It was a sunny, busy weekend for Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene, both in the Principality and the United Arab Emirates, where everyone had different sports activities to spectate and cheer.

On Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene spent the weekend as representatives rather than participants and had to do so without the support of the other, as they had to separate for these two days to represent the Principality in different disciplines. On Saturday, Prince Albert attended the 15th Albert II Challenge in Monaco, a competition that has since transitioned into a European Regatta for Sea Rowing with a brand new format. He was able to meet one of his cousins, John Kelly III, the son of his uncle and brother of Princess Grace. The Prince, who is particularly fond of marine competitions, appreciated this great moment not only for sport but also for fraternity.

Cheering on Charles Leclerc

For her part, Princess Charlene was in the United Arab Emirates. On Sunday, December 1st, she headed to Abu Dhabi to attend the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the last race of the year, where she expressed her admiration for the Monegasque F1 pilot Charles Leclerc, who is having an exceptional sporting year. She was able to meet him briefly before the race and the young man finished third in the competition. The princess, from the stands, warmly congratulated him for this exceptional performance, before flying back to the Principality.

*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.