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BORN LEADER
SMOOTH TRANSITION
ROMANCING THE THRONE
HEADLINE MAKER
LABOUR OF LOVE
RAINIER'S LEGACY
ACTION MAN
CALL OF DESTINY
YOUNG PRETENDERS
PHOTO GALLERY
LABOUR OF LOVE
Royal experts say Prince Albert, who is known for his open-mindedness and gentle manner, is unlikely to rule with the same firm hand employed by his father. There is little doubt about his dedication to the role, however, as he has earned a reputation for his commitment and work ethic.

Perhaps the most pressing issue he must tackle is Monaco's status as a tax haven. It is well-known Albert wishes to dispel his homeland's image as a safe place for shady money, but opening the territory up to international fiscal standards of transparency may prove uncomfortable for Monte Carlo's booming banking sector. The principality's new ruler will have to call on all his diplomatic skills if he is to succeed in persuading the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development to remove Monaco from its blacklist of "uncooperative" tax havens.

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