Prince Albert II of Monaco visits Italy to pay tribute to his family ancestors

Roxana Anton

Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived in the region of Puglia, Italy, a day ago.

His visit is due to cultural and historical matters and he is not accompanied by H.S.H. Princess Charlene Wittstock who seems to have disappeared again from the public eye, after the beautiful Easter photos that showed the Royal family reunited to celebrate. (source: Italian press, dilei. it)

Monaco's Royals are beautiful together in this picture, which shows them together, finally, after so many months of illness and separation.

After the Easter celebration, Albert follows his Royal duties, with a state visit of three days to the Puglia region, in the south of Italy.

"I am very pleased with this initiative which formally sanctions those relationships that history has forged and that the loyalty of sentiments has been able to maintain". - Prince Albert II, during his visit to Terlizzi, Puglia (source: lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it)

Albert is visiting the most significant stages and dates of the history that unites Terlizzi to Monaco, between 1532 and 1641, in the honor of the Italian Association of Historical sites Grimaldi of Monaco. (source: lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it)

The Grimaldi ancestors had ruled in that territory in the XVIth Century, and the Monegasque Royal family left significant memories. (source: Tele Sveva, Italy)

"Today was like coming home," Prince Albert II of Monaco said in the Municipality of Canosa, Puglia. The Monegasque royal had been in Canosa 25 years ago, in June 1997, and on that occasion, he received honorary citizenship. (source: lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it)

The Prince is also visiting some of Puglia's most famous Unesco sites, such as Matera and Alberobello, with a promise of future cultural collaborations. (source: ansa.it)

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