Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi (Monaco, 14 maart 1958) is het hoofd van het Huis Grimaldi en vorst van Monaco.Hij is de zoon van vorst Reinier III van Monaco en de Amerikaanse actrice Grace Kelly.Zijn zussen zijn prinses Caroline en prinses Stéphanie van Monaco.. Prins Albert geldt als een van de rijksten onder regerende vorsten ter wereld. Albert Alexandre Pere Grimaldi, SM Albert II, Príncep Sobirà de Mònaco (Mònaco, 14 de març de 1958), és l'actual Príncep de Mònaco. This article was most recently revised and updated by, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Albert-II-prince-de-Monaco, Palais Princier de Monaco - H.S.H. Dans notre esprit s’est gravé le récit de son chemin singulier. At college in Amherst, MA up to 1981, he was a political science major. Prince Albert II studied political science, economics, psychology, English literature, the history of art, anthropology, geology, philosophy, sociology, German and music at Amherst College, Massachusetts, in the United States. Created at the beginning of the century on the initiative of Prince Albert I, the CIESM is an intergovernmental body with 23 member states, 20 of which are located along the Mediterranean coast. In April 2006, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco was appointed Commander of the Ordre National du Mérite Maritime, 1st March 2016 : H.S.H. La 6 aprilie 2005, Prințul Rainier al III-lea a murit iar Prințul Albert a devenit Prinț Suveran de Monaco sub numele de Albert al II-lea. During the summer of 1979, H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock engaged - official portrait In Monte Carlo, monaco On June 23, 2010. Marié heureux, le prince Albert II de Monaco est aussi le père de quatre enfants. the Prince set up the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation dedicated to protecting the environment. He is known as Prince Albert II. Caution : in order to proper function, this website requires javascript to be enabled. creation of the legal status of Limited Liability Company. Albert is the second child of Princess Grace — formerly Grace Kelly — and Prince Rainier of Monaco. The wedding between Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and Charlene Wittstock took place in Monaco. Prince Albert II of Monaco received the distinction of Membre de la Légion de Marathon, 27th March 2017:  H.S.H. y está casado con la sudafricana Charlene Wittstock, hoy princesa Charlene de Mónaco. 1977 to 1981: H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia in ecology of the sea, from the University of Palermo (Sicilia), 6th March 2018 : H.S.H. In 1994 he became chair of Monaco’s Olympic committee. Prince Albert has travelled all over the world including visits to France, Italy, the United States, Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and China. He was the only son of Rainier III, prince of Monaco, and Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco), a former actress. Prince Albert II trained on board the French Navy's helicopter-carrier "Jeanne d'Arc", with the rank of Ship-of-the-Line Ensign (2nd class). Alberto II (Mónaco, 14 de março de 1958), é o chefe da Casa de Grimaldi e, desde 2005, o príncipe soberano do principado do Mónaco. the strengthening of the judicial protection of individuals, their personal data and their private life, as part of the exponential growth in new technologies. The couple had twins, Jacques Honoré Rainier and Gabriella Thérèse Marie, on December 10, 2014. He is committed to a policy of developing facilities and conducting major works, enabling in particular the construction of a new hospital (the Princess Grace General Hospital), the creation of community facilities (hotel school, new secondary school) on "abandoned" railway tracks and the launch of many operations, accommodating social housing and offices. Prince Albert II de Monaco. Since 2007, He is Patron of the International Organization Peace & Sport " l'Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport" and  Patron of the World Olympians Association since 2011. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository English: Albert II, Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi; born 14 March 1958), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the current ruler of the Principality of Monaco. Prince Albert II of Monaco Net Worth: Prince Albert II is the reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco, and head of the Princely House of Grimaldi, which has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. Prince Albert II graduated in political science. He is Honorary President of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon and the International Athletics Foundation. