Pierre Casiraghi of Monaco is the latest royal to join Instagram. The 28-year-old nephew of Prince Albert II of Monaco shared eight pictures and two videos. The pictures reflect his personal interests and hobbies.
The first picture showed him on board the Maserati yacht, his face full of elation as he completed a sailing race. “Amazing race! #SydneyHobart #sailing #Monaco #Maserati @giosoldini,” he captioned the photograph. He wears a red T-shirt and black shorts in the shot.
Pierre, who is a member of the Maserati team, has always had an affinity for the sea. His friend Giovanni Soldini is the boat's captain and together, the pair and their fellow crew members sailed from Cape Town to Rio, and San Francisco to Shanghai. The youngest child of Princess Caroline is on the management committee of the Monaco Yacht Club.
The grandson of Hollywood star Grace Kelly, better known as Grace of Monaco, and Prince Rainier III had set up the "Sail for a cause" charity race to raise money for underprivileged children. Last year, he and his wife Beatrice Borromeo attended a gala for the charity at the Monaco Yacht Club.
Pierre posed a series of throwback pictures from his earlier sea expeditions. He also shared two videos with his followers. On Friday, he posted a video of him skiing down slopes in Austria. Later, he again took to Instagram and shared a video of the Sydney to Hobart sailing race in which he participated in December.
Pierre is also a keen racer and a regular fixture at the Monte-Carlo Historic Rally, a vintage car race that happens every year in January. The petrolhead has also taken part in various races including two in Germany. Royal watchers are hoping that Pierre will give his 700 plus followers a glimpse of his personal life.
The seventh in line to the Monaco throne married Italian journalist Beatrice last summer. Pierre and his bride who is also an Italian heiress got married in two ceremonies — one in Monaco, a civil ceremony, and the other in Borromeo’s family owned Borromean Islands. The religious ceremony was held on the Isola Bella, located on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy.