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by Zsolt Szemerszky

Zsolt Szemerszky

The Principality’s historical landmarks

The Principality’s historical landmarks

  • 1297 January 8: François Grimaldi took over the fortified castle by deception and occupied the Rock of Monaco.
  • 1911 January 5: Prince Albert I promulgated the first Monégasque Constitution.
  • 1962 December 17: Promulgation of a new Monégasque Constitution.
  • 1993 May 28: Accession of the Principality to United-Nations membership, as permanent member.
  • 1997 700th anniversary of the Grimaldi dynasty.
  • 2004  October 5: The Principality of Monaco became a member of the Council of Europe. 
  • 2005  July 12: Accession of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. 
  • 2006  June 27: Establishment of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. 
  • 2010 March 29: Mr. Michel Roger took the oath before H.S.H. Prince Albert II and became the first Minister of State chosen by a Sovereign Prince of Monaco.
  • 2010 June 23: Announcement of H.S.H. Prince Albert II’s betrothal with Miss Charlène Wittstock.
  • 2011 March 18: Death of Princess Antoinette.
  • 2011 1 and 2 July: Marriage of H.S.H. the Prince and Miss Charlène Wittstock.
  • 2012 December 17: Fiftieth anniversary of the 1962 Constitution – Throne Room.
  • 2013 April 3: Official visit to Monaco by United Nations Secretary General H.E. Mr Ban Ki-moon.

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