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Monaco resident Sir Roger Moore has lost his stepdaughter, Christina Knudsen, to cancer. The former Bond actor, 88, broke the news with photos on Twitter. “Our beautiful daughter Christina (aka Flossie) lost her battle with cancer 25 July at 10 am. We are heartbroken.”
The daughter of Sir Roger’s fourth wife, Kristina “Kiki” Tholstrup, Ms Knudsen, 47, was previously married to investment banker Nikolaj Albinus and their high-profile wedding in the South of France was featured in Hello! magazine.
She had lived in London since 1997 and had worked in interior design and property development. In 2014, she launched Ochun, a private social club for single people.
She told London’s Evening Standard: “After I divorced I realised how difficult it was to meet like-minded people who were single. I was in my early 30s. All my friends were married, having kids, and I remember thinking ‘Will I have to go on the internet?’ It was a really shocking wake-up call.”
The Maltese Communication Authority has approved a €250 million corporate contract between Monaco Telecom and Malta’s leading telecommunications company, Vodaphone Malta.
Monaco is reopening the Larvotto construction site to workers, saying the beach project is “essential for the development of the Principality”.
Monaco’s self-employed entrepreneurs will have access to a minimum monthly income as part of the government’s new economic measures, effective immediately.
The Prince’s government has announced another raft of economic measures to support employees impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.
In the rarefied world of luxury yachts, the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), this year running from September 28 to October 1, is a must-visit event, both for its glamorous setting as well as for the huge numbers of yachts you can view, admire and buy. It’s a place where both amateur enthusiasts and industry figures can discover the latest trends in naval architecture, technological advances and the newest gadgets and accessories, in a reflection of a high-powered industry that, perhaps more than any other, is driven by the potent purchasing power of its wealthy clientele.
Some 34,000 participants from around the world will take part in this year’s MYS, with 40 new yachts set to debut in their world premier. Throughout the entire event you can expect to see 125 super yachts, 104 motor yachts and 17 sailing yachts on show, collectively valued at an astonishing €3 billion.
This year, 400 VIP guests are flocking to the show’s opening gala on 27 September, where the third edition of the Monaco Yacht Show Awards will take place. There will also be the highly exclusive Monaco Yacht Summit, where an audience of 50 will gather to take part in thematic workshops that discuss today’s super yacht.
Finally, as well as an exhibition space that occupies an area totalling 20,000 square metres in size, the 2016 MYS will also see the unveiling of a new exhibition space, the Car Deck, dedicated to a carefully curated selection of luxury vehicles that will be available for test drives and purchasing. (Source: artsandcollections.com)