Ancient Grimaldi Strongholds – Duras


Monaco – On 4 July, H.S.H. Prince Albert II will tread the path of his Duras ancestors as he pays a visit to the Castle of the Dukes. The Grimaldis share a common ancestry with the Durfort family, who owned the castle for nearly 500 years. The first wife of Emmanuel Félicité, Duke of Duras, was Charlotte-Antoinette, a descendant of Hortense Mancini, the niece of Cardinal Mazarin. From this union was born Louise-Jeanne de Durfort, Duchess of Mazarin, who passed her titles on to her daughter, Louise d’Aumont. The latter would go on to become a princess of Monaco when she married Prince Honoré IV in 1771.

Issue Date: 04.07.2017
Designer: Sophie BEAUJARD
Process: 4 colours steel-engraving
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 40 x 31,77 mm horizontal