Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi was born 14 March 1958 in the Prince's Palace of Monaco. He has two sisters, Caroline and Stephanie.
The future monarch was fond of sport even when he was a child. Albert played football, swimming, judo and bobsled. And Albert is sporstmen, who interested in many different sports now, he is a patron of Monaco's football teams. He also 5 times took part in the Olympic Winter Games as a bobsledder. In 1985 participated in Rally Paris-Dakar, but descended at the 9th stage because of technical problems. He is the first-ever monarch, who visited the North Pole in 2006. He also created the Monegasque Federation of bobsleigh, sledge and skeleton the president of which he is. He is a member of many sports clubs and organization (such as Yacht club) and he is a patron of organization Peace and Sport, which uses the sport like instrument of peace.
Albert II is also a precious support for the Institute of human paleontology (IPH), foundation of research, created in 1910 by his great-great-grandfather Albert I. Since 2014, he is president of honour of the European Organisation for research and treatment of the cancer (who manages a data bank of cancers in Europe.
The prince Albert is passionate in painting, sculpture, and photographs. He has a prestigious collection, inherited or constituted over the years, the nicest of which he lends regularly for exhibitions.
The prince of Monaco Albert II actively does charity work, cooperates with the United Nations. He's the Honourable President of the International Napoleonic Society.
FAMILY: In 2000 he met his future wife Charlene Wittstock at the swimming competition at the Olympic Games in Sydney. In 2006 Charlene moved from the Republic of South Africa to Monaco and got a job as a school teacher. The couple were seen together since 2006, first when they both attended the opening ceremoni the Olympics in Torino. After that they were seen together many times. But there were many troubles in their relationshop. Charlene have made an attempt to go home, to Africa, and avoid a matrimony with the Prince just in two month prior to their wedding. The reason for that was the numerous lovers of the Prince and his illegitimate children - Jazmin Grace Grimaldi (born in 1992 from one american woman named Tamara Rotolo) and Alexandre Coste (born in 2003 from a former flight attendant from West Africa named Nicole Coste). On 1 July 2011 the couple got married, now they have 2 children, twins Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainier, which is now Hereditary Prince of Monaco and Marquis of Baux.
Speaks French, Italian, English, Spanish and German.