Prince Albert II of Monaco is 51
No official celebrations for his birth are expected in Monaco until National Day, but the small country’s Sovereign is celebrating his 51st birthday today. Since he was photographed leaving Nice via private jet and his schedule notes no engagements until he is expected in Istanbul March 16, he is believed to be celebrating in private outside of Monaco.
Official celebrations will take place in November. Much like the British Sovereign, Monaco has never used the Sovereign’s real birth date for celebrations. In previous reigns, Monaco celebrated yearly on the feast day of the Sovereign’s Catholic Saint. That day, which historically changed with each ruler is now known as Monaco’s National Day. The practice of changing the day ended upon Prince Albert’s accession to the throne and continues to be celebrated on Saint Rainier’s day, November 19.Filed under Monaco Royals
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