Albert was an enthusiastic sportsman, participating in cross country, javelin throwing, handball, judo, swimming, tennis, rowing, sailing, skiing, squash and fencing. Albert competed in the bobsleigh at five consecutive Winter Olympics for Monaco, taking part in both the two-man and four-man events.
Bred as socialites, they were sent out into the world with the most rudimentary education.
So far, the French papers haven’t updated their stories.
(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 Grimaldi.
Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Alexandra, Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo, Charlotte Casiraghi and her son Raphael Elmaleh and Lamberto Sanfelice were photographed while they were on holiday in Tuscany coast of Italy. Other photos taken on another day, Charlotte Casiraghi and Lamberto Sanfelice, Raphael Elmaleh, Princess Caroline of Hannover, Princess Alexandra.
His godmother was the Spanish queen Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg, and his godfather was Prince Louis of Polignac.
He spent a year training in various princely duties and enrolled at Amherst College, in Massachusetts, in 1977 as Albert Grimaldi, studying political science, economics, music, and English literature; he also joined Chi Psi fraternity. He spent the summer of 1979 touring Europe and the Middle East with the Amherst Glee Club, and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.
Albert also undertook an exchange program with the University of Bristol, at the Alfred Marshall School of Economics and Management in 1979.
One became an IRA freedom fighter, another an international Marxist.
Several chose to marry unconventional men, from monarchs to rock stars.