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HSH Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco
THE PRINCELY FAMILY OF MONACO
HOUSE OF GRIMALDI
by William Bortrick
2005–present •HSH Albert II alexandre louis pierre, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois, Duc d’Estouteville, Duc de Mazarin, Duc de Mayenne, Prince de Château-Porcien, Marquis des Baux, Marquis de Chilly-Mazarin, Marquis de Guiscard, Marquis de Bailli, Comte de Polignac, Comte de Carladès, Comte de Ferrette, de Belfort, de Thann and de Rosemont, Comte de Torigni, Comte de Longjumeau, Comte of Clèdes, Baron de Calvinet, Baron du Buis, Baron de la Luthumière, Baron de Hambye, Baron d’Altkirch, Baron de Saint-Lô, Baron de Massy, Seigneur d’Issenheim, Seigneur de Saint-Rémy, Sire de Matignon, born at Prince’s Palace of Monaco 14 March 1958, married at Prince’s Palace of Monaco 1 July 2011 •Charlene Lynette Wittstock (born at Bulawayo, Rhodesia 25 January 1978), only daughter of Michael Kenneth Wittstock and his wife Lynette Humberstone, and has issue,
1a •HSH Princess Gabriella Thérèse Marie of Monaco, Comtesse de Carladès, born at Monaco 10 December 2014 twin.
2a •HSH Jacques Honoré Rainier, Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis des Baux, born at Monaco 10 December 2014 twin.
LINEAGE OF THE SOVEREIGN PRINCES AND PRINCESSES OF MONACO 1604–PRESENT
1604–1662 HSH Honoré II, Lord of Monaco 1604–1612, Prince and Lord of Monaco 1612–1662, only son of Ercole I, Lord of Monaco 1589–1604 and his wife Maria Landi, succeeded under the regency of his uncle, Frederico Landi, 4th Prince of Val di Taro, assumed the title of Prince and Lord of Monaco 1612, received the Spanish Order of the Golden Fleece 1624, created Knight of the Order of the Holy Ghost by HM Louis XIII, King of France 22 May 1642, created Duke of Valentinois and Marquis des Baux by Letters Patent 22 May 1642 and Comte de Carladès January 1643, received as Duke and Peer at the Parlement in Paris 19 February 1643, ceded Duchy of Valentinois to his grandson and heir 6 December 1659, born at Monaco 24 December 1597, married at Milan 13 February 1616 Ippolita Trivulzio (died at Prince’s Palace of Monaco 20 June 1638, buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), only daughter of Carlo Emanuele Teodoro Trivulzio, Count of Melzo and his wife Caterina Gonzaga, and died 10 January 1662 (buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), when he was succeeded by his grandson,
1662–1701 HSH Louis I honoré, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, styled Comte de Carladès 1642–59, Duke of Valentinois 1659–62, promulgated the Code Louis (Statuts de la Principauté de Monaco) 23 December 1678, accorded the rank and prerogatives of a Prince étranger at French Court 8 June 1688, Knight of the Order of the Holy Ghost 31 December 1688, French Ambassador to the Holy See April 1698, born at Prince’s Palace of Monaco 25 July 1642 (godson of HM Louis XIV, King of France 1643–1715 and the French Queen Mother Anne of Austria), married at Pau, Béarn 30 March 1660 Catherine Charlotte de Gramont, Surintendante de la Maison to Henrietta, Duchess of Orléans 1664–68, Premiére dame d’honneur to Elisabeth Charlotte, Duchess of Orléans 29 April 1673 (born 1639; died at the Palais Royal, Paris 4 June 1678), elder daughter of Antoine III Agénor de Gramont, Duke of Gramont, Peer and Marshal of France 1641 and his wife Françoise-Marguerite du Plessis de Chivré, and died at Rome 3 January 1701 (buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), when he was succeeded by his elder son,
1701–1731 HSH Antoine I, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, styled Duke of Valentinois before his accession, ceded Duchy of Valentinois to his son-in-law Jacques Goyon de Matignon et de Torigny 1715, Knight of the Order of the Holy Ghost 1724, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Louis 1729, born at Paris 25 January 1661, married at Chapel of the Palace of Versailles 13 June 1688 Marie de Lorraine-Armagnac (born at Paris 2 August 1674; died at Prince’s Palace of Monaco 30 October 1724, buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), fourth daughter of Louis de Lorraine, Count d’Armagnac, Grand Écuyer de France 1666–1677 and his wife Catherine de Neufville de Villeroy, and died at Monaco 20 February 1731 (buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), when he was succeeded by his second daughter,
