VIDEO: Prince Albert of Monaco given honorary doctorate by Plymouth University
PRINCE Albert II of Monaco has been honoured for his commitment to the marine environment with an honorary doctorate from Plymouth University.
Prince Albert was presented with an honorary doctorate of marine science at a special ceremony today during a visit to the campus.
As part of the trip,the prince took a tour of the University’s £19 million marine building for a demonstration of its advanced wave tanks, used for testing marine-based renewable energy devices and simulating coastlines and flood defences. He also met some of the researchers in the Marine Institute that he’s helped fund through his Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which is dedicated to protecting the environment.
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Professor Wendy Purcell, Vice-Chancellor and President, who presented the doctorate, said: “We were delighted to welcome HSH Prince Albert II to Plymouth University and showcase our world-leading excellence in marine and maritime research and education. The Prince is passionate about the marine environment and shares with the University a restless endeavour to address some of the grand challenges of the day.”
Prince Albert II is the second royal recipient of an honorary Marine Science doctorate in the space of 12 months, following the award to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, when he opened the Marine Building last October.