Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco
|Hereditary Prince of Monaco|
Marquis of Baux
|Born||10 December 2014|
Princess Grace Hospital Centre, La Colle, Monaco
|Father||Albert II, Prince of Monaco|
|Monégasque princely family|
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 son of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene and twin brother of Princess Gabriella.
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. 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. On 10 December 2014, Jacques was born at Monaco's Princess Grace Hospital Centre, two minutes after his sister Gabriella.
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.
The new Hereditary Prince was christened Jacques Honoré Rainier. Princess Charlene revealed that she chose the name Jacques, a name that is common in her homeland. The names Honoré and Rainier are common among previous rulers of Monaco. He received the title Marquis of Baux from his father.
The twins were baptised at the Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco on 10 May 2015. At this occasion, he was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Grimaldi (Ordonnance Souveraine #5306 of 10 May 2015).
Titles and styles
When referring to Jacques in French, the palace has used the term "Prince Héréditaire" to refer to the prince. However, when mentioning the prince in English, the palace has referred to Jacques as "Crown Prince" instead of "Hereditary Prince."
|Ancestors of Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco|
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- "Princess Charlene and Prince Albert baptise their twins Gabriella and Jacques in Monaco". HELLO!. May 10, 2015. Retrieved Oct 20, 2015.
- "Pique-nique des Monégasques" [Monegasque picnic] (Press release) (in French). Prince's Palace of Monaco. Sep 2, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
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Jacques, Hereditary Prince of MonacoBorn: 10 December 2014
|Lines of succession|
|| Succession to the Monegasque throne
1st in line
| Hereditary Prince of Monaco
10 December 2014–present
Prince Albert II
| Marquis of Baux|
10 December 2014–present