1731 HSH Louise Hippolyte, Sovereign Princess of Monaco, born at Paris 10 November 1697, married at Monaco 20 October 1715 HSH Jacques I françois léonor, Sovereign Prince of Monaco 1731–1733, abdicated 8 November 1733, Duc d’Estouteville, Baron de Saint-Lô, became Duke of Valentinois and Peer of France by cession (brevet of HM Louis XIV, King of France at Marly 24 July 1715, confirmed by Letters Patent of HM Louis XV, King of France at Vincennes December 1715), assumed the name and arms of Grimaldi by decree of his father-in-law HSH Antoine I, Sovereign Prince of Monaco 20 October 1715 (born at Torigny 22 November 1689; died at Hôtel Matignon, Paris 23 April 1751, buried at Torigny), eldest son of Jacques III Goyon de Matignon, Comte de Torigny and his wife (and niece) Charlotte Goyon de Matignon, and died at Monaco 29 December 1731 (buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), when she was succeeded by her husband who was succeeded by his second son,
1733–1795 HSH Honoré III camille léonor, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, served in French Army and was promoted Maréchal de Camp 26 December 1748, received as Peer of France at Parlement in Paris 1755, inscribed as a Patrician of Genoa 24 November 1766, ceded Duchy of Valentinois to his elder son and heir 1781, deposed 4 March 1793, when the principality of Monaco was annexed to the French Republic forming part of the Département of Alpes-Maritimes, born at Paris 10 September 1720, married by proxy at Genoa 15 June 1757 and in person at Monaco 5 July 1757 (judicially separated by decree of the Parlement of Paris 9 January 1771) Marie Catherine Brignole-Sale (born at Genoa 7 October 1737, married second at Wanstead House, Essex, England 26 December 1808, as his second wife, Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Condé 1740–1818 (born at Hôtel de Condé, Paris 9 August 1736; died at Palais Bourbon, Paris 13 May 1818, buried at Basilique Saint-Denis), and died at Wimbledon, Surrey, England 28 March 1813), daughter of Giuseppe Maria Brignole-Sale, 7th Marchese di Groppoli and his wife Maria Anna Balbi, and died at Paris 12 March 1795, when he was succeeded by his elder son,
1795–1819 HSH Honoré IV anne charles maurice, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois and Peer of France by paternal cession 1781, Comte de Belfort in Alsace 1781, restored to the Principality of Monaco by the first Treaty of Paris 30 May 1814, delegated his powers to his brother HSH Prince Joseph of Monaco 1814–15 and then to his elder son and heir HSH Honoré V, Sovereign Prince of Monaco 1814–15; Monaco was placed under the protection of the Kingdom of Sardinia 8 November 1817, born at Monaco 17 May 1758, married at Paris 15 July 1777 (divorced 22 June 1793) Louise Félicité Victoire d’Aumont, Duchesse d’Aumont, Duchesse de Mazarin et de la Meilleraye (born at Paris 22 October 1759, married second at Paris 6 February 1801 (divorced 1803) René François Tirnand-d’Arcis (died 18 February 1807), and died at Paris 13 December 1826), only daughter and heiress of Louis Marie Guy d’Aumont, Duc d’Aumont, Peer of France and his wife Louise Jeanne de Durfort de Duras, Duchesse de Mazarin et de la Meilleraye, and died at Paris 16 February 1819 (buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), when he was succeeded by his elder son,
1819–1841 HSH Honoré V gabriel, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Administrator of the Principality of Monaco 1815–19, Equerry to HIM Napoléon I, Emperor of the French and Grand Equerry to HIM Empress Joséphine, born at Monaco 13 May 1778; died unmarried at Paris 2 October 1841 (buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), when he was succeeded by his brother,
