Albert II, Prince of Monaco

Prince of Monaco


Albert II (born 14 March 1958[1]), is the current Sovereign Prince 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
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 66)
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Spouse
(m. 2011)
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

Legitimate children

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Prince Albert and his wife, Charlene, had twins:

  1. Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès (born 10 December 2014)
  2. Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco (born 10 December 2014); heir to the throne of Monaco.

Health

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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]

Titles and styles

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Ancestry

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References

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  1. "Biography - Prince's Palace of Monaco". Archived from the original on 15 November 2013. 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.