The 59-year-old, who is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, stepped out on Monday, September 18, sporting a new look that evoked memories of his late father. The Prince debuted a new mustache nearly identical to Prince Ranier’s, as he visited West Point Military Academy.
VIEW GALLERY Albert debuted a mustache similar to his father's during a visit to West Point Military Academy Photos: G. Luci / Prince's Palace/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Albert’s visit to the preparatory school comes 61 years after his parents visited the academy to attend a football game between the army and the navy. During his visit on Monday, cadets surprised the Sovereign with a frame containing photos from a visit his mom and dad made in 1961.
Prince Albert recently opened up in an interview with Graham Bensinger about life lessons he learned from his father, who passed away in 2005. Recalling advice his dad gave him, the royal shared, “Trust very few people outside of your staff or your close circle and to constantly question yourself and think ‘Is this the right way to go and is this the right attitude’ and to always try to get a second opinion.”
VIEW GALLERY Prince Albert previously revealed that his father told him to trust few people outside of his circle Photo: Michel Dufour/WireImage
Charlene’s husband admitted that his father was “demanding.” Albert explained, “[He] wanted me to do the right thing. He felt a responsibility to bring me along to where I’d be ready to take over but I think — I can’t say that he was hard but he was demanding and it’s probably when I needed it at a certain period of time.”