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with their month-old twins, Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainier, 2015. 20th October 2009: HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Teddy Roosevelt Medal at the United States Congress in Washington. He visited a large number of scientific stations and rejoined the South Pole in the company of the explorer Mike Horn. Le prince Albert a accepté d'être suivi par des caméras pendant 8 mois, durant toutes ses activités et aux 4 coins du monde. Albert II’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Katherine Majer (the daughter of Carl Majer/Maier and Margaretha Berg). Marking the 20th anniversary of the death of the … introduction of the offence of tax fraud into Monegasque criminal law. They made a film of this journey "Antarctique 2009, Terre en Alerte" [Antarctic 2009, Earth on Alert] which was presented to the Principality's inhabitants in April 2009. H.S.H. January 1983 to late 1985: training courses with various international groups in the United States and Europe in the fields of communication, financial management and marketing ("Morgan Guaranty Trust", in New York, "Moët-Hennesy", in Paris, "Rogers & Wells" law firm,"Wells Rich and Greene" in New York. Prince Albert II of Monaco was appointed Grand Croix of the National Order of Mali, 17th February 2012: H.S.H. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Rainier Grimaldi (* 14. It encourages sustainable and fair management of natural resources and places man at the centre of its projects. On 12th July 2005, at the end of the period of official mourning, the Prince's accession to the throne was celebrated. Prinz Albert II von Monaco - Monaco Monte-Carlo. He did so amid controversy, as days earlier he publicly acknowledged that he had fathered a son out of wedlock. the Prince of Monaco. Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia from the State University of Moldavia, 9th October 2017: H.S.H. His Serene Highness Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, was born on March 14th, 1958. Corrections? Its objectives are to promote multilateral international research and facilitate the exchange of information, in particular between countries on the north and south sides of the Mediterranean Sea. 20th September 1996: H.S.H. Discover the history of the Palace and the Grimaldi family. 21st October 2010: H.S.H. Prince Albert II, Head of the Monegasque delegation, chairs this Commission. The Salle du Canton in Monaco is set to be renamed “Espace Léo Ferré’ in honour of one of the Principality's greatest artists. Albert II’s grandmother Margaret was born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, U.S. Carl was born in Schloss Helmsdorf, Wurttemberg, Germany, the son of Johann Christian Karl Majer and Luise Wilhelmine Mathilde Adam, both from Tubingen. Albert II, prince of Monaco, in full Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi, prince of Monaco, (born March 14, 1958, Monaco), 32nd hereditary ruler of the principality of Monaco (2005– ). Another amendment included female siblings and their legitimate heirs in the line of succession, easing concerns of Monaco’s future in the event that Albert, who had two sisters (Caroline and Stéphanie), did not produce a rightful heir. 1976: H.S.H. the introduction and regulation of custody, the establishment of a judicial system for telephone taps, the restructuring and rationalisation of temporary detention procedures and the reorganisation of the in absentia procedure. 30th May 1981: H.S.H. Jazmin Grimaldi, 28, has penned an emotional Instagram post revealing she has tested positive for Covid-19 - four months after her father, Prince Albert II of Monaco… Coronavirus : la fille d’Albert II de Monaco, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, hospitalisée Elle provoque l’inquiétude au sein de sa famille, la fille du Prince Albert de Monaco a révélé être hospitalisée, quelques semaines après avoir annoncé être atteinte du coronavirus. Prince Albert II of Monaco was made an Honorary Member of the Ligurian Academy of Science and Letters and of the Italian Geographical society. Deux d'entre eux, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi et Alexandre Coste, vivent dans l'ombre de la famille princière. Since 28th May 1993, the Prince has led the Monegasque delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations. His Highness is currently a reserve Lieutenant Commander. 19th June 2009: H.S.H. Alberto II, nome completo Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi (Monaco, 14 marzo 1958), è il principe di Monaco dal 6 aprile 2005.Prima di allora il suo titolo era quello di S.A.S. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale. Updates? In April 2005 Prince Rainier died, and Albert formally assumed the throne on July 12. He has been married to Princess Charlene of Monaco since July 1, 2011. Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia at The Portalis Law and Political Science Institute of Aix en Provence. In June 2006, H.S.H. És el segon fill i únic home de Rainier III de Mònaco i l'actriu estatunidenca, Grace Kelly.. Vida. Following his mother’s death in 1982, he became president of the Monaco Red Cross and was later involved with a number of charities and causes. April 2005 der regierende Fürst von Monaco und Oberhaupt der Familie Grimaldi. He represented his natio… Since 1984, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco was made an Honorary Member of the Geographical Society of Russia. Prince Albert of Monaco, Actor: One Man's Hero. An avid sportsman, he formed the Monegasque Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation in 1987 and, as a member of the principality’s bobsled team, was a five-time Olympian. A member of the International Olympic Committee since 1985, He is President of the Monegasque Olympic Committee. Prince Albert of Monaco was born on March 14, 1958 in Prince's Palace, Monaco as Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi. La sfârșitul celor trei luni de doliu pentru tatăl său, la 12 iulie 2005, la Catedrala Sfântul Nicolae a avut loc prima parte a investiturii sale, o masă prezidată de arhiepiscopul de Monaco care a marcat începutul domniei sale. In the field of Human Rights, during the first years of the reign of H.S.H. adoption of systems to combat money laundering, organised crime and corruption. Prince Albert II of Monaco was elevated to the rank of Grand Cross of the National Order of the Lion by the President of the Replublic of Senegal. Since the opening of the 48th Session in September 1993 in New York, His Highness has regularly taken the floor on behalf of the Principality of Monaco. am 6. At the 36th Plenary Assembly of the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM) held in the Principality from 21st to 28th September 2001, representatives of the member states unanimously elected Monaco to head the Commission. H.S.H. Prince Albert II obtained his baccalauréat "with distinction" at the end of his secondary school studies at Lycée Albert 1st in Monaco. De tous les souverains du xxi e siècle, Albert II de Monaco est sans doute celui dont nous nous sentons le plus proche, celui dont l’histoire nous paraît la plus familière. On July 1, 2011, Albert married Charlene Wittstock, a competitive swimmer from South Africa. He became a five-time Olympic bobsledder and in … The Foundation supports initiatives of public and private organizations, in the fields of research and studies, technological innovation and socially-aware practices. Albert II, Prince of Monaco, the diurnal South-western quadrant, consisting of the 7th, 8th and 9th houses, prevails in your chart: this sector brings about a thirst for communication and sometimes a need to take risks in your dealings with others. His Highness is the son of Prince Rainier III, Louis Henri-Maxence-Bertrand (31st May 1923 - 6th April 2005) and Princess Grace, née Kelly (Philadelphia, United States, 12th November 1929 - Monaco, 14th September 1982). Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia in Sciences and Techniques of navigation from the University of Naples "Parthénope". Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. In these countries he was received by the principal heads of State and political and economic leaders. Copyright © 2014 Prince's Palace of Monaco, The Cars Collection of H.S.H. With Simeón de Bulgaria, Régis Faucon, Thibaut Faucon, Prince Albert of Monaco. 1976 to 1977: familiarisation courses with different branches of the Principality's Government. The CIESM cooperates with 500 specialised institutes. In June 2006, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco decided to establish his Foundation to address our planet's alarming environmental situation. This journey was the opportunity for him to pay tribute to his great-great grandfather, Prince Albert I of Monaco, a pioneer of modern oceanography, who, in 1906, set out to Spitzberg, in the archipelago of Svalbard, the most successful of his four Arctic exploration campaigns.The trip also helped to raise the world's awareness of the planetary challenges which, in the short term, represent risks related to climate change and the dangers of industrial pollution. September 1981 - April 1982: H.S.H. introduction of the general principle of the criminal liability of people. Albert attended Amherst College (B.A., 1981) in Massachusetts and briefly served in the French navy. És un esportista, va participar en els Jocs Olímpics d'hivern, el 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998 i 2002 