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September 18, 2013

H.S.H. Prince Albert II’s visit to the United States

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H.S.H. the Prince will travel to the United States from 18th to 25th September 2013.

On Wednesday 18th September, the Royal Couple will visit Bonneville in Utah to unveil Venturi's new electric vehicle "VBB-3". At the presentation of this 3,000 hp vehicle, the construction stages and technological innovations that are central to the Venturi VBB 3 will be described to the Royal Couple, on the runway at Wendover Airfield. The Monaco-based automotive manufacturer has had to postpone the speed record attempt that it had scheduled on the Salt Flats due to the heavy flooding affecting this State at the request of the FIA.

On Thursday 19th September, H.S.H. the Prince will journey to Cody, in Wyoming in order to celebrate the centenary of the trip by his great-great-grandfather Prince Albert I. For the first time, he will present the "Camp Monaco Prize" named in tribute to the expedition that Prince Albert I led in 1913. This award will recognise the work of two American scientists, Arthur Middleton and Joe Riis.

On Sunday 22nd September, the Prince will meet the Dean of the University of Missouri then, as part of the activities of His Foundation, he will meet Dr Jeffrey Bonner, President of the zoo and Dr Peter Wyse Jackson, President of the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis.

Finally, the Prince will take part in the 68th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York from 23rd to 25th September.
On 24th September, he will address the United Nations. Accompanied by the Princess, he will also attend a reception hosted by President Barack Obama.

*This year Monaco celebrates the 20th anniversary of its entry in the UN and the Principality will take over the role of Vice-President of the GA for the second time, 14 years after it first did so for the 54th session in 1999-2000.


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