The Jerusalem Post reports that former president Shimon Peres awarded the Friends of Zion Award to His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, crown prince of Monaco.
By all accounts, he was still serene as he accepted the award.
The award is presented by the Friends of Zion Heritage Center, which operates a museum in Jerusalem and is part of a global initiative of building a bridge to millions of friends of the Jewish state worldwide to counter BDS and anti-Semitism.
Albert was bestowed the award on Friday as part of his activities as a significant voice for strengthening world support for Israel and the Jewish people.
“I speak for the Grimaldi house when I say here how proud and privileged I feel to accept this award as a symbol of the strong relations between Israel and Monaco.
It is an honor to have you as our guests,” Albert said at the ceremony.
I have to admit I had no idea the royals of Monaco were such supporters of Israel.
Nor that Basil Fawlty was involved.