MONACO: The Girl-Shy Highness

A 19th century French wit once remarked that there were only two monarchs in the world whose thrones he envied. One was Czar Nicholas, absolute autocrat of 120 million Russians; the other was the Prince of Monaco, who knew most of his subjects by name. Russia's Czar is no more, and the 20th century has whittled down the list of Europe's monarchs to an inconspicuous handful, but in the tiny (half-mile square) principality of Monaco, which huddles precariously between the mountains and the sea on France's Riviera, the Genoese Grimaldi dynasty...

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