The Carabiniers du Prince de Monaco are looking for new recruits

The Prince’s Palace Guards, the Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince de Monaco, have announced that they are searching for new recruits to join the elite team. Here’s everything you need to know. 

The Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince de Monaco, first formed in 1817 under Prince Honoré IV, is comprised of 124 guards whose primary purpose is to provide protection to the Princely family of Monaco.  

The Carabiniers are a unique and independent unit, and are one of just a few national militaries to accept foreigners into its ranks.  

Earlier this month, the Carabiniers announced that they are looking for new members and are actively recruiting.   

“Although the Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince has been at the service of the Sovereign Princes for more than two centuries, you will be amazed by the diversity of our missions,” reads a statement released by the unit on social media. “Come meet our recruiters and explore an institution where rigour and professionalism are the basis of our strengths, while cultivating solidarity and cohesion. We seek in our candidates a harmonious balance between physical, intellectual and moral qualities.” 


To become a recruit, a number of essential requirements must be fulfilled. Firstly, the candidate must be a single person between the ages of 19 and 27, and be of either Monegasque or French nationality. There are also height conditions to be met: the applicant must be 1.8m to 2m tall.  

Additionally, candidates must have a clean criminal record, hold a Class B driving license and be free of any visible tattoos.  

Those wishing to be part of the Carabiniers’ musical corps must possess a CEM/DEM level of music reading and playing skill.  

If this sounds like the perfect job for you, contact the Bureau Recrutement Instruction via email at 

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