Prince Albert II of Monaco is in Seychelles

While many Europeans are currently on their autumn vacations, Prince Albert II is not having a dream vacation, even though he is currently in the Seychelles. The Prince of Monaco is currently on a working trip in this archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

Prince Albert II invited by President Ramkalawan of Seychelles

This October 27, Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in Seychelles. The Prince of Monaco has moved to the African archipelago, located in the Indian Ocean, to strengthen the partnership that exists between Monaco and Seychelles, in terms of environmental protection.

Prince Albert II began his stay with a meeting with President Wavel Ramkalawan. The Seychelles gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1976. This archipelago of 452 km2 has 116 islands, whose capital, Victoria, is located on the island of Mahé, 1500 km from the African coast. All the islands have about 100 000 inhabitants.

The Prince of Monaco and the President met before a reception held in the gardens of State House. The president said he was very happy to meet a man like Prince Albert who is fighting for the environment. Prince Albert, for his part, said work has begun with the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco to restore coral reefs, the president’s office reported.

Prince Albert II also visited Aldabra Atoll (Photo: Mathys Nicolas / Zeppelin/Sipa Press/ISOPIX)

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The Monegasque Mission for the Exploration of the Indian Ocean, organized by the Prince Albert of Monaco Foundation and the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco, is also organizing an expedition to the Aldabra Atoll. “Another project discussed was the elimination of rats and cats on Aldabra” and projects concerning education, adds Seychelles News Agency. Prince Albert, who left the country after the reception held in his honor, said he had an “incredible visit. He had the opportunity to visit the Aldabra atoll during his short stay.

While many Europeans are currently on their autumn vacations, Prince Albert II is not having a dream vacation, even though he is currently in the Seychelles. The Prince of Monaco is currently on a working trip in this archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

Prince Albert II invited by President Ramkalawan of Seychelles

This October 27, Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in Seychelles. The Prince of Monaco has moved to the African archipelago, located in the Indian Ocean, to strengthen the partnership that exists between Monaco and Seychelles, in terms of environmental protection.

Prince Albert II began his stay with a meeting with President Wavel Ramkalawan. The Seychelles gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1976. This archipelago of 452 km2 has 116 islands, whose capital, Victoria, is located on the island of Mahé, 1500 km from the African coast. All the islands have about 100 000 inhabitants.

The Prince of Monaco and the President spoke before a reception held in the gardens of State House. The president said he was very pleased to meet a man like Prince Albert who is fighting for the environment. Prince Albert, for his part, said work has begun with the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco to restore coral reefs, the president’s office reported.

The Monegasque Mission for the Exploration of the Indian Ocean, organized by the Prince Albert of Monaco Foundation and the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco, is also organizing an expedition to the Aldabra Atoll. “Another project discussed was the elimination of rats and cats on Aldabra” and projects concerning education, adds Seychelles News Agency. Prince Albert, who left the country after the reception held in his honor, said he had an “incredible visit. He had the opportunity to visit the Aldabra Atoll during his short stay.

Before leaving, the prince followed the tradition of eating a breadfruit. In the Seychelles, anyone who eats a loaf of bread is destined to return to the country. The country’s vice president, the president of the National Assembly, the president of the Court of Appeal, members of the Seychelles diplomatic corps and members of the Seychelles National Assembly were present during the meeting and the prince’s stay.

Photos credits: Mathys Nicolas / Zeppelin/Sipa Press/ISOPIX

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