Albert II, Prince of Monaco facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAlbert II
|Prince of Monaco|
|Reign||6 April 2005 – present|
|Regency||31 March 2005 – 6 April 2005|
|Born||14 March 1958
|Spouse||Charlene Wittstock (2011–present)|
Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès
Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco
Jazmin Grace Grimaldi
|House||House of Grimaldi|
|Father||Rainier III, Prince of Monaco|
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco (born 14 March 1958) is the ruler of Monaco. He became ruler after his father Prince Ranier III died in April 2005. He is the only son and the middle of three children of Rainer and his wife Grace Kelly.
Titles and styles
Albert has held three positions:
- 14 March 1958–6 April 2005: His Serene Highness, The Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux.
- 31 March 2005–6 April 2005: His Serene Highness, The Prince Regent of Monaco.
- 6 April 2005–present: His Serene Highness, The Sovereign Prince of Monaco.
Prince Albert and his wife Charlene had twins:
- Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès. (10 December 2014–present)
- Prince Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco. Heir to the throne of Monaco. (10 December 2014–present)
On 19 March 2020, amid the large-scale outbreak of COVID-19, it was officially announced that Albert II had tested positive. This made Albert II the first monarch and head of state to have tested positive for COVID-19. On 31 March, it was announced that he had made a full recovery.
Images for kids
Prince Albert with his mother, Princess Grace at the Floriade garden exhibit in 1972
The Prince of Monaco visiting the Senate of Poland in 2012
Prince Albert and Wittstock at the "Cinema Against AIDS" Gala with Karl Lagerfeld
Albert rides through a river on a guided tour in the Shoshone National Forest in the U.S., September 2013
Prince Albert II at the 5th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands. UNESCO, Paris (2010)
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