Albert II, Prince of Monaco

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 60)
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

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.
Other Languages
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Альбэр II (князь Манака)
Bikol Central: Prinsipe Alberto II
български: Албер II (Монако)
فارسی: آلبرت دوم
հայերեն: Ալբեր II
Bahasa Indonesia: Albert II dari Monako
latviešu: Albērs II
norsk nynorsk: Albert II av Monaco
slovenčina: Albert II. (Monako)
slovenščina: Albert II. Grimaldi
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Albert II, knez od Monaka