INTRO
BORN LEADER
SMOOTH TRANSITION
ROMANCING THE THRONE
HEADLINE MAKER
LABOUR OF LOVE
RAINIER'S LEGACY
ACTION MAN
CALL OF DESTINY
YOUNG PRETENDERS
PHOTO GALLERY
BORN LEADER
November 19 is in many ways the most important day of Prince Albert's life. His investiture as the ruler of Monaco marks the beginning of a fresh era for the Mediterranean principality as it looks to the future under its first new leader for over 50 years.

In reality the prince has been at the helm of his homeland for some time. He took over as acting regent in late March and, prior to the decline in Prince Rainier's health, had also taken a senior role in running the tiny coastal state. That role encompassed acting as a senior advisor and consultant to his father, as well representing Monaco on an ongoing basis at the United Nations.

PROMOTION