His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco has appointed Her Excellency Maguy Maccario Doyle as Monaco's new Ambassador to the United States. The Ambassador presented her letter of credence to President Barack Obama at a ceremony at the White House December 4.
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.
“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.”
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).