Prince Albert II of Monaco was appointed Grand Croix of the National Order of Mali, 17th February 2012: H.S.H. At college in Amherst, MA up to 1981, he was a political science major. 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. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. Official website of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. Directed by Thibaut Faucon. 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. His Highness is currently a reserve Lieutenant Commander. 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– ). Testé positif au coronavirus il y a quelques semaines, Albert II de Monaco va mieux. The only son and heir of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier, his mom died in an auto accident 9/14/1982. H.S.H. 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. Le prince Albert a accepté d'être suivi par des caméras pendant 8 mois, durant toutes ses activités et aux 4 coins du monde. In 2006 he established the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, focusing on environmental protection. Prince Albert II succeeded his father, Prince Rainier III who died on 6h April 2005. In the field of Human Rights, during the first years of the reign of H.S.H. Marié heureux, le prince Albert II de Monaco est aussi le père de quatre enfants. 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. September 1981 - April 1982: H.S.H. 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. Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Rainier Grimaldi (* 14. Prince Albert II de Monaco. Albert II, né le 14 mars 1958 à Monaco, est le 14 et actuel prince souverain de Monaco depuis le 6 avril 2005. 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– ). In these countries he was received by the principal heads of State and political and economic leaders. At the same time, he receives credentials from over fifty countries which now maintain diplomatic relations with the Principality. Prince Albert II, Head of … He was the only son of Rainier III, prince of Monaco, and Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco), a former actress. Prince Albert II graduated in political science. 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. 21st October 2010: H.S.H. His Serene Highness Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, was born on March 14th, 1958. 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). Marking the 20th anniversary of the death of the … 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. Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi) was born on March 14th 1958 in the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. Since 1984, H.S.H. Although Gabriella was born first, Jacques was made crown prince in accordance with Monaco’s rules of succession. On 5th October 2004, H.S.H. 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. 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. the Prince of Monaco. 22nd September 2010: 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… Prince Albert is committed to carrying out an exemplary policy in his country in terms of the environment, by favouring the development of public transport, ecological vehicles, renewable energies and high environmental quality buildings. Prince Albert II of Monaco was made an Honorary Member of the Geographical Society of Russia. 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. 2014 - Chairman of the IOC Sport and Environment Commission. H.S.H. H.S.H. 29th March 2011: H.S.H. In June 2006, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco decided to establish his Foundation to address our planet's alarming environmental situation. 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. In June 2006, H.S.H. 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). 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. Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University. Prince Albert II visited the North Pole by dog sled from the Russian base of Barneo 120 kilometres away. 1977 to 1981: H.S.H. A member of the International Olympic Committee since 1985, He is President of the Monegasque Olympic Committee. 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. the Prince presided over the delegation of Monaco in Strasbourg for the official ceremony of accession of the Principality to the Council of Europe as the 46th member state of that organisation. Various initiatives have been conducted with a view to promoting economic activity and making company operations more transparent while maintaining a high level of ethics: H.S.H. 1976: H.S.H. 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. Prince Albert II received the distinction of Commander of the Order of the Academic Palms. 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. He learned banking on Wall Street in New York in 1983. Prince Albert II. In 1994 he became chair of Monaco’s Olympic committee. 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). Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia in Sciences and Techniques of navigation from the University of Naples "Parthénope". 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. His official shortened title is His Serene … Prince Albert II has proved to be particularly concerned with the Principality's economic development in a spirit of ethics and transparency. The royal family of Monaco is headed by Prince Albert II and his wife of eight years, Princess Charlene. April 2005 der regierende Fürst von Monaco und Oberhaupt der Familie Grimaldi. Albert is the second child of Princess Grace — formerly Grace Kelly — and Prince Rainier of Monaco. 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. The wedding between Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and Charlene Wittstock took place in Monaco. És el segon fill i únic home de Rainier III de Mònaco i l'actriu estatunidenca, Grace Kelly.. Vida. Prince Albert of Monaco, Actor: One Man's Hero. 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. 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. The couple had twins, Jacques Honoré Rainier and Gabriella Thérèse Marie, on December 10, 2014. 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. Copyright © 2014 Prince's Palace of Monaco, The Cars Collection of H.S.H. As his father’s health began to decline in the early 21st century, Albert assumed greater royal responsibilities. Monaco royalty, who ascended to the the throne on July 12, 2005 in a ceremony scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM local time. Prinz Albert II von Monaco - Monaco Monte-Carlo. 