Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco

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Hereditary Prince of Monaco
Marquis of Baux
Born (2014-12-10)10 December 2014 (age &&&&&&&&&&&025997 years)
The Princess Grace Hospital Centre, Monaco
Full name
Jacques Honoré Rainier
House Grimaldi
Father Albert II, Prince of Monaco
Mother Charlene Wittstock

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

Name and title

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Royal Monogram of Prince Jacques

Jacques was born at Monaco's Princess Grace Hospital,[1] two minutes after his sister Gabriella.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] He received the title Marquis of Baux from his father.[1] 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.[4]


The twins were baptised at the Cathedral of Monaco on 10 May 2015. Jacques' godparents are his father's cousin Christopher Le Vine Jr, and Diane de Polignac Nigra.[5] Jacques and his sister wore custom Dior christening gowns embroidered with their monograms.[6]

At 7 months old, he and his sister were trained by the South African Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy to have water survival skills.[7] His mother stated that they enjoy being in the water and are talented at swimming.[8]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Marciano, Catherine (11 December 2014). "Joy in Monaco over arrival of royal twins". Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 11 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Press release". Retrieved 12 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Gala Interview". Retrieved 19 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Monaco royal wedding: No bridesmaid or page boy role for Albert's children". HELLO!. Oct 29, 2011. Retrieved Dec 19, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Princess Charlene and Prince Albert baptise their twins Gabriella and Jacques in Monaco". HELLO!. May 10, 2015. Retrieved Oct 20, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Monaco's Princess Charlene matches her twins in Dior for baptism". HELLO!. May 11, 2015. Retrieved Oct 20, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy Facebook".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Princess Charlene describes her twins: 'Jacques is the boss, Gabriella is a real princess'". HELLO!. Jul 20, 2015. Retrieved Sep 26, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco
Born: 10 December 2014
Lines of succession
Succession to the Monegasque throne Followed by
Princess Gabriella
Monegasque royalty
Preceded by
Hereditary Prince of Monaco
10 December 2014–present
Preceded by
Albert II
Marquis of Baux
10 December 2014–present