posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 08:18 PM
Prince Albert, the 47 year old confirmed bachelor son of Prince Rainier and hollywood beauty Grace Kelly was this week elevated to the reins of power
in the tiny Europeon Principality of Monaco as his father lies gravely ill and is not expected to recover. The change in rulership occured after the
royal council decreed that Prince Rainier was unable to continue his royal duties after he was placed on a respirator suffering heart and kidney
A crown commission decided that the monarch was unable to exercise his royal functions and Prince Albert, 47, was asked to become temporary ruler of
He is the only son of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly, the actress who died in a car crash in 1982. He will become head of state when his father
Prince Albert is set to accede to the throne without fulfilling his father’s public request that he should provide an heir before doing so: he is
childless and unmarried.
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It has long been a power struggle in Monaco over the regency and rulership as Prince Albert has no children and is not expected to marry at any time
in the near future. Princess Caroline, his sister and Mother Of Prince Andrea, who is the heir to Prince Albert until he has a male child has long
petitioned for her cause to be named regent in her brothers place. The principality has a strict code about the succession of male heirs to the
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[edit on 1-4-2005 by Mayet]