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. In 2006 Albert publicly acknowledged that he had also fathered a daughter. H.S.H. H.S.H. Albert was also active in the International Olympic Committee, holding a number of positions. Updates? 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. He is an actor, known for One Man's Hero (1999), Opéra de Monte-Carlo (2014) and Le Grand Rendez-Vous (2020). Prince Albert II of Monaco was appointed Grand Officier of the National Order of Burkina Faso, 8th December 2015: H.S.H. In January 2009, Prince Albert II of Monaco undertook a three week scientific journey in the Antarctic. Prince Albert toured Europe and the Middle East with the "Amherst College Glee Club" Choir. The Foundation supports initiatives of public and private organizations, in the fields of research and studies, technological innovation and socially-aware practices. Corrections? 26th October 2000: His Serene Highness was made an Honorary Professor of International Studies at Tarrant County College, Forth Worth, Texas. He is known as Prince Albert II. Prince Albert II of Monaco was appointed Commander of the Ordre National du Mérite Maritime, 1st March 2016 : H.S.H. 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. In April 2006, H.S.H. With a shy, strong character, he shunned the limelight in his earlier years that his two sisters attracted. Albert II’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Katherine Majer (the daughter of Carl Majer/Maier and Margaretha Berg). the modernisation of the law on education (integration of handicapped children) and the increased protection of child rights. The Salle du Canton in Monaco is set to be renamed “Espace Léo Ferré’ in honour of one of the Principality's greatest artists. On 12th July 2005, at the end of the period of official mourning, the Prince's accession to the throne was celebrated. Prince Albert II, Head of the Monegasque delegation, chairs this Commission. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II Civil status and distinctions. 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. It supports the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions in three broad areas: climate change, water and biodiversity. Prince Albert II of Monaco received the distinction of Membre de la Légion de Marathon, 27th March 2017: H.S.H. Dans notre esprit s’est gravé le récit de son chemin singulier. Omissions? His Serene Highness Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, was born on March 14th, 1958. He was the only son of Rainier III, prince of Monaco, and Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco), a former actress. 19th June 2009: H.S.H. His degree was awarded to him in the presence of his parents, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace, and his sister, Princess Caroline. He is Honorary President of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon and the International Athletics Foundation. About Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi. the Prince set up the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation dedicated to protecting the environment. Albert attended Amherst College (B.A., 1981) in Massachusetts and briefly served in the French navy. 1976 to 1977: familiarisation courses with different branches of the Principality's Government. 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 of Monaco was born on March 14, 1958 in Prince's Palace, Monaco as Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi. He did so amid controversy, as days earlier he publicly acknowledged that he had fathered a son out of wedlock. introduction of the offence of tax fraud into Monegasque criminal law. the strengthening of the judicial protection of individuals, their personal data and their private life, as part of the exponential growth in new technologies. 23rd October 2009: HSH the Sovereign Prince was awarded the « Roger Revelle » prize at the University of California, San Diego. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). 13th February 2012: H.S.H. adoption of systems to combat money laundering, organised crime and corruption. 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. 19th October 2010: H.S.H. He represented his natio… Prince Albert had assisted his father in conducting the affairs of State. He has been married to Princess Charlene of Monaco since July 1, 2011. introduction of the general principle of the criminal liability of people. 20th September 1996: H.S.H. With Simeón de Bulgaria, Régis Faucon, Thibaut Faucon, Prince Albert of Monaco. 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. 30th May 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. am 6. creation of the legal status of Limited Liability Company. Prince Albert has travelled all over the world including visits to France, Italy, the United States, Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and China. 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. 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. The CIESM cooperates with 500 specialised institutes. 6th November 2009: H.S.H. 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. He is also a member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee. It encourages sustainable and fair management of natural resources and places man at the centre of its projects. März 1958 in Monaco) ist seit dem Tod seines Vaters Rainier III. 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. On July 1, 2011, Albert married Charlene Wittstock, a competitive swimmer from South Africa. Relations are a factor of your evolution and your transformation, which you accept serenely. Deux d'entre eux, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi et Alexandre Coste, vivent dans l'ombre de la famille princière. 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. 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 of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia at The Portalis Law and Political Science Institute of Aix en Provence. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock marrying in a religious ceremony on July 2, 2011. Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia from the State University of Moldavia, 9th October 2017: H.S.H. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica.