Caroline, Princess of Hanover

Caroline, Princess of Hanover

Princess of Monaco
Born Jan 23, 1957

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1957 Birth Born on January 23, 1957.
1958 1 Year Old She was the heir presumptive from her birth to 14 March 1958, when her brother Prince Albert was born.
1965 8 Years Old On 1 February 1965, her younger sister Princess Stéphanie was born. … Read More


1974 17 Years Old The princess received her French baccalauréat in 1974 with honors. … Read More


1978 21 Years Old …  They were married civilly in Monaco on 28 June 1978, and religiously on 29 June 1978. Their lavish wedding ceremony was attended by some 65 guests, including Hollywood stars Ava Gardner, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra. The couple divorced, childless, on 9 October 1980. In 1992, the Roman Catholic Church granted the princess a canonical annulment. Her second husband was Stefano Casiraghi (8 September 1960 – 3 October 1990), the sportsman heir to an Italian industrial fortune. They were married civilly in Monaco on 29 December 1983, and had three children: The two younger children are named for their maternal great-grandparents, Princess Charlotte and Prince Pierre, whilst Andrea was named for a childhood friend of his father's. Stefano Casiraghi was killed in a speed-boating accident in 1990, aged 30 years. Despite their parents' not having married in the Church as required for legitimacy under church law, they were legitimised by Pope John Paul II in February 1993, eight months after their mother's marriage to Junot was annulled in June 1992. … Read More
1979 22 Years Old In 1979, Princess Caroline was appointed by her father as the president of the Monegasque Committee for the International Year of the Child.
1981 24 Years Old Two years later, in 1981, she founded her own foundation Jeune J'écoute. … Read More
1982 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Princess Grace died on 14 September 1982, the day after suffering a stroke while driving her car, as she and Princess Stéphanie were returning home to Monaco from a visit to France; resulting in an accident in which both were injured.


1999 42 Years Old 1 More Event
The couple married in Monaco on 23 January 1999. … Read More
2002 45 Years Old …  On 2 April 2002, Monaco passed Princely Law 1.249, which provides that if the Sovereign Prince assumes the throne and then dies without a legitimate direct heir, the throne will pass to his dynastic siblings and their descendants according to the rule of male-preference cognatic primogeniture. … Read More
2003 46 Years Old Due to her commitment to philanthropy and arts, Caroline was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador on 2 December 2003.
2006 49 Years Old The UNICEF honoured her with Children's Champion Award on 20 May 2006. … Read More


2011 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Caroline's personal interests include horseback riding, swimming and skiing. Since her youth, she has been considered an international fashion icon and as one of the best dressed women in the world. In November 2011, an exhibition honouring Princess Caroline was opened at the National Museum of Monaco.
2014 57 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Until the births of her niece and nephew Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques of Monaco in December 2014 she had been heir presumptive to the throne of Monaco since 2005, a position which she previously held from 1957 to 1958. … Read More
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