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Royal wedding celebrated in style at Stars’n’Bars, and for a good cause

Royal wedding celebrated in style at Stars’n’Bars, and for a good cause

By Staff Writer - May 21, 2018

Nearly one hundred guests celebrated the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over the weekend at Stars’n’Bars and planted more than 400 trees in the process. The event was sponsored by the new non-profit Association Monaco Challenge whose goal is to  plant a tree, over time, for every  resident of Monaco – roughly 38,000 people.

On Saturday, May 19, guests watched the wedding and related festivities on a giant TV screen, re-creating a traditional “knees up” party ambiance for which the British are famous, complete with cucumber sandwiches and Pimms. An entrance fee included  a ‘tree kit’ to plant a tree and a chocolate bar which benefits the project. The Association plans to create additional “challenges” to sell tree kits and the chocolate bars will be available for sale at the Monaco bar ‘Slammers’ with the goal of having commitments to plant up to 1,000 trees in a very short time.

The challenge supports Plant for the Planet’s campaign to plant a trillion trees globally. For each tree kit sold Forest Nation will plant another tree.  Plant for the Planet has been planting trees globally since its formation by nine-year-old Felix Finkbeiner in 2008, in locations from the Philippines to Namibia.

Sponsors of the weekend event included Landmark Trust – an independent provider of trust and fiduciary services – providing the Monaco Tree Challenge tree kits and chocolate; and the St Tropez House, a leading operator in luxury villa rentals in St Tropez, and Relevance, a full service digital marketing agency expert in luxury brands – hosting the Prosecco marriage toast at the event.

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