The second wife of the reigning prince of this interesting miniature republic, which is only eight miles square, is one of the most beautiful women in Europe, although she was born as long ago as 1858. She is well known in London and Paris, and married the Prince in 1889, after nine years of widowhood, her first husband being the late Due de Richelieu. The Princess, who is an American by birth, was one of the most courted of widows in the cosmopolitan world, and there were many disappointed suitors when she finally gave her hand to the Prince of Monaco. Most people know that the Princess was related to the great poet Heine, and as Mademoiselle Alice Heine she was regarded as one of the greatest of Parisian heiresses, having gone to reside in the French capital as a girl. Speaking nearly every European language with facility, the Princess is also passionately devoted to music, her concerts at the Palace, Monaco, being events to be remembered. She is extremely wealthy, and possesses some of the most valuable jewels in existence. Monaco has now been granted a Constitution by the Prince.
The Princess of Monaco Numa Blanc