Albert II, Prince of Monaco

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

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

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

Titles and styles

Albert has held two positions:

  • 14 March 1958 – 6 April 2005: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux.
  • 6 April 2005 – 10 December 2014: His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux.
  • 10 December 2014 – present: His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco.

Legitimate children

Prince Albert and his wife Charlene had twins:

  1. Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès. (10 December 2014 - present day) Born before her brother she was given the title of Hereditary Princess of Monaco however he was born three minutes after her so she therefore lost the title to him. Her father subsequently made her "Countess of Carladès".
  2. Prince Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco. Heir to the throne of Monaco. (10 December 2014 - present day)



  1. "Biography - Prince's Palace of Monaco". Retrieved 28 January 2013.