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Albert II, Prince of Monaco

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris on 3 May 2010, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, participated in the 5th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands.jpg

Albert II (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi; born 14 March 1958) is the reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco and head of the princely house of House of Grimaldi. He is the son of Prince Rainier III and the American actress Grace Kelly. Prince Albert's sisters are Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. In July 2011, Prince Albert married Charlene Wittstock. Prince Albert II is one of the wealthiest royals in the world, with assets valued at more than $1 billion, which include land in Monaco and France. Although Prince Albert does not own the Prince's Palace of Monaco, he does own shares in the Société des bains de mer de Monaco, which operates Monaco's casino and other entertainment properties in the principality.

QuotesEdit

  • I did poorly the times they did come to see me. So I didn't really encourage them to come see me. I knew that they would attract attention, and I felt kind of self-conscious, I guess.
    • He once said in relation to his parents and his soccer games while a student at Amherst College
    • The New York Times
  • Any time I'm seen with a pretty young woman by my side more than once, then everybody flashes the 'M' word, as you say. Then it becomes very difficult to have a relationship with someone in any semi-public or private way.
  • I've practiced a lot of different sports. I stopped counting after 15.
    • He once said about his passion for sports, proven by his competing for Monaco's bobsleigh team five times at the Olympics and marrying an Olympic-class swimmer.
    • The New York Times

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