Albert II, Prince of Monaco

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Albert II, Prince of Monaco

Head of the House of Grimaldi and the ruler of the Principality of Monaco add

Category: Politics

Born in 1958.

Countries: Monaco (21%), United States (19%), France (13%)

Main connections: Grace Kelly, Michel Roger, Charlene, Princess of Monaco

Linked to: Daily Mail, House of Grimaldi, Madame Figaro, University of Bristol

 

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Albert II, Prince of Monaco was born in 1958 add something


1970

He was a camper and later a counselor for six summers at Camp Tecumseh on Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough, New Hampshire in the 1970s add something


1975

United Nations Treaty Series - United Nations Treaty Series, 1975, vol add something


1976

Albert attended high school at the Lycee Albert Premier, graduating with distinction in 1976 add something


1977

He spent a year training in various princely duties, and enrolled at Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1977 as Albert Grimaldi, studying political science, economics, music, and English literature, and joined Chi Psi fraternity add something


1979

Albert undertook an exchange program with the University of Bristol, at the Alfred Marshall School of Economics and Management in 1979 add something

 

He spent the summer of 1979 touring Europe and the Middle East with the Amherst Glee Club and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science add something


1982

Prince Albert is the Vice-Chairman of the American charity founded in 1982, after his mother's death, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, which supports, as Princess Grace did in her lifetime, emerging artists in theater, dance and film add something


1985

He has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1985 add something


1992

In 1992, a California woman, Tamara Rotolo, filed a paternity suit against the prince, claiming that he was the father of her daughter, whom she named Jazmin Grace Grimaldi add something


1994

Prince Albert has consistently denied this suggestion, most notably in a 1994 interview published in the French magazine "Madame Figaro" add something


 

In 1996 Prince Albert received the Eagle award from the United States Sports Academy add something


2002

Prior to 2002, Monaco's constitution stipulated that only the "last" reigning prince's "direct and legitimate" descendants could inherit the crown add something

 

On 2 April 2002 Monaco promulgated Princely Law 1,249 which provides that if a reigning prince dies without surviving legitimate issue, the throne passes to his legitimate siblings and their legitimate descendants of both sexes, according to the principle of male-preference primogeniture add something

 

On 25 October 2002, Albert visited Miami, Florida for a World Olympians Association fund-raiser at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables add something


2005

But in a 2005 exchange with U.S. interviewer Larry King, Albert stated that this will not happen add something

 

She said that the prince had last seen the boy in February 2005 add something

 

On 7 March 2005, Albert's father Rainier III, Prince of Monaco was admitted to a hospital in the principality; he was later moved to an intensive care ward add something

 

On 31 March 2005, the Palace of Monaco announced that Hereditary Prince Albert would take over the duties of his father as Regent since Rainier was no longer able to exercise his functions as sovereign add something

 

On 6 April 2005, Prince Rainier III died and Hereditary Prince Albert became Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco add something

 

In May 2005, Nicole Coste, a former Air France flight attendant from Togo, claimed that her youngest son, whom she calls Alexandre Coste, is Prince Albert's son, proven by DNA tests conducted by Swiss technicians working on orders from the Monegasque government add something

 

In mid-May 2005, Lacoste announced that as a result of the international publicity over the revelations of the prince's son, Prince Albert is suing the "Daily Mail", "Bunte", and "Paris Match" for delving too deeply into his private life add something

 

Just like his great-great-grandfather Albert I he traveled to Spitsbergen in July 2005 add something

 

On 6 July 2005, a few days before he was enthroned on 12 July, Albert II officially confirmed via his lawyer Thierry Lacoste that the 22-month-old is his biological son add something

 

The first part of Prince Albert II's enthronement as ruler of the Principality was on 12 July 2005, after the end of the three-month mourning period for his father add something

 

In October 2005 , this law took full effect when ratified by France, pursuant to the 2002 Franco-Monégasque Treaty regulating relations between the Sovereign Principality and its more powerful neighbour add something

 

In October 2005, the German magazine "Bunte" reported that Prince Albert was dating Telma Ortiz Rocasolano, a sister-in-law of the Prince of Asturias add something

 

Interview with Prince Albert II. 25 October 2005 add something

 

However, in November 2005, the Prince instructed his lawyer, Thierry Lacoste, to commence legal proceedings against the French newspaper "France Dimanche" for violation of privacy and false information regarding the story add something

 

The second part of his investiture was on 19 November 2005 add something

 

