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PHOTOS: MONACO AMBASSADORS CLUB CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH HONORARY PRESIDENT PRINCE ALBERT

Updated: Sep 26, 2023


The Monaco Ambassadors Club celebrated its 50th anniversary with a spectacular summer party last Thursday night, graced by Honorary President Prince Albert, club members and friends all enjoying a retro “50 years of sunshine” theme and a commitment to continue the values of the club.


The Monaco Ambassadors Club (MAC) Summer Party has become a renowned event in the prestigious club’s schedule, but this year’s party was particularly special.

Guests gathered on Thursday 6th July at the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel for a fun celebration of not only summer in Monaco, but of the MAC’s milestone 50th anniversary.

“As we reflect on the past five decades of the Monaco Ambassadors Club, we cannot help but marvel at the progress we have made as advocates for Monaco and for all its efforts and progress for sustainability, the environment, health, and sports,” said MAC President Christian Moore. “These four pillars form a big part of our club’s future contributions and today, we recognise the immense importance of these causes for a prosperous future.”



MAC Honorary President Prince Albert II with Francien Giraudi as MAC President Christian Moore gives a speech.


The evening,envisioned by MAC Secretary General Alessandra Sparaco and assisted by Club Manager Catherine Bernaz and Event Manager Manon Delpont, was punctuated by the Monegasque colours of red and white, including an abundance of red roses, as well as 50s-themed entertainers, a synchronised swimmimg show and live poolside music.


With the encouragement of Princess Grace of Monaco, the Monaco Ambassadors Club was formed in 1973 by founding members from over 40 countries to uphold and promote the Principality of Monaco throughout the world.


Today, under the Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert II, members continue to act as ambassadors of the Monegasque culture, and their own.



Prince Albert II and members of the MAC enjoying the ’50 years of sunshine’ anniversary summer party on 8th July. Photo credit: Alena Borodina


As main sponsor of the evening, La Milanesa gifted guests with a beautiful handbag for the ladies and a tote bag for the men. Founded by Cinzia Macchi, who was present at the party, La Milanesa is a Milan-based fashion brand that uses recycled natural fabrics to create unique bags that exude playfulness.


Alongside the fun and conviviality between friends, which included Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer President Stéphane Valeri, was a reminder of the real purpose of the Monaco Ambassadors Club, a vision emphasised by its honorary president Prince Albert.



The party was set in the ideal summer location of the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel. Photo credit: Alena Borodina.


“Two years ago at this party, Monseigneur made clear his intention that this Club be a leader for promoting a more sustainable life experience. Our members do not need another social club, nor do we deliver real value to our members by focusing on the social side solely. Because of who our members are, the social enjoyment we derive as members of the MAC is a lovely by-product of our activities,” said Christian Moore.


“To deliver real value, we need to adhere to our mission and to help serve as Force Multipliers, as Ambassadors for Monaco creating trade, investment, cultural exchanges etc., as we interact globally. From this point on with the opening of a club house space and collaboration with other clubs here in Monaco and globally, our mission will be more focused.”



The red and white theme was carried throughout the night, in honour of 50 years of the club. Photo credit: Alena Borodina.


Moore spoke about the club’s recent trip to Cyprus, made with Prince Albert, which included meetings with heads of state and other government and business leaders, as an example of the “highest and best use” of the Club, and said there are plans for similar trips in the future.

“Let this milestone not be just a celebration of the past, but a rallying call for the future,” said one of Monaco’s most well-known personalities. “As President of the Monaco Ambassadors Club, I commit to leading us into the next era with renewed determination and purpose. We will expand our sustainability efforts to meet the evolving challenges of our time, advocating for bold actions through policy influence, innovation and education. We will support the health and well-being of our fellow citizens, leaving no one behind and ensuring accessibility to quality healthcare for all. Additionally, we will strive to nurture sporting talents, fostering a culture of excellence that embodies the spirit of Monaco.”


Anyone wishing to join the Monaco Ambassadors Club can contact info@mac.mc.


Click on the gallery below to see more images of the MAC Summer 50th Anniversary party. Photos credit: Alena Borodina



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