Albert Monaco
Prince of Monaco
Albert Monaco
Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the ruler of the Principality of Monaco. He is the son of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and the American actress Grace Kelly. His sisters are Hereditary Princess Caroline and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. In July 2011, Prince Albert married Charlene Lynette Wittstock, now Princess Charlene.
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Comment on King Albert II: Freeze Royal Family Grants by Archie1954
The Royal Forums - about 5 years
I think the royal family must be very frugal to get by on 10 million Euros annually for everything.
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HR Project Manager - PersonnelToday.com
Google News - over 5 years
... skills and be used to liaising with senior stakeholders. This positon is ideal for a HR Generalist who has now moved into more project management and has proven experience of running HR Projects. You will also have Prince II and Six Sigma
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Google News - over 5 years
Prince II or a recognised Project Management qualification. Experienced in project management of multi disciplined project. Experienced in managing both direct and supply chain resources. Understands the Organisational Business Management Systems and
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Project Consultant - RPO - London - PersonnelToday.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Prince II qualification is desirable. * Assess all existing recruitment processes in place at various clients and highlight gaps making recommendations for achieving greater efficiency. * After Sales Service to implement and deliver new client
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Deeds Recorded -- July 3, 2011 - Lancaster Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
Chad Hurst conveyed property on a public road to Stanley T. Prince II and Jennifer R. Prince for $193000. Sheriff of Lancaster County, Joseph M. Williams and Barbara A. Williams conveyed 23 N. Ninth St. to Federal National Mortgage Association for
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Last updated at 9:27 AM on 8th June 2011 - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Since their father's death his three children, Paris, Prince and Prince II have been living with their grandmother Katherine at the Jackson family compound in a suburb of Los Angeles. Howard Weitzman, a lawyer for Jackson's estate, called the Lloyd's
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2012 Wounded Warrior Dinner - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
General Howard T. Prince II. Anthony Smith was severely injured while serving in Iraq, and will be participating in his 3rd consecutive Capitol of Texas Triathlon on Monday, Memorial Day. He made two memorable quotes that apply to all of us: “Good
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PMO Analyst Manager/Junior Project Manager - Environmental Expert (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
With a recognised formal Project Management qualification (such as Prince II) you will have a proven track record of dealing with complex change projects and of dealing with multiple stakeholders of all levels within a financial environment
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Michael Jackson's Kids Take Steps Towards Hollywood - Splash News
Google News - almost 6 years
Prince, Paris, and Blanket aka Prince II were spotted leaving an acting class in Hollywood, California on May 17 and didn't look like they minded all the photographers waiting outside. Daughter Paris pulled a few funny faces while snapping pictures of
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Rijk geeft weer te veel geld uit aan ICT - Computable
Google News - almost 6 years
Daarnaast wordt er steeds/weer (wat een rot woorden zijn dat toch) gesproken over budget overschreidingen, maar een goed (Prince-II) projectmanager heeft het over de business case. Ik ben dan ook zeer benieuwd naar de werkelijke kosten van een project,
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Change Manager - LONDON - FT Adviser
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You must have an excellent track record in delivering business change projects and programme management. You should also have extensive people management and stakeholder management experience, and be Prince II qualified or equivalent
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Intrigantes versiones sobre la muerte de varios famosos - Primera Hora
Google News - almost 6 years
Dejó atrás tres hijos (Prince, Paris y Prince II “Blanket”), muchas deudas y la promesa de cumplir con una agenda de 50 conciertos en Inglaterra tras ocho años alejado de los escenarios. Existen varias teorías sobre su súbita muerte, algunas curiosas y
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 56
    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. "We committed the irreparable in handing over to the neighboring authorities women, men and a child who had taken refuge with us to escape the persecutions they had suffered in France," Albert said at a ceremony in which a monument to the victims was unveiled at the Monaco cemetery. "In distress, they came specifically to take shelter with us, thinking they would find neutrality."
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  • 2014
    Age 55
    On 10 December 2014, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene welcomed their first and second child, twins Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainier.
    More Details Hide Details The twins were born at Princess Grace Hospital in La Colle, Monaco. Jacques, as his father's heir, bears the titles Hereditary Prince of Monaco and Marquis of Baux while Albert has granted Gabriella the title of Countess of Carladès. 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. Prince Albert was also listed as the child's father on Riverside County, California, birth certificate, according to Desert Sun. The case went to trial in 1993 and was eventually dismissed by Superior Court Judge Graham Anderson Cribbs, who refused jurisdiction and found that there was "insufficient connection between Prince Albert and the State of California to justify hearing a suit California" and in doing so essentially accepted the Prince's lawyer's (Stanley Arkin) submissions on that point.
  • 2011
    Age 52
    Prince Albert married former South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock on 1 July 2011. They announced their engagement on 23 June 2010. They had been seen together since 10 February 2006, when Prince Albert was accompanied by Wittstock to the opening ceremony of the Torino Olympics. They were seen again together at the Monaco Grand Prix. The Prince and Wittstock attended the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in 2008, and both the "Bal de la Rose", and Princess Grace Awards Gala in 2009. They also attended the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Olympics. As a couple, they also 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. The wedding took place over two days: the civil marriage ceremony took place on 1 July 2011, followed by the religious ceremony on 2 July 2011.
