A young Prince Albert tinkering with his Rolleiflex at the end of the 1960s, Prince Rainier III lovingly taking a photo of his family on the principality’s National Day of 1965, Prince Albert I capturing the gardens of the Villa Adriana in Tivoli in 1910, or even Princess Grace posing proudly with her camera during the 1950s… Organised as part of the inaugural PhotoMonaco event, which took place in early April, the Princely family is allowing the public to gain a new insight into its private life and history.
From the early days of photography, Prince Albert I was keen to master the art, something this man of culture has passed down through the generations. Prince Albert II – his great great grandson – continues a commitment to the arts today, and in particular photography, with his patronage of PhotoMonaco.
The Archival Photo Exhibition will run until October 2018 at the State Apartments of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. It is open every day from 10am to 6pm (extended hours during July and August to 7pm) and entrance costs €8 for adults.