albert ii prince of monaco
Albert II
 Albert II Prince of Monaco
Prince of Monaco
Reign 6 April 2005 – present
Predecessor Rainier III
Heir apparent Jacques
Prince Regent of Monaco
Regency 31 March 2005 – 6 April 2005
Monarch Rainier III
Born 14 March 1958 (age 57)
Prince’s Palace, Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Spouse Charlene Wittstock(m. 2011)
Issue Legitimate:
Princess Gabriella
Prince Jacques
Jazmin Grace Grimaldi
Alexandre Coste
House Grimaldi
Father Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
Mother Grace Kelly
Religion Roman Catholicism
Signature  Albert II Prince of Monaco signature


H.S.H. Ruler Albert, Alexandre, Louis, Pierre, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, was conceived on 14 March 1958.

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His Highness is the child of Prince Rainier III, Louis Henri-Maxence-Bertrand (31st May 1923 – sixth April 2005) and Princess Grace, née Kelly (Philadelphia, United States, twelfth November 1929 – Monaco, fourteenth September 1982).

H.S.H. Ruler Albert II succeeded his dad, Prince Rainier III who kicked the bucket on 6h April 2005. On twelfth July 2005, toward the end of the time of authority grieving, the Prince’s increase to the throne was praised.

Since 1984, H.S.H. Sovereign Albert had helped his dad in directing the undertakings of State.

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1976: H.S.H. Sovereign Albert II acquired his baccalauréat “with unique excellence” toward the end of his auxiliary school learns at Lycée Albert first in Monaco.

1976 to 1977: acquaintance courses with diverse branches of the Principality’s Government.

1977 to 1981: H.S.H. Sovereign Albert II concentrated on political science, financial aspects, brain research, English writing, the historical backdrop of workmanship, human studies, topography, logic, humanism, German and music at Amherst College, Massachusetts, in the United States.

Amid the late spring of 1979, H.S.H. Sovereign Albert visited Europe and the Middle East with the “Amherst College Glee Club” Choir.

30th May 1981: H.S.H. Sovereign Albert II graduated in political science. His degree was granted to him in the vicinity of his guardians, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace, and his sister, Princess Caroline.

September 1981 – April 1982: H.S.H. Sovereign Albert II prepared on board the French Navy’s helicopter-bearer “Jeanne d’Arc”, with the rank of Ship-of-the-Line Ensign (second class). His Highness is right now a store Lieutenant Commander.

January 1983 to late 1985: instructional classes with different universal gatherings in the United States and Europe in the fields of correspondence, money related administration and promoting (“Morgan Guaranty Trust”, in New York, “Moët-Hennesy”, in Paris, “Rogers and Wells” law firm,”Wells Rich and Greene” in New York.

twentieth September 1996: H.S.H. Sovereign Albert II got an Honorary Doctorate in theory from the Pontifical University of Maynooth in Ireland.

26th October 2000: His Serene Highness was made an Honorary Professor of International Studies at Tarrant County College, Forth Worth, Texas.

nineteenth June 2009: H.S.H. Sovereign Albert II got the refinement of Commander of the Order of the Academic Palms.

twentieth October 2009: HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco was granted The Teddy Roosevelt Medal at the United States Congress in Washington.

23rd October 2009: HSH the Sovereign Prince was granted the « Roger Revelle » prize at the University of California, San Diego.

sixth November 2009: H.S.H. Sovereign Albert II of Monaco was recompensed The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University.

22nd September 2010: H.S.H. Sovereign Albert II of Monaco was made an Honorary Member of the Geographical Society of Russia.

nineteenth October 2010: H.S.H. Sovereign Albert II of Monaco was made an Honorary Member of the Ligurian Academy of Science and Letters and of the Italian Geographical society.

21st October 2010: H.S.H. Ruler Albert II of Monaco was hoisted to the rank of Grand Cross of the National Order of the Lion by the President of the Replublic of Senegal.

29th March 2011: H.S.H. Ruler Albert II of Monaco was granted The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia at The Portalis Law and Political Science Institute of Aix en Provence.


H.S.H. Ruler Albert has voyage everywhere throughout the world including visits to France, Italy, the United States, Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and China. In these nations he was gotten by the essential heads of State and political and financial pioneers.

In the meantime, he gets certifications from more than fifty nations which now keep up political relations with the Principality.