    More Details Hide Details On 30 May 2014, it was announced by the Prince's Palace of Monaco that Princess Charlene was pregnant, with the couple later announcing Charlene was expecting twins. The twins, Gabriella Thérèse Marie, Countess of Carladès and Jacques Honoré Rainier, Hereditary Prince of Monaco were born on December 10, 2014. As Rainier III's health declined, his son's lack of legitimate children became a matter of public and political concern owing to the legal and international consequences. Had Prince Albert died without lawful heirs, it would have triggered Article 3 of the 1918 Franco-Monegasque Treaty, according to which the Principality of Monaco would become a protectorate of the French Republic. Prior to 2002, Monaco's constitution stipulated that only the last reigning prince's "direct and legitimate" descendants could inherit the crown.
    In July 2011, Prince Albert married Charlene Wittstock.
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    In July 2011, Prince Albert married Charlene Wittstock.
    More Details Hide Details Prince Albert II is one of the wealthiest royals in the world, with assets valued at more than $1 billion, which includes land in Monaco and France. While Prince Albert's real estate does not include the Prince's Palace, it does include holdings in the Société des bains de mer de Monaco, which operates Monaco's casino and other entertainment properties in the principality. Albert was born in the Prince's Palace of Monaco. He has ancestry from Ireland, Britain, the United States, Germany, France, Belgium and Monaco. His godmother was Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain and his godfather was Prince Louis of Polignac.
  • 2009
    Age 50
    On 23 October 2009, Prince Albert was awarded the Roger Revelle Prize for his efforts to protect the environment and to promote scientific research.
    More Details Hide Details This award was given to Prince Albert by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Prince Albert is the second recipient of this prize. In 1996, Prince Albert received the Eagle Award from the United States Sports Academy. The Eagle Award is the Academy's highest international honor and was awarded to Prince Albert for his significant contributions in promoting international harmony, peace and goodwill through the effective use of sport. Albert II played Irishman James Kelley in the film One Man's Hero. In the film The Social Network, Albert II is played by actor James Shanklin. As Monaco's head of state, Prince Albert is depicted on coins, including collectors' coins, with very rare exceptions. One of the most recent examples is the €5 silver Prince Albert II commemorative coin, the first commemorative coin with his effigy on it, minted in 2008. On the obverse, the prince is depicted in profile with his name on the top of the coin. On the reverse, the Grimaldi coat of arms appears; around it, the words "Principauté de Monaco" (Principality of Monaco) also appear along with the nominal monetary value of the coin.
    In June 2009, Prince Albert co-authored an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal with Charles Clover, the author of The End of the Line, a book about overfishing and ocean conservation issues that had recently been made into a documentary by Rupert Murray.
    More Details Hide Details In the piece, Prince Albert and Clover note that bluefin tuna has been severely overfished in the Mediterranean, and decry the common European Union practice of awarding inflated quotas to bluefin fleets. Albert also announced that Monaco would seek to award endangered species status to the Mediterranean bluefin Thunnus thynnus, (also called the Northern bluefin) under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). If upheld by the voting CITES delegates, this proposal would effectively ban the international trade in Mediterranean bluefin. This was the first time a nation had called for the inclusion of Mediterranean bluefin under CITES since Sweden at the 1992 CITES Conference, which was vehemently opposed by Japan who eventually threatened retaliation through trade barriers. Sweden withdrew its proposal. On 16 July 2009, France declared that it too would seek to have Mediterranean bluefin listed as an endangered species. Only hours later, the United Kingdom followed suit.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details During the trip he stopped at the South Pole, making him the only incumbent head of state to have visited both poles.
  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 47
    Prince Albert II also engaged in a Russian Arctic expedition, reaching the North Pole on Easter, 16 April 2006.
    More Details Hide Details As a result, he is the first incumbent head of state to have reached the North Pole. Prince Albert is the Vice-Chairman of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, an American charity founded in 1982, after his mother's death, which supports emerging artists in theatre, dance and film, as Princess Grace did in her lifetime. In 2006, Prince Albert created the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, which continues the Principality of Monaco's commitment by supporting sustainable and ethical projects around the world. The foundation focus on three main challenges: climate change and renewable energy development; combating the loss of biodiversity; and water management (improving universal access to clean water). Albert is also a global adviser to Orphans International.
