H.E. Maguy Maccario Doyle
Her Excellency Maguy Maccario Doyle is Monaco’s Ambassador to the United States and Canada. She was appointed by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II on November 12, 2013 and presented her letters of credence to President Obama at The White House on December 3, 2013. She also serves as the Principality’s Ambassador to Canada having presented her credentials to Canada’s Governor General, H.E. David Johnston, in December 2014, and as the Principality’s Permanent Observer to the Organization of American States (OAS).
Ambassador Maccario Doyle is the vice president of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (for the environment) and the president of the US chapter of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation (launched in May 2016 in California). She was Monaco’s long-serving consul general in New York as well as the director of the Monaco Government Tourist Office for North America. In June 2017, Ambassador Maccario Doyle was appointed to the board of Grace-Penn Medicine: a new strategic alliance between Penn Medicine and Monaco's Princess Grace Hospital.
A committed advocate for children and women’s issues and a tireless worker on behalf of charitable and philanthropic endeavors, she is a long-standing member of both the Professional Advisory Board and the International Professional Advisory Board of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In recognition for her services to the Principality of Monaco and the Princely Family, she was presented by His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1996, with the prestigious “Chevalier de l’Ordre de Saint-Charles” distinction.
3 words to describe Nature?
Nurturing. Rejuvenating. All-powerful.
3 things Nature taught you?
Never take things for granted.
Seasons come and go.
Be prepared for (good and not-so-good) surprises.
3 most treasured Nature spots?
New Mexico’s wilderness
Half Moon Bay’s (CA) majestic coastline
Monaco’s Mediterranean magnificence
When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?
When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?
Like going for a walk.
When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?
I never saw a volcano eruption in person, except in films : The power of a mountain coming to life – I saw dormant and extinct volcanoes and it felt like a lunar landscape.
When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?
Serene and happy to have made it through another night/day!
When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?
Like seeking out an umbrella.
When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?
Music to my ears… and of course like making sure the windows are properly closed!
Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?
All of the above
On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?
When one really thinks about how all-encompassing Nature is in our daily lives, it is pretty much a 10.
Share with us a childhood nature memory?
My parents would never buy me a pet. So I decided as a small girl to collect snails from around my garden near Monaco. But to my great disappointment found out they are asexual. No mama. No papa! See what I mean about Nature’s surprises!