Tuesday 16 January 2018

'I understand Harry's angst about taking the throne'

Prince Albert talks about life as royalty and what he would do if he wasn't prince for a day, writes Niamh Horan

Prince Albert of Monaco spoke to ‘Sunday Independent’ journalist Niamh Horan at the Powerscourt Hotel. Photo: Mark Condren
Prince Albert of Monaco spoke to ‘Sunday Independent’ journalist Niamh Horan at the Powerscourt Hotel. Photo: Mark Condren
Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

You know royalty is due to arrive two minutes before you meet thanks to the wave of noise that sweeps down the hall.

PR handlers, security and photographers are all in tow when HSH (His Serene Highness) Prince Albert II of Monaco sweeps into the Powerscourt Hotel in Co Wicklow for a whirlwind visit.

Three PR minders stand watch inside the room as we sit for our 'intimate' chat for the Sunday Independent on Friday afternoon - the only sit-down interview to which the Prince has agreed.

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