HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco is in Portugal for a 2-day private visit. Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and First Lady Maria Cavaco Silva welcomed the Sovereign Prince at the Presidential Palace in Lisbon. Prince Albert was also welcomed by locals on a quick trip to the Portuguese islands of the Azores. Today he will be visiting the "Observatoire de Météorologie et the Sismologie Prince Albert Ier" which was founded by his great-grandfather Prince Albert I who was good friends with King Carlos of Portugal. The observatory was damaged in an earthquake in 1998 and Monaco has been giving considerable funds to its restoration.