Prince Albert of Monaco went to Oslo to inaugurate an exhibition paying tribute to his grandfather. His wife Charlene was also present for her first official post-convalescence trip. Their two children Jacques and Gabriella were also there for the occasion.
An official trip that looks like a family vacation. This Wednesday June 22, Albert and Charlene of Monaco were welcomed by Prince Haakon of Norway, near Oslo. After 15 months of convalescence, the princess said she felt more serene and ready to honor new official commitments. The couple did not make the trip alone since they were accompanied by their two children, James and Gabriella, both 7 years old. This was an opportunity to meet as a family to commemorate the centenary of the death of Albert I, the great-great-grandfather of Albert II.
Indeed, the Monegasque family was at the Fram Museum in Oslo for the opening of the exhibition “Sailing the Sea of Science” dedicated to the grandfather of Prince Albert. It is with great emotion that the sovereign returned to the history of his ancestor. Albert I was an oceanographer and led several scientific expeditions in the early 20th century. “My great-great-grandfather wanted Monaco to have an oceanographic institute with a clear objective: to promote, love and protect marine spaces,” said the prince regent to the official website of the Royal Family of Norway.
Princess Charlene of Monaco in the care
Charlene was by her husband’s side for the whole visit. The couple seemed very close, even sharing a kiss in front of the photographers. The former swimmer seemed to be in full bloom, ensuring the comfort of her children Jacques and Gabriella. According to our confreres of “Histoires Royales”, the twins have also received a game to build a replica of the ship Le Fram, whose original is kept in the museum. A busy day during which the princely family shared a lunch with King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway on the peninsula of Bygdøy, near Oslo.
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