WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Her Excellency Maguy Maccario Doyle is the Principality's new emissary to Washington DC following her appointment by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. The Ambassador conveyed Prince Albert's assurances of his highest consideration to President Barack Obama and his family, as she officially tendered her letter of credence to the President in a ceremony at the White House this week.
In congratulating Ambassador Maccario Doyle on her appointment and welcoming her family, President Obama outlined the importance of the two-country alliance built upon personal ties, shared values, and mutual cooperation. The President acknowledged Prince Albert's commitment to the protection of the environment and the important work of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. He also cited the Ambassador's distinguished record of philanthropy and cultural outreach, stating it would ensure the relationship between Monaco and the United States would continue to flourish in the years to come.
Ambassador Maccario Doyle, the first woman to hold the post at the Embassy which opened in 2006, has served as Consul General of Monaco in New York since 1997 and head of the Principality's Tourism Board in North America since the early 1990s. As a founding member of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation-USA, she currently serves as its Vice President.
An engaging and highly accomplished diplomat and business woman, Ambassador Maccario Doyle has been a dedicated and skillful advocate for Monaco. Prince Rainier awarded her with Monaco's distinguished Chevalier de l'Ordre de Saint-Charles in 1996. She is also a vigorous supporter of various humanitarian causes uniting Monaco with the United States. Her impressive track record as fund-raiser and organizer of charitable, philanthropic and cultural events is combined with a deep understanding of European and North American cultures.
"It is a tremendous honor for me to represent His Serene Highness, the Princely family and the Principality of Monaco. I'm deeply grateful to Prince Albert for his nomination. As great friends and staunch allies, Monaco and the United States will continue to forge lasting links with a sense of mutual respect and esteem," said Ambassador Maccario Doyle.
"Our two countries share a strong commitment to international cooperation. Various collaborations and endeavors reflect the many ties that continue to unite Monaco and the United States in the pursuit of both nations' shared interests and ideals," she added.
"The memory of American-born Princess Grace has thrived since her wedding to Prince Rainier in 1956, and the Princess Grace Foundation-USA continues to celebrate the artistic legacy of Grace Kelly. Americans have come to the Principality in ever-increasing numbers and they currently represent one of the top five nationalities visiting Monaco."
Among her many civic and charitable posts, Ambassador Maccario Doyle serves as a member of ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Professional Advisory Board (since 2004) and their International Advisory Council (since 2011). In recognition of her leadership following the events of September 11, 2001, Prince Albert presented her with the International Police Association – Diploma of Honor (Monaco Chapter).
SOURCE Embassy of Monaco