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Prince Albert of Monaco attends first event after suffering fatigue

Prince Albert II of Monaco has attended his first official engagement after the Prince’s Palace announced he was suffering from fatigue. On Wednesday, the Prince inaugurated the beginnings of a project to urbanise a part of the sea.

Earlier this month the Prince’s Palace of Monaco announced that Prince Albert had to reschedule his engagements in July due to fatigue. His Serene Highness’s “state of fatigue required a health check whose results do not cause any concern.” The Prince was to lighten his workload for the coming month. All his engagements were cancelled except for a Herculis meeting on the 20th of July and the Red Cross Ball on the 27th of July.

Prince Albert of Monaco seemed to be doing better as he unexpectedly inaugurated the beginnings of a project to urbanise part of the Monégasque sea. In 2025, an area of six hectares will be reclaimed entirely from the sea. The area will be located 100 metres from the shore.

The Prince of Monaco was accompanied by Monseignour Bernard Barsi, the Archbishop of Monaco, as they both boarded a boat. At sea, the Prince unveiled a license plate on the box which contained the monogram of Prince Albert in the shape of a double A.

Also accompanying the Prince were Serge, the Minister of State of the Principality, and Martin Bouygues, CEO of Bouygues, whose Bouygues Construction is in charge of this project to be built offshore.

The construction at sea will start in 2020 and is expected to be complete in 2025. The six acres at sea will be an entire pedestrian area and will essentially consist of large luxury villas, apartments and shops, as well as public facilities, a port, parking, a coastal promenade and a public park.

20% of the total territory of the Principality (around 40 hectares) has already been reclaimed from the sea since the 1950s by various facilities.

This evening, Prince Albert is expected to join other members of the Monégasque Princely Family for the annual Red Cross Ball.

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Laura is from Belgium and has a passion for all things royal. She is Europe Correspondent for Royal Central since October 2016 and has contributed to other news websites. In her daily life she is a fulltime student in EU-politics and political communication.