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HSH Princess Stephanie held a party on July 13 in Fonbonne to celebrate the fourth anniversary of her much-publicised adoption of the elephants Baby and Nepal, which were due to be euthanised in 2012 over suspected tuberculosis.
Some 11,000 people had signed a petition to spare the elephants and film-star-turned-animal-rights campaigner Brigitte Bardot threatened to move to Russia if they were put down. A stay of execution was granted.
Princess Stephanie rescued Baby and Nepal, ages 42 and 43, from the Zoo Tete d’Or (Lyon) after and gave them sanctuary on the 45-hectare Fonbonne estate, near Peille.
Present at last week’s celebration were Princess Stephanie’s children, Louis and Camille, HSH Prince Albert, and many other guests.
Baby and Nepal have been brought back to good health and appear to thrive in their home of four years.
The architecturally exciting new home of the International University of Monaco has been officially inaugurated by H.S.H. Prince Albert II and National Council President Stéphane Valeri.
A new photo book paying tribute to the 126 people who work behind the scenes at the Prince’s Palace and his private home, Roc Agel, has been released.
Prince Albert has joined a gathering of the entire Red Cross Movement in Geneva for a conference under the theme: ‘Acting today to shape the world of tomorrow’.
Monaco now has four new Ambassadors from Belarus, Malayia, Mali and the European Union.