He is a real friend of the "boot"! Prince Albert II of Monaco (60) always enjoys visiting the world's largest water sports fair in Düsseldorf, Germany.
He and his father visited the fair for the first time in 1993, at that time both went incognito, In order to prepare the partnership Monaco’s for the "boot 1994".
In 1994, father and son Grimaldi officially opened the 25th "boot" and donated an antique anchor to the fair, which still stands today in the center of the roundabout on the exhibition grounds.
2017 was the last time he was officially on the "boot". At that time, he had announced the cooperation of his foundation "Fondation Prince Albert II" with the German Sea Foundation and the "boot" Dusseldorf and the "ocean tribute" Award. This year the "boot" celebrates its 50th anniversary - and of course Albert is back!
As part of the "blue motion night" he said: "It's fantastic that the 'boot' once again gives the opportunity to focus on the cleanliness of the oceans." He then went with OB Thomas Geisel, Exhibition Manager Werner Dornscheidt and "boat" boss Petros Michelidakis dine royally.
But before the ceremony took place, Prince Albert II made a detour to the State Chancellery.
Here he met Prime Minister Armin Laschet and entered his name the guest book of the state government.
Thereafter, both went to the prime minister’s office to have a conversation.
The Monegasque Prince was accompanied by Isabelle Berro-Amadeï, Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco in Berlin, and by Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President and Chairman of the Board of Prince Albert II, in the rank of Minister.