  • 2005
    Age 46
    But in a 2005 exchange with American reporter Larry King, Albert stated that this would not happen.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to the birth of Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, Prince Albert's elder sister, Caroline, was heir presumptive and, according to the Grimaldi house law, bore the traditional title of Hereditary Princess of Monaco. Following their birth, she is now third in line. The year 2007 was declared as (International) Year of the Dolphin by the United Nations and United Nations Environment Programme. Prince Albert served as the International Patron of the "Year of the Dolphin", saying "The Year of the Dolphin gives me the opportunity to renew my firm commitment towards protecting marine biodiversity. With this strong initiative we can make a difference to save these fascinating marine mammals from the brink of extinction." The Zoological Garden of Monaco (Jardin Animalier) was founded by Prince Rainier in 1954. Rainier was petitioned unsuccessfully for many years by Virginia McKenna, founder of the Born Free Foundation, to release a pair of leopards at the zoo. Prince Albert met McKenna after his accession to the throne, and agreed to release the leopards as well the zoo's hippo and camel. He intends to convert the Jardin into a zoo for children.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Prince Albert is a well-known automotive enthusiast, owning vehicles like the BMW Hydrogen 7, the Lexus LS 600h, the Lexus RX 400h, and the Toyota Prius PHV. Although Prince Albert does not directly own the Prince's Palace, he does own personal homes in both La Turbie, and Marchais. Prince Albert owns a Dassault Aviation Falcon 7X, a fourteen-passenger leisure jet, currently stationed at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport.
    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).
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    On 6 July 2005, a few days before he was enthroned on 12 July, Prince Albert officially confirmed via his lawyer Lacoste that the 22-month-old was his biological son.
    More Details Hide Details In an earlier paternity suit, Bea Fiedler, a German topless model whom the Daily Telegraph described as a "sex-film star", claimed her son Daniel was the prince's son. This suit was reportedly dismissed. A blood test, which was refused by the judge, did not prove that the prince was the father of Fiedler's son.
    In mid-May 2005, Lacoste announced that as a result of the international publicity over the revelations of the prince's son, Prince Albert was suing the Daily Mail, Bunte, and Paris Match for delving too deeply into his private life.
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    Prince Albert continues the policy – initiated by previous rulers of the microstate – of strengthening environmental awareness. Just like his great-great-grandfather Albert I, he travelled to Spitsbergen in July 2005.
    More Details Hide Details During this trip, he visited the glaciers Lilliehöökbreen and Monacobreen.
    The second part of his investiture was on 19 November 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Albert was enthroned at Saint Nicholas Cathedral. His family was there in attendance, including his elder sister Princess Caroline with her husband Ernst, Prince of Hanover and three of her four children, Andrea, Pierre and Charlotte; as well as his younger sister Princess Stéphanie, his paternal aunt Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy, his godson, Jean-Léonard Taubert-Natta de Massy, and his cousin Elisabeth-Anne de Massy. Royalty from 16 delegations were present for the festivities throughout the country. The evening ended with an opera performance in Monte Carlo.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A morning mass at Saint Nicholas Cathedral presided over by the Archbishop of Monaco, the Most Reverend Bernard Barsi, formally marked the beginning of his reign. Afterward Albert II returned to the princely palace to host a garden party for 7,000 Monégasques born in the principality. In the courtyard, the Prince was presented with two keys of the city as a symbol of his investiture. The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks display on the waterfront.
    On 6 April 2005, Prince Rainier III died and Hereditary Prince Albert became Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details This decision was reached by the Crown Council of Monaco, a body made up of notable local figures with residual powers to make judgments about certain constitutional matters. The 47-year-old prince spent his first day as regent of Monaco caring for his critically ill 81-year-old father who was at that time Europe's longest serving monarch and the world's third longest serving monarch.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The Prince was being treated for breathing, kidney, and heart trouble.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 26
    Albert took part in the 1985 Paris–Dakar Rally, but did not finish it.
    More Details Hide Details He also became a judo black belt.
  • 1979
    Age 20
    Albert also undertook an exchange program with the University of Bristol, at the Alfred Marshall School of Economics and Management in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details Albert was an enthusiastic sportsman, participating in cross country, javelin throwing, handball, judo, swimming, tennis, rowing, sailing, skiing, squash and fencing. He is a patron of Monaco's football teams. Albert competed in the bobsleigh at five consecutive Winter Olympics for Monaco, taking part in both the two-man and four-man events. In the two-man bobsleigh Albert finished 25th at the 1988 games in Calgary, 43rd at the 1992 games in Albertville, and 31st at the 2002 games. In the four-man bobsleigh Albert finished 27th in 1992, 26th at the 1994 games in Lillehammer, and 28th at both the 1998 games in Nagano and the 2002 games in Salt Lake City. Albert was Monaco's flag bearer at the 1988, 1994, and 1998 Winter Olympics. Albert has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1985, and his maternal grandfather, John B. Kelly Sr., and maternal uncle, John B. Kelly Jr., were both Summer Olympic medal winners in rowing.
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 18
    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 also joined Chi Psi fraternity.
    More Details Hide Details He speaks French, English, German, and Italian.
  • 1976
    Age 17
    Albert attended high school at the Lycee Albert Premier, graduating with distinction in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details He was a camper and later a counselor for six summers at Camp Tecumseh on Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough, New Hampshire, in the 1970s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Born on March 14, 1958.
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