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He "needed" a legitimate heir. He didn't really because he had Caroline's family but I think they're not interested in taking on the job (contrary to what some commentators would have one believe).

Even if they were (interested), he'd probably prefer that the line go through him, and not through his sister.
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Yes, it's a state visit (https://www.veooz.com/news/4KgOwqv.html)
Thanks - he's covered a lot of miles in the last few days.

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Even if they were (interested), he'd probably prefer that the line go through him, and not through his sister.
Seems so - if it were that important to him I wonder why he waited quite so long to get married.

I was giving a possible reason why he bothered getting married as in many ways (in his "official" role) not a lot seems to have changed since he married.
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Maybe it is by mutual consent that they do it this way? I recall P Charlene being present at official visits before the twins were born. Is it possible that they decided P Charlene would stay home with the babies for the first few years? I would also like to see P Charlene by her husband's side, but I think maybe this is a joint decision.


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Maybe it is by mutual consent that they do it this way? I recall P Charlene being present at official visits before the twins were born. Is it possible that they decided P Charlene would stay home with the babies for the first few years? I would also like to see P Charlene by her husband's side, but I think maybe this is a joint decision.


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I'm sure it's a mutual decision to arrange their lives this way - I was merely offering a possible reason for Albert having bothered to get married, which was the original question. I'm not saying it's the right answer... just a possibility.
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Aquino to host Monaco’s Prince Albert visit to PH | The Manila Times Online
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The meeting with President Benigno S. Aquino III today, April 7:



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Seems so - if it were that important to him I wonder why he waited quite so long to get married.

Maybe his responsibilities didn't hit him, until after he'd succeeded?
Then suddenly he wanted a direct heir to follow him.
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Maybe his responsibilities didn't hit him, until after he'd succeeded?
Then suddenly he wanted a direct heir to follow him.
I'm sure you're right.

However, unless Albert manages to live until he's over 100 his heir isn't going to enjoy the same...
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Thank you, polyesco!

Here's the whole set of photos provided by the Palace:


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State visits to and from Monaco are quite rare and I believe that last one was an incoming visit from Croatia or Slovenia,the Prince has indeed clocked up some mileage this past week Brazil,Belgium and onto the Philippines!
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Putting his money where his mouth is...Prince Albert purchasing the latest in environmentally friendly vehicles


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Prince Albert visited the Top Marques show at the Grimaldi Forum yesterday, April 15:



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On Sunday, April 17, Prince Albert attended the French L1 football match between AS Monaco and Olympique de Marseille at the Stadium Saint Louis in Monaco. Monaco has won - as can be seen


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One thing I admire for sure about Monaco: the monegasque people seem always so enthusiast about ther own footbal team! The always are cheering and supporting their sport! ;-)
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On April 19 Prince Albert has become Honorary Citizen of Portofino, Italy:



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Italian honor citizenship for Albert. I'm very proud. Is this the first italian honor citizenship for him?
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I don't have the best memory , there may be more, but what I remember are the honorary citizenship of Paroldo in 2013 (he went there together with Charlene) and the honorary citizenship of Ventimiglia in 2008
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I don't have the best memory , there may be more, but what I remember are the honorary citizenship of Paroldo in 2013 (he went there together with Charlene) and the honorary citizenship of Ventimiglia in 2008
Thanks. I was almost sure this wasn't a first
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Prince Albert met with King Felipe at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid yesterday, April 22:



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