Saturday, June 4, 2011

Prince Albert in Estonia

On Wednesday, HSH Prince Albert II arrived in Riga, Latvia for his 3-day visit to the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia. The Sovereign Prince met with President Valdis Zatlers of Latvia shortly after his arrival, the two discussed Latvian-Monegasque relations and diplomatic ties but also their common interest in greenhouse horticulture and visited an ecological waste management company. On June 2, the Prince went to Estonia and met with the President, First Lady and Prime Minister there. They discussed bilaterial relations and environmental issues (of course) and the Prince also visited a rare event, but one close to his heart, in an electric car rally. He talked with the drivers before having the honor of starting the Tallinn-Monte Carlo race. He also unveiled a commemorate bench in honor of his mother Princess Grace before going on to a charity dinner at the Estonian Opera House. On the Prince's last day in Tallinn he took some time to walk the streets, chat with the regular folks and sample some of the local cuisine.

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