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A healthy Prince Albert heads to the theatre


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Prince Albert II of Monaco took part in festivities for the 50th anniversary of the Théâtre du Fort Antoine on 21 August. The former fortress turned open-air theatre is hosting special events throughout the summer as part of its 50th-anniversary celebrations. 

Prince Albert attended the “Cuisine des Auteurs,” an evening that was, according to the theatre’s programme, an “ode to gastronomy based on the works of great names in French literature.” It starred French actor and comedian, Jerome Pouly, and afterwards guests indulged in a buffet of local dishes.

The “Cuisine des Auteurs” was organised by the Monaco Cultural Affairs Department and was held at the Place d’Armes. 

Prince Albert II is the reigning Sovereign Prince of Monaco and is also one of the world’s wealthiest royals. In March of this year, Albert tested positive for coronavirus. He was the first known royal to be diagnosed with the illness.

Following his 14-day quarantine, he was asked by People magazine if he had any advice to share. Albert said: “Follow instructions. Don’t mess around with this. This virus is serious and the propagation is very serious. It can hit anyone of any age group at any time.”

He added: “We’re going to get through this. It’s going to take awhile. But everyone has to follow the recommendations. Yes, it’s a nuisance and yes, being confined is very limiting, but it’s the only way to stop the spread of this virus.”

Though he is in the high-risk group, Prince Albert only experienced mild COVID-19 symptoms.