Older sister (part 2)
After the death of her husband, the princess closed up: she almost abandoned onerous secular duties and spent most of her time with her children in her village estate in Saint-Remy-de-Provence – in the house they rented for 99 years with Stefano. “Children have become an absolute priority for her,” said one of her friends.
Only in 1999 she got married again. She has known her current husband Prince of Hanover since childhood and constantly met at social events and fashionable resorts. Once Carolina was even friendly with Chantal, the ex-wife of the prince, the daughter of a Swiss magnate. The divorce proceedings between Chantal and Ernst-August were expected to be long and painful. However, unexpectedly for all, Chantal decided not to put up any obstacles, give freedom to her husband and thereby save their two sons – Ernst-Augustus Jr. and Christian – from difficult family scenes. Continue reading
About the tax-free system and the construction boom
For the first time, the principality seriously thought about the possibility of a financial catastrophe in the twenties, when the decline of the gaming industry sharply reduced the income of the dwarf state.
Jules Richard – as it turned out, a connoisseur of the local economy – willingly undertook to talk about how the principality managed to get out of a difficult situation.
We sat at the table of a small cafe on the promenade of Monte Carlo. My interlocutor sipped a beer from a tall glass and began like this:
– The prescription drug was found in a law containing two articles: the first one said that Monegasques living in France are subject to the tax system of France, not Monaco; the second article said that the French living in Monaco are subject to the laws of taxation of the principality and do not pay taxes to France. Continue reading