PUBLISHED: 11:02, Sun, Sep 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:08, Sun, Sep 20, 2020
While countries around the world deal with the economic fallout of coronavirus, Monaco has remained largely untouched by the financial disaster. Forecasters initially expected the state itself to face an economic disaster. With an economy largely revolved around tourism, money-making events being cancelled such as the Grand Prix and Céline Dion's Monte Carlo performance threw Monaco's income hopes into despair.
Yet, the strong performance of global financial markets has in many cases increased the wealth of Monaco's ultra-wealthy as some of its 37,000 residents raced to trade their portfolios and boost their incomes.
Monaco has become a safe haven for the rich and wealthy, with it transforming into one of the most affluent countries in the world.
In recent years, Prince Albert of Monaco has started to open up the principality, in a bid to diversify its customer base as the young, rich and wealthy make their money from Youtube and gaming rather than acting and singing.
In 2012, documentary makers for the film 'Privacy And Power: A year In The Life Of Prince Albert Of Monaco' gained extensive access to Albert and Monaco, peeling away the layers of the secret prince.
Prince Albert: The prince said he has a complicated relationship with the internet (Image: GETTY)
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In one instance, Albert revealed the one thing he had a complicated relationship with: technology.
It came during a tour of his office, when the narrator noted the absence of a computer and WiFi.
When asked why this was, Albert explained: "I have a complicated relationship with the internet.
"We see each other a few times a year."
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