In an address to Monegasques, residents and friends of the Principality, HSH Prince Albert took the opportunity of his annual New Year’s Eve address to call on everyone to accept responsibility for their actions in the coming year.

He urged everyone to be vaccinated, saying that this is the only truly effective weapon to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

“We have an obligation to assume responsibility towards future generations to whom we will bequeath an economic, social, environmental situation dependent on our present actions,” Prince Albert said.

He added that he was convinced that if we continue to show solidarity, the year 2022 will be an additional step towards a world before the pandemic, but more just and more humane.

“I have every confidence in our ability to overcome the trials we are going through as we have always done in our history… My Family joins me in offering you our warmest wishes for the year 2022.”

FILE PHOTO: HSH Prince Albert with Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella Prince’s Palace