A head of state committed to protecting the environment, Prince Albert II is also a builder and a moderniser.
The son of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace, Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre was born on 14 March 1958. After attending school at Monaco’s Lycée Albert I, he studied at Amherst College in Massachusetts, USA, where he obtained a degree in Political Sciences.
As Hereditary Prince, from 1984 he supported His father in conducting the affairs of the State and represented the Principality at important international events, such as the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. On 5 October 2004, he led a delegation from Monaco to Strasbourg for the official ceremony to mark the Principality becoming the 46th member state of the Council of Europe, a decisive moment for the country’s sovereignty.