1841–1856 HSH tancrède Florestan I roger louis, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, paid homage to HM Carlo Alberto, King of Sardinia 1831–49 and received the investiture of Menton and Roquebrune 1841, promulgated a Constitution based on that of the Kingdom of Sardinia 1848, Menton and Roquebrune proclaimed themselves free and independent 20 March 1848, born at Paris 10 October 1785, married at Commercy, Champagne 27 November 1816 Marie Caroline Gibert de Lametz (born at Paris 18 July 1793; died at Monaco 23 November 1879), adopted stepdaughter of Antoine Rouyer de Lametz, and daughter of Charles Thomas Gibert and his wife Marie-Françoise Le Gras de Vaubercey, and died at Paris 20 June 1856 (buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), when he was succeeded by his only son,
1856–1889 HSH honoré Charles III, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Founded the Order of St Charles 15 March 1858, formally recognised as an independent Sovereign by France 2 February 1861, conceded to François Blanc the right to exploit the Société des Bains de Mer et du Cercle des Etrangers at Monte Carlo for 50 years from 1863 establishing the future prosperity of the Principality of Monaco, born at Paris 8 December 1818, married at Brussels 28 September 1846 Antoinette Ghislaine de Merode (born at Brussels 28 September 1828; died at Monaco 10 February 1864), daughter of Werner Jean Baptiste Ghislain de Mérode, Comte de Mérode and his wife Comtesse Victoire Louise Albertine Xaviere de Spangen d’Uyternesse, and died at Château de Marchais 10 September 1889 (buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), when he was succeeded by his only son,
1889–1922 HSH Albert I honoré charles, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, a distinguished marine biologist who founded the Institut Océanographique at Monaco and the Institut de Paléontologie humaine at Paris, promulgated a Constitution for Monaco 5 January 1911, born at Paris 13 November 1848, married first at Château de Marchais 21 September 1869 (annulled by the Roman Curia 3 January 1880 and dissolved by ordinance of HSH Charles III, Sovereign Prince of Monaco 28 July 1880) Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton (born at Hamilton Palace, Lanarkshire, Scotland 11 December 1850, married second at Florence 2 June 1880 HSH Tasziló, Prince Festetics von Tolna (born at Vienna 8 May 1850; died at Festetics Palace, Keszthely 4 May 1933, buried at Festetics Palace, Keszthely), and died at Budapest 14 May 1922, buried at Festetics Palace, Keszthely), only daughter of HG William Alexander Anthony Archibald Hamilton, 11th Duke of Hamilton and 8th Duke of Brandon and his wife HGDH Princess Marie Amelie Elisabeth Caroline of Baden. HSH Albert I, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, married second at Paris 31 October 1889 (judicially separated at Monaco 30 May 1902, confirmed by the Civil Tribunal of Paris 3 June 1902) Marie Alice Heine (born at New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 10 February 1857; died 22 December 1925, buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris), widow of Marie Odet Richard Armand de La Chapelle de Saint-Jean de Jumilhac, 7th Duc de Richelieu, and daughter of Michel Heine and his wife Marie Amélie Céleste Miltenberger, and died at Paris 26 June 1922 (buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), when he was succeeded by his only son,
1922–1949 HSH Louis II honoré charles antoine, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, served in French Army as Hereditary Prince of Monaco and attained the rank of général de brigade and the Médaille Militaire, born at Baden-Baden 12 July 1870, married at Monaco 24 July 1946 Ghislaine Marie Françoise Dommanget (born at Rheims 13 October 1900; died at Paris 30 April 1991, buried at Passy Cemetery, Paris), formerly wife of André Brulé, widow of Paul Diey, and daughter of Colonel Robert Joseph Dommanget, French Cavalry and his wife Marie Louise Meunier, and died at Prince’s Palace of Monaco 9 May 1949 (buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), when he was succeeded by his grandson,
