The prince at home…
This year, Monaco is celebrating the centenary of Prince Rainier III, who would have been 100 years old on May 31.
A visionary, he abolished the death penalty 19 years before France, strengthened the Monegasque constitution in 1962, revised it in 2002: composed of 58 articles in 1911, it now has 97. He extended his territory by almost a quarter, gaining 31 hectares from the sea, including 22 hectares that make up Fontvieille, the Principality’s business district.
In 1964, he decided to put the railway line underground, cementing his nickname as « The Builder ». Aware of the need to anchor Monaco, he ratified his country’s accession to the UN in 1992, and to the Council of Europe in 2004.
As a tribute to this eclectic Prince, creator of the Television Festival in 1961, and of the Circus Festival in 1974, the exhibition « The Prince at home » will take place at the Prince’s Palace, from May 31st to August 20th 2023.
The Palace Archives and the Audiovisual Institute present, as part of the Grand Apartment tour, one hundred still and animated images, representative of the personality and work of the Sovereign, taken at home in the palace and in his other places of residence.