Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Historic Grimaldi Birthday

Today in 1818 the future Prince Charles III of Monaco was born to Prince Florestan I and Princess Maria Caroline of Monaco. During his reign the gaming industry was established at Monte Carlo, the official flag and national anthem were adopted, coins were minted and diplomatic relations were established with many foreign countries for the first time. He ruled Monaco from 1856 to 1889 before passing the principality to the capable hands of his son Prince Albert I, though he never could understand his boy's fascination with oceanography.

1 comment:

  1. Also the husband of my best princesse de Monaco, Antoinette de Merode-Westerloo (from Belgium)!


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