Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco

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Jacques
Hereditary Prince of Monaco
Marquis of Baux
Born (2014-12-10) 10 December 2014 (age 2)
Princess Grace Hospital Centre, La Colle, Monaco
Full name
Jacques Honoré Rainier
House Grimaldi
Father Albert II, Prince of Monaco
Mother Charlene Wittstock
Monégasque princely family

Great coat of arms of the house of Grimaldi.svg

HSH The Prince
HSH The Princess


HRH The Princess of Hanover
HSH Princess Stéphanie

Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux (Jacques Honoré Rainier Grimaldi; born 10 December 2014), is the heir apparent to the Monegasque throne. He is the twin son of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene.

Birth[edit]

On 30 May 2014, it was announced that Princess Charlene was pregnant, after much speculation it was confirmed on 9 October 2014, that the couple was expecting twins by the end of the year.[1]

On November 21, 2014, the palace announced that each twin would have the right to a salvo of 21 cannon shots at birth; in addition, the day would be declared a holiday.[2] On January 7, 2015 the children were presented to the Monegasque people.[3]

On 10 December 2014, Jacques was born at Monaco's Princess Grace Hospital,[4] two minutes after his sister Gabriella,[4] the Prince's Palace of Monaco released a statement describing how the birth was to be celebrated in the principality. Forty-two cannon shots (twenty-one for each child) were to be fired from the Fort Antoine and church bells were to ring for fifteen minutes, followed by boat horns, the twins were presented on 7 January 2015 which was declared a public holiday in Monaco.[5]

Princess Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer for South Africa, revealed that she chose the name Jacques, a name of French origin that is common in her homeland, the names Honoré and Rainier are common among previous rulers of Monaco.[6] He received the title Marquis of Baux from his father.[4] Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella have an older half-sister, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, and an older half-brother, Alexandre Coste, from their father's previous relationships.[7]

The twins were baptised at the Cathedral of Monaco on 10 May 2015.[8]

Titles and styles[edit]

The prince's full title and style is: His Serene Highness Prince Jacques Honoré Rainier Grimaldi, Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monaco's Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene expecting baby". BBC News Europe. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jour férié et coups de canons pour les jumeaux de Charlène de Monaco". L'Express. Nov 21, 2014. Retrieved Mar 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Albert et Charlène de Monaco : présentation officielle des jumeaux le 7 janvier 2015". La Voix du Nord. Dec 12, 2014. Retrieved Mar 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c Marciano, Catherine (11 December 2014). "Joy in Monaco over arrival of royal twins". Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Press release". Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gala Interview". Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Monaco royal wedding: No bridesmaid or page boy role for Albert's children". HELLO!. Oct 29, 2011. Retrieved Dec 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Princess Charlene and Prince Albert baptise their twins Gabriella and Jacques in Monaco". HELLO!. May 10, 2015. Retrieved Oct 20, 2015. 
Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco
Born: 10 December 2014
Lines of succession
First
Succession to the Monegasque throne Followed by
Princess Gabriella
Monegasque royalty
Preceded by
Caroline, Princess of Hanover
Hereditary Prince of Monaco
10 December 2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Albert II
Marquis of Baux
10 December 2014–present