas and Ron Howard were there too. This event wasn't just the who's-who of the racing world, but also of the Glamour world. If you were someone, you were in Monaco at the Grand Prix {Photos}.

In attendance from the Princely family were Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi and Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi. Also in attendance accompanying their long-time lovers were Tatiana Santo Domingo and Beatrice Borromeo. Notably absent were newborn Sacha Casiraghi-Santo Domingo and Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi. The family watched the race from their private box. During the Awards ceremony at the end of the Race, the princely family posed with the three winners and awarded the trophies {Photos}

After the race was over, the Prince and his wife attended the traditional Grand Prix Gala {Photos}{Photos}.

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