a les carreres de Bob. His Serene Highness Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, was born on March 14th, 1958. Alberto II de Mónaco (Mónaco, 14 de marzo de 1958) es el actual príncipe soberano de Mónaco, sucediendo a su padre Raniero III de Mónaco desde 2005.Su nombre completo es Alberto Alejandro Luis Pedro Grimaldi (en francés: Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi)? He is an actor, known for One Man's Hero (1999), Opéra de Monte-Carlo (2014) and Le Grand Rendez-Vous (2020). the introduction of the principle of freedom of association and different laws on the transfer of nationality aimed at perfect equality between men and women. Prince Albert had assisted his father in conducting the affairs of State. The royal family of Monaco is headed by Prince Albert II and his wife of eight years, Princess Charlene. Prince Albert II, several important legislative modifications emerged, in particular: HSH the Prince participated in five Olympic Games, from Calgary in 1988 to Salt Lake City in 2002, as a member of the national bobsleigh team. He was the only son of Rainier III, prince of Monaco, and Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco), a former actress. Omissions? At the 36th Plenary Assembly of the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM) held in the Principality from 21st to 28th September 2001, representatives of the member states unanimously elected Monaco to head the Commission. 22nd September 2010: H.S.H. At the same time, he receives credentials from over fifty countries which now maintain diplomatic relations with the Principality. Prince Albert toured Europe and the Middle East with the "Amherst College Glee Club" Choir. Prince Albert II, Head of … Prince Albert II received the distinction of Commander of the Order of the Academic Palms. Prince Albert II has proved to be particularly concerned with the Principality's economic development in a spirit of ethics and transparency. Prince Albert II of Monaco was appointed Grand Officier of the National Order of Burkina Faso, 8th December 2015: H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded in Monaco with the 2018 European Medal of Tolerance by the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR), 16th May 2018 : H.S.H. il Principe ereditario del Principato di Monaco e marchese di Baux; è stato reggente per un brevissimo periodo prima della morte del padre, dal 21 marzo al 6 aprile 2005. Albert II, né le 14 mars 1958 à Monaco, est le 14 et actuel prince souverain de Monaco depuis le 6 avril 2005. About Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock marrying in a religious ceremony on July 2, 2011. 16.7k Followers, 495 Following, 2,974 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from @hshprincealbertii Albert was also active in the International Olympic Committee, holding a number of positions. Prince Albert II. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II Civil status and distinctions. 26th October 2000: His Serene Highness was made an Honorary Professor of International Studies at Tarrant County College, Forth Worth, Texas. Ce mardi 18 août, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, la fille du prince Albert II de Monaco a révélé, sur Instagram, être hospitalisée des suites du Covid-19, un mois après avoir contracté le virus. H.S.H. Those children, however, were barred from inheriting the throne, for a 2002 constitutional amendment required the heir’s parents to be married. Prince Albert II succeeded his father, Prince Rainier III who died on 6h April 2005. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (PA2F) is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale. 2014 - Chairman of the IOC Sport and Environment Commission. the reaffirmation of the principle of freedom of expression for the media and the organisation of a system of responsibility within the respect of basic human rights and public order. He is also a member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee. Official website of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia from the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, 5th May 2017 : H.S.H. In January 2009, Prince Albert II of Monaco undertook a three week scientific journey in the Antarctic. É o único filho do príncipe Rainier III de Mônaco (1923-2005), a quem sucedeu, e de sua esposa, a atriz estadunidense Grace Kelly (1929-1982). Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi) was born on March 14th 1958 in the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. 29th March 2011: H.S.H. He learned banking on Wall Street in New York in 1983. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II Civil status and distinctions. März 1958 in Monaco) ist seit dem Tod seines Vaters Rainier III.