, Prior to the birth of Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, Prince Albert's elder sister, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, was heir presumptive and, according to the Grimaldi house law, bore the traditional title of Hereditary Princess of Monaco.  He became a judo black belt in 2011. , On 19 March 2020, amid the large-scale outbreak of COVID-19, it was announced that Albert II had tested positive for the infectious disease, which is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. He is seen to be white in skin color and having a black ring on his hand. In 2001, at the 25th Mediterranean Science Commission hosted in the Principality, the member states unanimously elected Monaco head of the Commission, with the Prince chairing the Commission. The palace’s statement also said that he will continue working from his office in his private apartments and that he constantly remains in contact with the government despite the illness. The Prince’s Government met on Thursday morning in conjunction with the Prince’s Palace to discuss the pandemic’s action plan. Albert II of Monaco was born on March 14, 1958 (age 62 years) in Monaco. , As Monaco's head of state, Prince Albert II is depicted both standard-issue and collector's coins, such as the €5 silver Prince Albert II commemorative coin, the first commemorative coin with his effigy, minted in 2008. He has Irish, German, and Monegasque ancestry. The news broke on 19th March 2020. Later, on April 6, 2005, Prince Rainier III dies of organ failure and Prince Albert becomes Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco. Prince Albert graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. She was 52 years old at the time of her demise. Clover, Charles; Grimaldi, Albert (5 June 2009). His parents are father Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and mother Grace Kelly, who was an American Actress. Découvrez son age, sa taille, date de naissance, signe du zodiaque, chinois, … Et ses comptes sur les réseaux sociaux : Facebook, Twitter Prince Albert II graduated with distinction from the Lycée Albert Premier, in 1976. Albert is also a global adviser to Orphans International. He had died at the relatively young age of 42, having been unwell for around two weeks. Yahoo News. Moreover, they officially invested the Prince as the country’s leader in 2005.  He added that he will be very attentive to the future of this Pact, which he qualified as a "universal, legally binding agreement, which recognises the right of future generations to sustainable development.".  On 6 April 2005, Rainier died and Albert succeeded him as Albert II. Date of birth. Larry King Live. Prince Albert II of Monaco tested positive for COVID-19, making him the first reigning monarch a.k.a.  On 31 March, it was announced that he had made a full recovery and would begin to self-quarantine with his family..  In 2006, Prince Albert created the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which continues Monaco's commitment to supporting sustainable and ethical projects around the world.  In July 2005, in echo of Albert I, his great-great-grandfather, he travelled to Spitsbergen, Norway. Thus Alexandre would have become Monaco's heir apparent under current law if Albert were to marry his son's mother. Caroline Joséphine Le Normand de Morando, Tamara Rotolo — In 1992, an American national filed a, This page was last edited on 29 November 2020, at 17:53. Prince Albert's mother, Princess Grace died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in 1982. On 6 July 2005, a few days before his enthronement on 12 July, Prince Albert officially confirmed through his lawyer Lacoste that the then 22-month-old was his biological son. Upon acquiring his mother's childhood property, he stated the house might be used as a museum space or as offices for the Princess Grace Foundation. 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 (who is now the King of Spain).