ROYALTY: Monaco royal family news

 

UPDATE: Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco are officially pregnant – congratulations! The announcement came out today, May 30, 2014, and the baby is due at the end of the year.

It will be their first child together – scroll down below to read about Prince Albert’s other children.

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UPDATE: Congratulations to Monaco royal Charlotte Casiraghi and her boyfriend Gad Elmaleh on the birth of their son Raphaël, on Tuesday evening, December 17, 2013, in Monaco’s Princess Grace Hospital – first photos below.

 

Keep reading for more about Monaco’s royal family >

 

A quick history lesson about the Grimaldi family

The House of Grimaldi is the family which has ruled Monaco since 1297.

Prince Rainier III of Monaco (1923-2005), ruler of the principality of Monaco in the south of France near the Italian border, married American actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) in 1956.

Grace Kelly wedding

Grace, a style icon, both then and now – see our Grace Kelly photo gallery – starred in several classic films including To Catch a Thief, High Society and Rear Window. She won an Oscar for her performance in the 1954 film, The Country Girl.

They had three children:

  • Prince Albert
  • Princess Caroline
  • Princess Stephanie

 

The Monaco royal family

 

The three children of Rainier and Grace have since produced nine (acknowledged) grandchildren.

*Note that only children born during wedlock are eligible to inherit the Monégasque title.

  • Jazmin Grace
  • Alexandre
  • Andrea*
  • Charlotte*
  • Pierre*
  • Alexandra*
  • Louis*
  • Pauline*
  • Camille

 

Prince Rainier and Princess Grace

 

Caroline Louise Marguerite, Princess of Hanover, and heiress presumptive to the throne of Monaco

Princess Caroline of Monaco

Princess Caroline, born 1957, has married three times and had four children:

1). Philippe Junot (born 1940) married in1980, divorced 1978.

  • No children

2). Stefano Casiraghi (1960-1990), married in 1983. Casiraghi died in a speedboat racing accident in 1990.

3). Prince Ernst August of Hanover (born 1954), married in 1999.

 

Monaco baby boom: Tatiana and baby SachaPhoto of baby Raphael son of Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco and Gad Elmaleh

Above, Andrea’s wife Tatiana with their baby son Sasha (left), and Charlotte’s baby son, Raphael (right).

 

UPDATED: Charlotte with her baby son, Raphael 

MONACO ROYAL BABY PHOTOS

Photo - baby Raphael son of Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco and Gad Elmaleh

 

 

Albert II, Prince of Monaco, the current ruler of the Principality of Monaco

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco

Prince Albert II of Monaco, born 1958, married South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock (born 1978) in 2011. They don’t yet have any children together.

Albert has two illegitimate children from affairs with two women:

1). with Tamara Rotolo, he has a daughter, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi (born 1992) who lives in California

2). with Nicole Coste has a son, Alexandre Coste, born in 2003, who lives in France.

 

 

Princess Stéphanie Marie Elisabeth of Monaco

princess stephanie of monaco

Princess Stephanie, born 1965, has married twice and had three children with two fathers:

1). Daniel Ducruet (born 1964) married 1995, divorced 1996.

2). Adans Lopez Peres (born 1974) married 2003, divorced 2004.

Stephanie also had a daughter, Camille Gottlieb (born 1998) with Jean-Raymond Gottlieb, although the name of the father was not officially put on the birth certificate.

Monaco royal family with Karl Lagerfeld

 

 

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Learn more about the principality of Monaco:

 

 

Nicole Kidman as Grace KellyNicole Kidman plays Grace Kelly

 

Books and DVDs about the Monaco royals:

See our list of films about royalty here, and look out for the Nicole Kidman film, Grace of Monaco, due out in 2014.

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Hippy Sheep August 15, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    My gawd! She looks like her mom! So very beautiful!

    • Luscious August 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

      Hippy Sheep, huh?? Nicole’s mother??

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