The Palace of Monaco announced on Wednesday 23 June 2010 the engagement of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Ms Charlene Wittstock.
HSH Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Marquis des Baux, was born on 14 March 1958.
His Highness is the son of Prince Rainier III, Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi (31 May 1923 - 6 April 2005) and Princess Grace, née Kelly (12 November 1929 - 14 September 1982).
HSH Prince Albert II succeeded His father, Prince Rainier III, 12 July 2005.
Ms Charlene Lynette Wittstock is of South African nationality and was born on 25 January 1978 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Before settling in Monaco, Charlene Lynette Wittstock was a youth worker.