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Albert II
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Prince of Monaco
Reign 6 April 2005 – present
Predecessor Rainier III
Heir apparent Jacques
Regency 31 March 2005 – 6 April 2005
Born 14 March 1958 (1958-03-14) (age 63)
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Spouse Charlene Wittstock (2011–present)
Issue Legitimate:
Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès
Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi
Alexandre Coste
Full name
Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi
House House of Grimaldi
Father Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
Mother Grace Kelly
Religion Roman Catholicism
Signature Albert II's signature

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:

Legitimate children

Prince Albert and his wife Charlene had twins:

  1. Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès. (10 December 2014–present)
  2. 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.

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