1949–2005 HSH Rainier III louis henri maxence bertrand, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Founded the Order of Cultural Merit 1952, the Order of the Grimaldi 1954 and the Order of the Crown of Monaco 1960, born at Monaco 31 May 1923, married at Prince’s Palace of Monaco 18 April 1956 (civil) and at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco 19 April 1956 (religious) Grace Patricia Kelly (born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 12 November 1929; died at Monaco 14 September 1982, buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), second daughter of John Brendan Kelly, Sr and his wife Margaret Katherine Majer, and died at Monaco 6 April 2005 (buried at St Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco), having had issue,
1a •HRH Princess Caroline Louise Marguerite of Monaco, born at Prince’s Palace of Monaco 23 January 1957, married first at Monaco 28 June 1978 (civil) and 29 June 1978 (religious) (divorced 9 October 1980, annulled 27 February 1992) •Philippe Michel Francis Junot (born at Paris 19 April 1940), son of Michel Junot, Deputy Mayor of Paris and his wife Lydia Tyckjaert. •HRH Princess Caroline of Monaco, married second at Prince’s Palace of Monaco 29 December 1983 Stefano Andrea Casiraghi (born at Milan 8 September 1960; died in boating accident near Cap Ferrat 3 October 1990, buried at Chapelle de la Paix, Monaco), son of Giancarlo Casiraghi and his wife Fernanda Biffi, and has issue,
1b •Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi, born at Monaco 8 June 1984, married at Prince’s Palace of Monaco 31 August 2013 (civil) and at Rougemont, Switzerland 1 February 2014 (religious) •Tatiana Santo Domingo (born at New York 24 November 1983), only daughter of Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr and his wife Vera Rechulski, and has issue,
1c •Alexandre (Sasha) Andrea Stefano Casiraghi, born at London 21 March 2013.
2c •India Casiraghi, born at London 12 April 2015.
2b •Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi, born at Monaco 3 August 1986, with •Gad Elmaleh (born at Casablanca, Morocco 19 April 1971), son of David Elmaleh, and has issue,
1c •Raphaël Elmaleh, born at Monaco 17 December 2013.
3b •Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi, born at Monaco 5 September 1987, married at Prince’s Palace of Monaco 25 July 2015 (civil) and at Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore, Italy 1 August 2015 (religious) •Beatrice BORROMEO (born at Innichen, Bolzano, Italy 18 August 1985), only daughter of Don Carlo Ferdinando BORROMEO, Count of Arona by Donna Paola MARZOTTO.
1a (continued) •HRH Princess Caroline of Monaco, married third at Monaco 23 January 1999 (civil) and at Schloss Marienburg, Germany 27 January 1999 (religious), as his second wife, •HRH Ernst August Albert Paul Otto Rupprecht Oskar Berthold Friedrich-Ferdinand Christian-Ludwig, Prince of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg (born at Hanover, Germany 26 February 1954), eldest son of HRH Ernst August Georg Wilhelm Christian Ludwig Franz Josef Nikolaus, Prince of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg and his first wife HH Princess Ortrud Bertha Adelheid Hedwig of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, and has further issue,
4b •HRH Princess Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia of Hanover, born at Vöcklabruck, Austria 20 July 1999.
2a •HSH Albert II alexandre louis pierre, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, who succeeded his father (see above).
3a •HSH Princess Stéphanie Marie Elisabeth of Monaco, born at Monaco 1 February 1965, married first at Prince’s Palace of Monaco 1 July 1995 (divorced 4 October 1996), as his second wife, •Daniel Ducruet (born at Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes, France 27 November 1964), son of Henri Ducruet and his wife Maguy Barbero, and has issue,
1b •Louis Robert Paul Ducruet, born at Monaco 26 November 1992.
2b •Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet, born at Monaco 4 May 1994.
3a (continued) •HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, married second at Vandoeuvres, Switzerland 12 September 2003 (divorced 5 March 2005) •Adans Lopez Peres (born at Crema, Cremona, Italy 8 November 1974), son of Salvador Peres and his wife Carmen López-Calderón.
3a (continued) •HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, has further issue,
3b •Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb, born at Monaco 15 July 1998.
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