The royal delegation from Monaco, including Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene and advisor Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, were guests of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence at St. Daniel’s Monastery, Moscow.
St. Daniel’s Monastery, the administrative and spiritual centre of the Russian Church, provided a grand location for the meeting, which created a diplomatic platform, for the parties involved, under the advice and brokerage of Princess Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.
Princess Corinna was seen having lunch with Princess Charlene earlier this year at the UN General Assembly and it is thought her role was instrumental in orchestrating the meeting.
The Holy Patriarch thanked the delegation for their visit and noted a strong link between the two countries as many Russians live in the sovereign state of Monaco, creating a “living human bridge between our two countries.” He then expressed his hope that the Prince and Princess would find success and enjoy their stay in the country. Continue reading
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal performed the official opening duties of CHIVAS Brothers’ new bottling hall in Paisley where whisky business CHIVAS Brothers is based. Prestige Hall, the new bottling hall, will primarily bottle the more luxury spirit products of CHIVAS Brothers such as special editions of Beefeater gin, Royal Salute, Ballantine’s, The Glenlivet, and, of course, Chivas Regal. Plans are to sell these luxury versions of the flagship brands primarily in the Far East, where consumers are displaying a thirst for inventive presentations of luxury gins and whiskies. Continue reading
Princess Beatrice is a patron of several worthwhile causes, and continues to add more patronages to her already sizable list. The most recent cause she has become the new patron of is the Broomwood African Education Foundation. The Foundation is currently in the process of constructing a school in North West Ethiopia for orphans. The school will be named St. George’s School, after the patron saint of England and Ethiopia. It will be located near a river in a city of 50,000 residents, Azezo built atop a 5-hectare plot of land.
St George’s School is set to open in the fall of 2013. The students will be comprised of five and six-year-old boys and girls from local underprivileged families. Free education will be provided by the school as well as extracurricular activities and wholesome meals. St. George’s School is modeled after Broomwood Hall in London and strives to adopt the same philosophy and ideals as the London school. Continue reading
Prince William and Prince Harry attended a charity event commemorating the attacks of September 11th, 2001, on the United States on the 12th anniversary of the attacks. The brothers went to a brokerage company’s trading floor to watch and aid employees with phone calls after first attending a British Summer themed party in London at Canary Wharf. The revenue of the BGC partner’s day will go to charities included those of which the Princes are patrons. Continue reading