Dmitry Shparo - In 2005, Prince Albert of Monaco chose Dmitry Shparo, along with son Matvey as partners and advisers in his April 2006 North Pole dog-sled expedition aimed to highlight global warming and to commemorate his great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert I, who made four Arctic trips a century ago


2006

They had been seen together since 10 February 2006, at the opening ceremony of the Torino Olympics when Prince Albert was accompanied by Wittstock add something

 

Prince Albert II engaged in a Russian Arctic expedition, reaching the North Pole on Easter, 16 April 2006 add something

 

On 31 May 2006, after DNA test results confirmed the child's parentage, Prince Albert admitted, in a statement from his lawyer, that he is Jazmin's father add something

 

Caparo T1 - The T1 was officially unveiled by Albert II, Prince of Monaco, joined by Murray Walker, at the Top Marques auto show in Monaco on April 20, 2006

 

Orphans International - Global Advisors to OI include Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa, Former President of the United Nation's General Assembly, and Prince_Albert (Albert_II,_Prince_of_Monaco) of Monaco, The fifth anniversary benefit of OI was held at the United Nations in November 2006


2007

The year 2007 was declared as Year of the Dolphin by the United Nations and United Nations Environment Programme add something


 

The Prince and Wittstock attended the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the "Bal de la Rose" and the Princess Grace awards Gala in 2009 add something


2009

In January 2009, Prince Albert left for a month-long expedition to Antarctica, where he visited 26 scientific outposts and met with climate-change experts in an attempt to learn more about the impact of global warming on the continent add something

 

On 16 July 2009, France declared that it too would seek to have Mediterranean bluefin listed as an endangered species add something

 

On 23 October 2009, Prince Albert was awarded the Roger Revelle Prize for his efforts to protect the environment and to promote scientific research add something

 

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi - In 2009, a party in Montenegro for his 37th birthday included well-known guests such as Oleg Deripaska, Peter Munk and Prince Albert of Monaco

 

Charlotte Casiraghi - In June 2009, Casiraghi, accompanied by her uncle Albert II, Prince of Monaco, appeared on the French television programme Stade 2 to speak about her recent enrollment in the Global Champions Tour


2010

They announced their engagement on 23 June 2010 add something

 

Michel Roger - He assumed office on the 29th March 2010, following his appointment by Prince Albert II. Prior to his taking up of the role he was an inspector general of the French National Education

 

Michel Roger - He assumed office on 29 March 2010, following his appointment by Prince Albert II. Prior to his taking up of the role he was an inspector general of the French National Education


2011

As a couple, they attended the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling in Stockholm four days before their own engagement was announced and the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton on 29 April 2011 add something

 

In July 2011, Prince Albert married Charlene Wittstock add something

 

Prince Albert married former South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock on 1 July 2011 add something

 

Jean Michel Jarre - On 1 July 2011, Jarre performed a large scale concert in Monaco to celebrate the marriage of Prince_Albert (Albert_II,_Prince_of_Monaco) and his bride Charlene


2013

Georg Ganswein - On 12 January 2013 Archbishop Gänswein welcomed Albert II, Prince of Monaco and his wife


2014

On 30 May 2014, it was announced by the Prince's Palace of Monaco that Princess Charlene was expecting her first child add something

 

On 10 December 2014, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene welcomed their first children, twins Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainier add something

 

Sergey Pugachyov - The President of Monaco's Olympic Committee, Albert II, is alleged by Robert Ellinger, his former intelligence adviser, to have accepted expensive gifts from Vladimir Putin, the Russian Prime Minister, and from Pugachev, in return for voting for Russia to host the 2014 Winter Olympics


2015

On August 27, 2015, Prince Albert apologized for Monaco's role in facilitating the deportation of a total of 90 Jews and resistance fighters, of whom only nine survived add something


2016

In 2016, Albert purchased his mother's childhood house in the East Falls district of Philadelphia add something

 

Grace Kelly - In October, 2016, Prince Albert of Monaco, Grace's son, purchased the property, stating the home might be used as a museum space or as offices for the Princess Grace Foundation

 

Grace Kelly - In October 2016, Prince Albert of Monaco, Grace's son, purchased the property, speculating that the home would be used either as museum space or as offices for the Princess Grace Foundation


 

In October 2017, Prince Albert received the Lowell Thomas award from The Explorers Club, a non-profit group that promotes scientific exploration add something


2018

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi - On April 19, 2018, Monaco's Prince Albert II is joined by his daughter Jazmin in the Royal Box at the Monte-Carlo Masters ://www