Enthronement of Prince Albert II of Monaco, 2005

Celebrations for the lavish Enthronement of Prince Albert II of Monaco started on this day in 2005, formally investing him as the ruler of the small Principality. The Prince had acceded in April of that year, after the 56-year reign of his father, Prince Rainier III. Continue reading


Princess Charlotte’s Sapphire Parure

Today marks the 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, the mother of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and grandmother of Prince Albert II, who was the Hereditary Princess and Heiress Presumptive of Monaco for over two decades, but never succeeded to the Principality. To mark the day, we are taking a look at her Cartier Sapphire Demi-Parure, now worn by her granddaughter, another Heiress Presumptive who will also not succeed to the Principality. Continue reading