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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco has been awarded an honorary degree in marine sciences by the University of Genoa. - 25/10/2014

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco has been awarded an honorary degree in marine sciences by the University of Genoa.

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco also attended a charity evening “Dedicated to Planet Earth” at Palazzo San Giorgio, an evening organised on the initiative of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Italian non-profit Association.

Yesterday afternoon, in the ceremonial room of the University of Genoa, the Rector Magnificus, Professor G. De Ferrari, awarded His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco an honorary degree in marine sciences during a lectio magistralis entitled “The Mediterranean and its environmental conditions: between hope and concern”.

This was followed by a gala evening focused on solidarity and civic engagement, hosted in the prestigious Palazzo San Giorgio in honour of the newly distinguished Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, as well as the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, created in 2006.

Thanks to the President of the Genoa Port Authority, Luigi Merlo, the Palazzo San Giorgio opened its doors to eminent guests and renowned Italian entrepreneurs driven by the same desire to see society actively contribute towards the protection of the planet. Cardinal Bagnasco joined the festivities by video.

Guests included Prince Domenico Pallavicino, Consulate General of Monaco in Genoa, Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President and CEO of the World Foundation, Cosimo Ferri, Under Secretary of State for Justice, Mr Maurizio Codurri, President of the Foundation in Italy, Monaco’s Ambassador to Italy Robert Fillon, Rector Giacomo De Ferrari, Dr Carmelo Spinella of Alliance Boots, the main sponsor of the event, the editor of Telenord Massimiliano Monti together with his wife Barbara, Bruna Gugliemi of the jewellers of the same name, Paolo Risso from Cambiaso&Risso, the ship broker Giuseppe Valenzano Menada, Marquis Giacomo Cattaneo Adorno, Aldo Spinelli, Dr Riccardo Casale, Administrator of Sogin, Angiolino Barreca, President of Pro Secco, the ship broker Antonio Rosina and many others.

Many leading figures attended this event, the organisation of which was possible thanks to the contribution of prominent sponsors such as MSC Cruises, GIP (Port Investment Group) and Rossignotti 1840, which was unable to take part in the gala evening due to prior commitments but was keen to demonstrate their support by their generosity. 

The event was co-presented by Roberto Rasia dal Polo and Donatella Di Paolo.

Arrangements and scenographic lighting at Palazzo San Giorgio were by the architect Umberto Ottino.

Music/media partner: Radio Monte Carlo 

 

© Gaetan Luci - Palais Princier
© Gaetan Luci - Palais Princier