Monaco. In April, Monaco's head of state, Prince Albert,
placed the country's flag on the North Pole, after a
four-day tour with dog sleds. The trip was undertaken to
raise public opinion on climate change in the world.
In June, Albert, a bachelor, officially admitted
paternity to a 14-year-old girl living in the United States.
CountryAAH, Monaco's constitution gives neither the girl nor her
three-year-old half-brother as Albert recognized paternity a
year earlier the opportunity to claim the throne.