Since 28th May 1993, the Prince has driven the Monegasque designation to the General Assembly of the United Nations. Since the opening of the 48th Session in September 1993 in New York, His Highness has frequently taken the floor for the benefit of the Principality of Monaco.

At the 36th Plenary Assembly of the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM) held in the Principality from 21st to 28th September 2001, delegates of the part states consistently chose Monaco to head the Commission. H.S.H. Ruler Albert II, Head of the Monegasque appointment, seats this Commission.

Made toward the start of the century on the activity of Prince Albert I, the CIESM is an intergovernmental body with 23 part states, 20 of which are situated along the Mediterranean coast. Its targets are to advance multilateral universal research and encourage the trading of data, specifically between nations on the north and south sides of the Mediterranean Sea. The CIESM participates with 500 particular foundations.

On fifth October 2004, H.S.H. the Prince directed the assignment of Monaco in Strasbourg for the official function of promotion of the Principality to the Council of Europe as the 46th part condition of that association.

In April 2006, H.S.H. Sovereign Albert II went to the North Pole by puppy sled from the Russian base of Barneo 120 kilometers away. This excursion was the open door for him to pay tribute to his awesome incredible granddad, Prince Albert I of Monaco, a pioneer of cutting edge oceanography, who, in 1906, set out to Spitzberg, in the archipelago of Svalbard, the best of his four Arctic investigation campaigns.The trip likewise raised the world’s familiarity with the planetary difficulties which, in the short term, speak to dangers identified with environmental change and the risks of modern contamination.

In June 2006, H.S.H. the Prince set up the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation devoted to securing the earth. It supports feasible and reasonable administration of regular assets and spots man at the focal point of its activities. It bolsters the usage of imaginative and moral arrangements in three expansive territories: environmental change, water and biodiversity.

In January 2009, Prince Albert II of Monaco embraced a three week investigative voyage in the Antarctic. He went to an expansive number of experimental stations and rejoined the South Pole in the organization of the adventurer Mike Horn. They made a film of this trip “Antarctique 2009, Terre en Alerte” [Antarctic 2009, Earth on Alert] which was exhibited to the Principality’s tenants in April 2009.


H.S.H. Ruler Albert II has ended up being especially worried with the Principality’s monetary advancement in a soul of morals and straightforwardness. He is focused on an arrangement of creating offices and leading significant works, empowering specifically the development of another clinic (the Princess Grace General Hospital), the production of group offices (lodging school, new optional school) on “surrendered” railroad tracks and the dispatch of numerous operations, obliging social lodging and workplaces.

Different activities have been directed with a perspective to advancing monetary movement and making organization operations more straightforward while keeping up an abnormal state of morals:

  • production of the legitimate status of Limited Liability Company,
  • presentation of the offense of expense extortion into Monegasque criminal law,
  • presentation of the general rule of the criminal obligation of individuals,
  • reception of frameworks to battle IRS evasion, sorted out wrongdoing and defilement.

H.S.H. Ruler Albert is focused on doing an excellent approach in his nation as far as the earth, by favoring the advancement of open transport, biological vehicles, renewable energies and high natural quality structures.

In the field of Human Rights, amid the first years of the rule of H.S.H. Ruler Albert II, a few vital authoritative adjustments rose, specifically:

  • the presentation and regulation of guardianship, the foundation of a legal framework for phone taps, the rebuilding and defense of brief detainment methods and the rearrangement of the in absentia strategy,
  • the reinforcing of the legal assurance of people, their own information and their private life, as a feature of the exponential development in new innovations,
  • the reaffirmation of the standard of flexibility of expression for the media and the association of an arrangement of obligation inside of the admiration of essential human rights and open request,
  • the modernisation of the law on instruction (reconciliation of incapacitated kids) and the expanded insurance of youngster rights,
  • the presentation of the standard of flexibility of affiliation and distinctive laws on the exchange of nationality went for impeccable correspondence in the middle of men and ladies.


HSH the Prince took an interest in five Olympic Games, from Calgary in 1988 to Salt Lake City in 2002, as an individual from the national bobsleigh group. An individual from the International Olympic Committee since 1985, He is President of the Monegasque Olympic Committee.

Albert II is Honorary President of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon and the International Athletics Foundation.

He is additionally an individual from the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee.

Since 2007, Albert II is Patron of the International Organization Peace and Sport ” l’Organisation pour la Paix standard le Sport” and Patron of the World Olympians Association since 2011

2014 – Chairman of the IOC Sport and Environment Commission.

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