Monthly Archives: July 2017
They collected everything from painting to nautical charts, from historical archives to skeletons of extinct animals. Prince Rainier III is a passionate lover of antique cars: his collection of more than 100 vintage cars is exhibited in the exhibition hall in Fontvieille.
Already in the twentieth century, the southern wing of the palace was built, where the apartments of the Crown Prince are now located. It also houses the exposition of the Napoleon Museum with a unique collection of objects and personal belongings of the emperor, as well as the palace archives of the Grimaldi dynasty, letters and manuscripts of Charles V, Louis XIV, Richelieu, a collection of old military uniforms, coins, postage stamps, paintings and engravings. Continue reading
Perhaps he is wiser and certainly more romantic than his foreign colleagues: instead of wasting energy on politics, he fervently patronizes everything that enhances the prestige of the principality, making it the focus of brilliant social life.
Crown Prince Albert, in addition to financial management, is the patron saint of the Monte Carlo rally, tennis tournaments, annual circus and magic festivals. Princess Caroline solemnly opens exhibitions and festivals, organizes charity balls. Largely thanks to her efforts, she managed to revive the famous ballet seasons of Monte Carlo, whose origins were Diaghilev himself. Her younger sister Stephanie patronizes the pop art and modeling business. Continue reading