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Visit of H.S.H. Prince Albert II to Saint-Etienne de Tinée (Alpes-Maritimes)

On Monday 17 May, at the end of the morning, H.S.H. Prince Albert II visited Saint-Etienne de Tinée where he was welcomed by Mrs Colette Fabron, Mayor of the village, in the presence of Mr Bernard Gonzalez, Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes, Mr Eric Ciotti, Deputy and Departmental Councillor of the Alpes-Maritimes, and the village's deputies and councillors.

As part of the support for the valleys affected by storm Alex, the Prince donated an ultrasound machine and a deep ultrasound probe to the Saint-Maur Hospital, financed by the Red Cross of Monaco. This equipment will enable monitoring adapted to all medical situations in the valleys of the hinterland.

H.S.H. the Prince then went to the Jean Franco College to talk to students doing "sports studies" and "mountain option", two courses of excellence which train future champions and young people who will work in the valleys. A souvenir photo was taken in front of the minibus recently donated by the Sovereign to facilitate travel for these students.

After health and education, the Sovereign addressed the topic of the environment during a visit to the Mercantour National Park Centre, which is due to be inaugurated on 13 June. Welcomed by the Director, Mrs Aline Comeau, the Prince discovered this new educational space dedicated to the fauna and flora of the Mercantour. He was also able to discuss with the Park's teams the adaptation of our society to the hazards of climate change.

This was the third visit by H.S.H. the Prince to the valleys in the hinterland since the violent passage of storm Alex last October, symbolising the strong links between the Principality of Monaco and this region.

Visit of H.S.H. Prince Albert II to Saint-Etienne de Tinée (Alpes-Maritimes)