Princely Residences in Monaco

The Prince’s Palace in Monaco was originally built in 1191 as a fortress and has been in the possession of the Grimaldi family since 1297.  Today, it is the home of Prince Albert II and his wife Princess Charlene who were married with a civil ceremony on 01 July 2011 and a religious ceremony on 02 July 2011.  The palace is guarded by sentries on constant duty.  Near the entrance to the palace stands a sculpture with notations “Tribute of foreign colonists to His Serene Highness Prince Albert I on the occasion of his 25 years of rule,” and “Science discovers the richness of the ocean.”  Prince Albert II’s sisters Caroline and Stéphanie own homes, Clos Saint-Pierre and Clos Saint-Martin, a short distance from the Prince’s Palace.

The Prince's Palace in Monaco

The Prince’s Palace in Monaco

SOURCE:  The Prince’s Palace in Monaco (Monaco-Ville, Monaco); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 August 2011.

The Changing of the Guard in Monaco

The Changing of the Guard in Monaco

SOURCE:  The Changing of the Guard in Monaco (Monaco-Ville, Monaco); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 August 2011.

Tribute of Foreign Settlers

Tribute of Foreign Settlers

SOURCE:  Tribute of Foreign Settlers (Monaco-Ville, Monaco); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 August 2011.

Clos Saint-Martin, Princess Stéphanie's Home

Clos Saint-Martin, Princess Stéphanie’s Home

SOURCE:  Clos Saint-Martin, Princess Stéphanie’s Home (Monaco-Ville, Monaco); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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