Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi, prince souverain MP

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Location: Monaco, Monaco
Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Palais de Monaco, Monaco
Managed by: Bjørn P. Brox
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About Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi, prince souverain

Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi) born 14 March 1958 at Palais Princier, Monaco

Children of Albert II and Tamara Jean Rotolo:

  1. Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, born March 4, 1992.

Children of Albert II and Nicole Valérie Coste:

  1. Alexandre Éric Stéphane Tossoukpé, born August 24, 2003 .

Albert II is the son of Rainier III Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco and Grace Kelly

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Biography

Albert II is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the current ruler of the Principality of Monaco. He is the son of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and the American actress Grace Kelly. His sisters are Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco.

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Albert II Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco's Timeline

1958
March 14, 1958
Monaco

101 guns announced the birth of Prince Albert

1965
February 1, 1965
Age 6
Monaco, Monaco
1977
1977
- 1981
Age 18
Massachusetts, United States
1977
- 1981
Age 18
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
1978
June 28, 1978
Age 20
Monte Carlo, Monaco
1982
September 18, 1982
Age 24
Grimaldi family vault; Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Princess Grace was buried in the Grimaldi family vault on September 18, 1982, after a requiem mass in Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco. Prince Rainier, who never remarried after Kelly's death, was buried alongside her following his death in 2005. The 400 guests at the service included representatives of foreign governments and of present and past European royal houses, as well as several veteran US film stars. Nearly 100 million people worldwide watched her funeral.

In his eulogy, James Stewart said: "You know, I just love Grace Kelly. Not because she was a princess, not because she was an actress, not because she was my friend, but because she was just about the nicest lady I ever met. Grace brought into my life as she brought into yours, a soft, warm light every time I saw her, and every time I saw her was a holiday of its own. No question, I'll miss her, we'll all miss her, God bless you, Princess Grace."

2005
April 15, 2005
Age 47
Monaco

Below a golden crown, Prince Rainier III was given a tearful farewell Friday April 15th, 2005 at a funeral in Monaco's cathedral, closing a fairy tale that started nearly 50 years ago with his marriage in the same spot to Hollywood beauty Grace Kelly

The fabled Monte Carlo casino was closed, as were other businesses, and security was tight as the funeral attracted more than half a dozen heads of state and other dignitaries from some 60 countries. They included French President Jacques Chirac, Irish President Mary McAleese, Belgium's King Albert II, Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia and royalty from Sweden, Luxembourg and elsewhere.

The cathedral later was closed to the public for Rainier's burial in the family crypt alongside his beloved Princess Grace at a private service Friday night. She died in a car crash in 1982, and Rainier never remarried.

Their children — son and heir Prince Albert II, and Princesses Caroline and Stephanie — blinked back tears during the Mass as Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" mournfully echoed through the 19th cathedral that overlooks the sea.

Rainier was Europe's longest-serving monarch. The royals, nobles and other VIPs who flew in for the funeral underscored how he helped overcome Monaco's reputation as a "sunny place for shady people" and a haven for tax evasion, money-laundering and gambling, and oversaw its modernization.

In his eulogy at the Mass, Archbishop Bernard Barsi said Rainier was affectionately known as the "builder prince" who oversaw a 20 percent expansion in Monaco's territory by land reclamation from the sea. It still remains, however, no bigger than New York City's Central Park.

"For all of us, the prince was, of course, the sovereign, but he was also a friend, a member of the family," Barsi said. "His family cries for him."

But it was Rainier's 1956 marriage to Kelly that became Monaco's true claim to fame.

The archbishop said they were "an exceptional couple, united by the heart and spirit" and that Rainier bore "with dignity the terrible ordeal of the brutal death of his wife."

"We are convinced that those who were united here below by the fidelity of their conjugal love are forever united in the fullness of God's love," he said.

2010
June 23, 2010
Age 52