Albert II, Prince of Monaco

Prince of Monaco

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco (born 14 March 1958[1]) is the ruler of Monaco. He became ruler after his father Prince Ranier III died in April 2005. He is the only son and the middle of three children of Rainer and his wife Grace Kelly.

Albert II
The Prince of Monaco in 2013.jpg
Prince of Monaco
Reign6 April 2005 – present
PredecessorRainier III
Heir apparentJacques
Regent
Regency31 March 2005 – 6 April 2005
Born (1958-03-14) 14 March 1958 (age 62)
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
SpouseCharlene Wittstock (2011–present)
IssueLegitimate:
Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès
Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco

Illegitimate:
Jazmin Grace Grimaldi
Alexandre Coste
Full name
Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi
HouseHouse of Grimaldi
FatherRainier III, Prince of Monaco
MotherGrace Kelly
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureAlbert II's signature

Titles and stylesEdit

Albert has held three positions:

Legitimate childrenEdit

Prince Albert and his wife Charlene had twins:

  1. Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès. (10 December 2014–present)
  2. Prince Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco. Heir to the throne of Monaco. (10 December 2014–present)

HealthEdit

On 19 March 2020, amid the large-scale outbreak of COVID-19, it was officially announced that Albert II had tested positive.[2] This made Albert II the first monarch and head of state to have tested positive for COVID-19.[3] On 31 March, it was announced that he had made a full recovery.[4]

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Biography - Prince's Palace of Monaco". Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  2. "Prince Albert of Monaco tests positive for COVID-19 coronavirus" euronews, 19 March 2020
  3. Mack, David (19 March 2020). "Prince Albert II Of Monaco Is The First Head Of State To Announce A COVID-19 Diagnosis". Buzzfeed News. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  4. "JazminGraceGrimaldi on Instagram: "Bravo! Prayers have been answered and my Father has announced he is healed and healthy from the devastating Corona Virus! He is now free to…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-04-01.