TSH Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene paid a formal visit to the Federal Republic of Germany. Above we see the Princely couple with President Joachim Gauck and his (ahem) "domestic partner" Daniela Schadt (he has been separated from his wife since 1991 but never divorced). The Sovereign Prince was also greeted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The details of what is discussed on this meetings is never made public but I can't help but wonder if the Germans (who largely fund the money-hole they call the EU) asked Prince Albert for any economic advice. They could certainly do much worse than to imitate the low-taxes and pro-growth policy of Monaco. Below we see the Sovereign Prince doing what visiting heads of state must always do: reviewing a special guard of honor from the Bundeswehr.