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. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Monaco include Independence Day (November 19) and New Year (January 1). 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.