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Snapshot, 1954: Would you buy the catch of the day from these men?

It’s the spring of 1954, and it’s a lovely day for a fishing expedition. If there’s anyone who knows the best casting spots along the Bay of Monaco, it’s surely the principality’s prince — Rainier III…

With a traditional cigarette hanging from his lips — the man is known for smoking 60 cigarettes a day — the Prince of Monaco Rainier III takes a few hours out of his busy day to prepare his little wooden runabout for a summer on the Côte d’Azur. Reigning over a country that lies along the Mediterranean Sea, it’s fair to say that the prince has built up a sturdy set of sea legs over the years — just watch out for his ‘smoked’ catch of the day.

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