On the occasion of the reopening of the Palace of Monaco to the public on July 1, Prince Albert shared his emotion in a video message posted this July 6 on Instagram.
Prince Albert of Monaco was keen to personally celebrate the reopening of the Princely Palace with “extraordinary emotion”. After two years of closure to the public for work, the Monegasque museum exhibits, since July 1, its new frescoes of the Italian Renaissance. Discovered under several layers of paint as part of a 2015 renovation of 19th-century paintings, the composite work covers an area of 600 square meters, the Grimaldi residence website reports. For the first time, visitors will be able to contemplate this exceptional find, located under a vault in the courtyard, near the apartments of Albert II.
An event that the sovereign presented in a video posted on Instagram this July 6. “It is of course an extraordinary emotion! We can make these discoveries in a palace where we thought we knew all the treasures that were hidden there, it’s a wonder,” he explained in front of the camera. The clip shows some details of the restoration, “eco-responsible”, we specify, which would have also mobilized advanced techniques, such as laser cleaning, indicate our colleagues of france info. For several years, the teams have been working to restore their colors to the paintings, covered by order of Charles III, Prince of Monaco from 1856 to 1889. A “very meticulous work”, confided to the media the restorer Jane Marshall, last July 1st.
A double celebration for Prince Albert
Moved by the discovery of this piece of heritage, Prince Albert said he was honored to be “the guardian of this history. “Will we be able to discover something else?” he asked, assuming that there are “always surprises” within the Palace. In addition to this novelty, the public will have the opportunity to walk through the Grand Apartments, completely redesigned. The museum’s news was not the only celebration on the agenda for July 1. On the same day, the royal couple celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary. Princess Charlene of Monaco was recently released from convalescence and was at her husband’s side for the festivities. Gradually, the former swimmer, victim of a serious ENT infection, and complications following a major operation in 2021, resumed taking part in events on the Rock. The young woman of South African origin recently presented her next collection of NFT. The Princess also showed up for a family outing in Oslo on July 4.
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