Prince Albert has travelled all over the world including visits to France, Italy, the United States, Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and China. 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. Corrections? Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University. In 2006 he established the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, focusing on environmental protection. In June 2006, H.S.H. He is Honorary President of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon and the International Athletics Foundation. Prince Albert of Monaco, Actor: One Man's Hero. Prince Albert had assisted his father in conducting the affairs of State. Prince Albert II. In April 2006, H.S.H. He did so amid controversy, as days earlier he publicly acknowledged that he had fathered a son out of wedlock. On July 1, 2011, Albert married Charlene Wittstock, a competitive swimmer from South Africa. 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. Prince Albert II of Monaco received the distinction of Membre de la Légion de Marathon, 27th March 2017:  H.S.H. 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. Albert is the second child of Princess Grace — formerly Grace Kelly — and Prince Rainier of Monaco. 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. In these countries he was received by the principal heads of State and political and economic leaders. H.S.H. Directed by Thibaut Faucon. 6th November 2009: H.S.H. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. 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. 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). Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. Prinz Albert II von Monaco - Monaco Monte-Carlo. 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. Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi) was born on March 14th 1958 in the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. adoption of systems to combat money laundering, organised crime and corruption. In 1994 he became chair of Monaco’s Olympic committee. September 1981 - April 1982: H.S.H. A member of the International Olympic Committee since 1985, He is President of the Monegasque Olympic Committee. 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. 1976 to 1977: familiarisation courses with different branches of the Principality's Government. He represented his natio… 1976: H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia from the State University of Moldavia, 9th October 2017: H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock marrying in a religious ceremony on July 2, 2011. Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Rainier Grimaldi (* 14. Albert was also active in the International Olympic Committee, holding a number of positions. 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. Prince Albert II has proved to be particularly concerned with the Principality's economic development in a spirit of ethics and transparency. Since 28th May 1993, the Prince has led the Monegasque delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations. És un esportista, va participar en els Jocs Olímpics d'hivern, el 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998 i 2002 a les carreres de Bob. His Highness is currently a reserve Lieutenant Commander. Dans notre esprit s’est gravé le récit de son chemin singulier. 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. The couple had twins, Jacques Honoré Rainier and Gabriella Thérèse Marie, on December 10, 2014. He learned banking on Wall Street in New York in 1983. Relations are a factor of your evolution and your transformation, which you accept serenely. 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, 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. During the summer of 1979, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia at The Portalis Law and Political Science Institute of Aix en Provence. 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. Prince Albert II, Head of the Monegasque delegation, chairs this Commission. He has been married to Princess Charlene of Monaco since July 1, 2011. the Prince of Monaco. 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. Marié heureux, le prince Albert II de Monaco est aussi le père de quatre enfants. Testé positif au coronavirus il y a quelques semaines, Albert II de Monaco va mieux. the modernisation of the law on education (integration of handicapped children) and the increased protection of child rights. 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. the strengthening of the judicial protection of individuals, their personal data and their private life, as part of the exponential growth in new technologies. 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. 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). 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. At the same time, he receives credentials from over fifty countries which now maintain diplomatic relations with the Principality. Prince Albert II of Monaco was made an Honorary Member of the Ligurian Academy of Science and Letters and of the Italian Geographical society. introduction of the general principle of the criminal liability of people. H.S.H. 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. 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. 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 de Monaco. am 6. 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). Although Gabriella was born first, Jacques was made crown prince in accordance with Monaco’s rules of succession. The Salle du Canton in Monaco is set to be renamed “Espace Léo Ferré’ in honour of one of the Principality's greatest artists. He is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the ruler of the Principality of Monaco. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II Civil status and distinctions. 22nd September 2010: H.S.H. As his father’s health began to decline in the early 21st century, Albert assumed greater royal responsibilities. 21st October 2010: H.S.H. Le prince Albert a accepté d'être suivi par des caméras pendant 8 mois, durant toutes ses activités et aux 4 coins du monde. Updates? 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. H.S.H. Prince Albert II received an Honorary Doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical University of Maynooth in Ireland. The Foundation supports initiatives of public and private organizations, in the fields of research and studies, technological innovation and socially-aware practices. The wedding between Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and Charlene Wittstock took place in Monaco. Prince Albert II, Head of … Official website of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. In April 2005 Prince Rainier died, and Albert formally assumed the throne on July 12. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II Civil status and distinctions. 1977 to 1981: 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. Albert II’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Katherine Majer (the daughter of Carl Majer/Maier and Margaretha Berg). Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock engaged - official portrait In Monte Carlo, monaco On June 23, 2010. On 5th October 2004, H.S.H. Prince Albert toured Europe and the Middle East with the "Amherst College Glee Club" Choir. És el segon fill i únic home de Rainier III de Mònaco i l'actriu estatunidenca, Grace Kelly.. Vida. His Serene Highness Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, was born on March 14th, 1958. Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Docteur Honoris Causa Insignia in Sciences and Techniques of navigation from the University of Naples "Parthénope". Those children, however, were barred from inheriting the throne, for a 2002 constitutional amendment required the heir’s parents to be married. His official shortened title is His Serene … 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. 23rd October 2009: HSH the Sovereign Prince was awarded the « Roger Revelle » prize at the University of California, San Diego. 20th September 1996: H.S.H. creation of the legal status of Limited Liability Company. He was the only son of Rainier III, prince of Monaco, and Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco), a former actress. the Prince set up the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation dedicated to protecting the environment. With Simeón de Bulgaria, Régis Faucon, Thibaut Faucon, Prince Albert of Monaco. 26th October 2000: His Serene Highness was made an Honorary Professor of International Studies at Tarrant County College, Forth Worth, Texas. In the field of Human Rights, during the first years of the reign of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco was born on March 14, 1958 in Prince's Palace, Monaco as Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi. 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. His degree was awarded to him in the presence of his parents, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace, and his sister, Princess Caroline. The royal family of Monaco is headed by Prince Albert II and his wife of eight years, Princess Charlene. Omissions? With a shy, strong character, he shunned the limelight in his earlier years that his two sisters attracted. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 30th May 1981: H.S.H. Albert attended Amherst College (B.A., 1981) in Massachusetts and briefly served in the French navy. Deux d'entre eux, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi et Alexandre Coste, vivent dans l'ombre de la famille princière. Copyright © 2014 Prince's Palace of Monaco, The Cars Collection of H.S.H. Since 1984, H.S.H. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco was appointed Commander of the Ordre National du Mérite Maritime, 1st March 2016 : H.S.H. 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. 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. On 12th July 2005, at the end of the period of official mourning, the Prince's accession to the throne was celebrated. 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 Geographical Society of Russia. 29th March 2011: H.S.H. März 1958 in Monaco) ist seit dem Tod seines Vaters Rainier III. 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, 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. 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. Prince Albert II obtained his baccalauréat "with distinction" at the end of his secondary school studies at Lycée Albert 1st in Monaco. It encourages sustainable and fair management of natural resources and places man at the centre of its projects. Prince Albert II graduated in political science. y está casado con la sudafricana Charlene Wittstock, hoy princesa Charlene de Mónaco. 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– ). Prince Albert II of Monaco was appointed Grand Officier of the National Order of Burkina Faso, 8th December 2015: H.S.H. 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. He is also a member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee. About Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi. 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. Discover the history of the Palace and the Grimaldi family. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with their month-old twins, Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainier, 2015. Prince Albert II of Monaco was appointed Grand Croix of the National Order of Mali, 17th February 2012: H.S.H. He is known as Prince Albert II. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. In January 2009, Prince Albert II of Monaco undertook a three week scientific journey in the Antarctic. April 2005 der regierende Fürst von Monaco und Oberhaupt der Familie Grimaldi. 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. 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. Marking the 20th anniversary of the death of the … 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. 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. Prince Albert II received the distinction of Commander of the Order of the Academic Palms. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). The CIESM cooperates with 500 specialised institutes. 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. 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. 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)? 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… 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. He became a five-time Olympic bobsledder and in … Albert Alexandre Pere Grimaldi, SM Albert II, Príncep Sobirà de Mònaco (Mònaco, 14 de març de 1958), és l'actual Príncep de Mònaco. The only son and heir of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier, his mom died in an auto accident 9/14/1982. Prince Albert II succeeded his father, Prince Rainier III who died on 6h April 2005. 16.7k Followers, 495 Following, 2,974 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from @hshprincealbertii 20th October 2009: HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco was awarded The Teddy Roosevelt Medal at the United States Congress in Washington. 13th February 2012: H.S.H. Albert II, né le 14 mars 1958 à Monaco, est le 14 et actuel prince souverain de Monaco depuis le 6 avril 2005. 2014 - Chairman of the IOC Sport and Environment Commission. His Serene Highness Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, was born on March 14th, 1958. Prince Albert II visited the North Pole by dog sled from the Russian base of Barneo 120 kilometres away. 19th October 2010: H.S.H. It supports the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions in three broad areas: climate change, water and biodiversity. He visited a large number of scientific stations and rejoined the South Pole in the company of the explorer Mike Horn. Monaco royalty, who ascended to the the throne on July 12, 2005 in a ceremony scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM local time. introduction of the offence of tax fraud into Monegasque criminal law. At college in Amherst, MA up to 1981, he was a political science major.