Prince Albert and Princess Charlene welcome new French ambassador

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Jean d’Haussonville, France’s new Ambassador to Monaco, has met with Prince Albert and Princess Charlene to present his papers and be welcomed into the Principality’s diplomatic fold.  

Ambassadors from Monaco’s closest neighbour of France are more than simply ceremonial. The two nations are intertwined, sharing many things, including an integrated customs system and a common language to name but a few.  

This close relationship means that when a new ambassador from France is appointed to the Principality, it is cause to pull out all the stops.  

On 5th September, such an occasion occurred as Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene, alongside Isabelle Berro-Amadeï, Monaco’s Government Advisor-Minister of External Relations and Cooperation, met with Jean d’Haussonville, who presented his Letters of Credence to the sovereign.  

The newly appointed Ambassador was then received by Minister of State Pierre Dartout, who hosted a welcome lunch for him at his residence. It was an event also attended by the Prince.  


D’Haussonville is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and a former student of the National School of Administration. Since 2010, he has acted as Managing Director of the Chambord National Estate and he notably was First Secretary at the Permanent Representation of France to NATO in Brussels from 1997 to 2001 as well as Advisor to the Minister of Culture and Communication from 2004 to 2007. 

Additionally, he is an Officer of the National Order of Merit, Knight of the Legion of Honour and Officer of Arts and Letters. 

All of Monaco wish the Ambassador a successful and fruitful term.  


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