Monaco’s ruling prince is Prince Albert II. Prince Albert II is also the head of the Grimaldi princely family. He recently tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that is triggering a global pandemic. Despite his sickness, the prince is doing fine and works from his private residence’s office.
|Full Name||Albert Grimaldi|
|Born Date||14 Mar 1958|
|Lucky Color||Sea Green|
|Best Match for Marriage||Cancer, Scorpio|
|Profession||Prince of Monaco, Politician|
|Married Date||July 1, 2011|
|Wife||Charlene, Princess of Monaco|
|Height||5 ft 11 inch|
|Net worth||$50 million|
|Birth Place||Prince’s Palace of Monaco|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts degree in political science (Amherst College)|
|Father||Rainier III, Prince of Monaco|
|Siblings||Two (Caroline, Princess of Hanover; Princess Stephanie of Monaco)|
|Kids||Four (Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, Alexandre Grimaldi-Coste, Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco; Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès)|
Prince Albert II Biography
Prince Albert II was born on March 14, 1958, in Monaco’s Prince’s Palace. And he is now 62 years old. On 20 April 1958, he was baptized in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Monaco by Monsignor Jean Delay, archbishop of Marseille, before being unveiled to the citizens of Monaco on the balcony of the Palace. Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, is his boss, and Grace Kelly, an American actress, is his girlfriend.
The Prince is of Italian, Irish, British, American, German, French, Mexican, Belgian, and Monaco descent. Furthermore, the prince is of American-Monegasque descent. However, in his early twenties, he renounced his American citizenship.
Height, Weight & Body Measurement
Prince Albert II stands at 5 foot 11 inches long. He weighs around 187 pounds or 85 kilograms. Aside from that, the prince has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Prince Albert II Net Worth
His estimated net worth is $50 million.
Cross country, javelin tossing, handball, judo, diving, golf, rowing, sailing, skiing, squash, and fencing were among the activities Prince Albert II enjoyed. The prince is also a supporter of AS Monaco, Monaco’s football club. In addition, Prince Albert represented Monaco in the bobsleigh at five straight Winter Olympics, competing in both the two-man and four-man competitions.
He also took part in the Paris–Dakar Rally in 1985 but did not complete it. He also earned a black belt in judo. Furthermore, on March 31, 2005, Monaco’s Crown Council passes regency to Prince Albert, the heir to the throne, stating that Prince Rainier will no longer carry out his duties as a ruler. Prince Rainier III dies of organ failure on April 6, 2005, and Prince Albert becomes Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco.
Furthermore, section one of the formal investiture as Monaco’s monarch is Mass at St. Nicholas Cathedral on July 12, 2005. This represented the culmination of Prince Rainier’s time of mourning. Part two of the formal investiture is the enthronement service at St. Nicholas Cathedral on November 17, 2005.
In addition, on April 16, 2006, the prince traveled to the North Pole by dogsled to raise awareness of global warming. On March 2, 2007, the prince will preside over the opening ceremonies of the International Polar Year, a study initiative focusing on the Polar Regions that will include 50,000 scientists from 63 nations. Similarly, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) called the Prince of Monaco “Champions of the Earth” on January 28, 2008. Albert II won the UNEP award on April 22, 2008, which acknowledges persons who demonstrate exceptional leadership on environmental concerns. The prince then conducts exploration to the South Pole, assessing the effect of climate change on Antarctica along the way, from January 5 to 14, 2009. He is the first president to have crossed both poles. In addition, in October 2013, the prince loaned items from his private set of Olympic torches to the Russian Olympic Torch Show. On October 7, 2013, the prince will be one of the first torchbearers for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Similarly, on December 14, 2015, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presents Prince Albert with the 2015 Global Advocate Award for his service on climate change science and environmental protection initiatives. After, in October 2016, the prince purchases his mother’s childhood home in Philadelphia, with the aim of converting it into a museum or foundation office.
Prince Albert II Wife, Marriage
Prince Albert married former South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock on July 1, 2011. They declared their engagement on June 23, 2010, but were seen together at multiple activities prior to the announcement. They were first seen together on February 10, 2006. It happened as Wittstock followed Prince Albert to the Torino Olympics opening ceremony. They have also participated in a number of official functions. Prior to their engagement declaration, the couple attended Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling’s wedding in Stockholm. The Royal wedding was just four days until they announced their engagement. They also witnessed the Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011.
The Royal Wedding of Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock lasted two days. The first was the legal marriage ceremony, which took place on July 1, 2011. Another example was the religious service on July 2, 2011.