Birth Name: Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi
Place of Birth: Prince’s Palace, Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Date of Birth: 14 March, 1958
*French, 1/4 Spanish-Mexican, small amounts of Belgian (Walloon and Flemish), Scottish, English, European Royal, remote Italian (father)
*Irish, German (mother)
Albert II is the reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco. He is the son of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and the American actress Grace Kelly. He is married to Charlene, Princess of Monaco (Charlene Wittstock) (pictured above). His daughter is Jazmin Grace Grimaldi.
His father’s ancestry was French, 1/4 Spanish-Mexican, small amounts of Belgian (Walloon and Flemish), Scottish, English, European Royal, and remote Italian. His mother was of Irish and German descent. He has Martinique-born and Haiti-born ancestors, of French descent.
Albert II’s paternal grandfather was Count Pierre de Polignac (the son of Count Maxence de Polignac and Susana Mariana de la Torre y Mier). Count Maxence was the son of Count Charles de Polignac, who was born in Paris, France, and of Caroline Joséphine Le Normand de Morando, who was born in Fort-de-France, Martinique. Susana was born in Mexico, the daughter of Spanish parents, Isidoro Fernando de la Torre y Carsí and María Luisa de Mier y Celis. Count is a title.
Albert II’s paternal grandmother was Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (the daughter of Louis II Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco, and of Marie Juliette Louvet). Albert II’s grandmother Charlotte was born in Constantine, Algeria. Louis II was the son of Albert I, Prince of Monaco, who had a French father and a Belgian mother (as well as approximately 1/16th Italian roots), and of Lady Mary Victoria Hamilton, who was born in Scotland, of Scottish, English, French, and European Royal descent. Albert II’s great-grandmother Marie Juliette was the daughter of Jacques Henri Louvet and Joséphine Elmire Piedefer.
One of Albert’s five times great-grandfather was novelist William Thomas Beckford.
Albert II’s maternal grandfather was John “Jack” Brendan Kelly (the son of John Henry Kelly and Mary Ann Costello). Albert II’s great-grandfather John was Irish, the son of Brian Kelly and Honora Margaret McLaughlin. Mary Ann was also born in Ireland, the daughter of Walter Costello and Anne Burke.
Albert II’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Katherine Majer (the daughter of Carl Majer and Margaretha Berg). Carl was born in Schloss Helmsdorf, Wurttemberg, Germany, the son of Johann Christian Karl Majer and Luise Wilhelmine Mathilde Adam, both from Tubingen. Albert II’s great-grandmother Margaretha was born in Heppenheim, Germany, the daughter of Georg/George Berg, from Walderlenbach, and of Elisabetha Röhrig, from Sonderbach.
Genealogy of Albert II, Prince of Monaco (focusing on his mother’s sie) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Photo by Prphotos