Louis Ducruet

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Louis Ducruet
Born Louis Robert Paul Ducruet
(1992-11-26) 26 November 1992 (age 25)
Princess Grace Hospital Centre, La Colle, Monaco[1]
Parent(s) Daniel Ducruet
Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
Relatives Pauline Ducruet (sister)
Camille Gottlieb (half-sister)

Louis Robert Paul Ducruet (born November 26, 1992) is the son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco and Daniel Ducruet who were married in a civil ceremony on July 1, 1995. His sister Pauline Grace Ducruet was born on May 4, 1994. Ducruet has a half-brother Michaël, and a half-sister Camille Marie.[1] Although he holds no title, he is a grandson of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and American actress Grace Kelly. As nephew of Prince Albert II, he is currently 13th in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. Ducruet is a soccer fan and supports the AS Monaco FC team with great enthusiasm. He is fluent in French and English and Monegasque. He also speaks some German, Italian and Japanese.

Early life[edit]

For the first six or seven years of his life, he lived with his parents in Monaco-Ville. His parents were married in 1995, but divorced a year later.[2] For a couple of years, he lived in Auron, France, then he moved with his mother and sisters to the Zurich area.[3] For about two years, his mother was involved with the elephant trainer Franco Knie.[4] After 2002, he and his mother and sisters returned to live in Monaco, where they live today.[4]

Education[edit]

Ducruet attended primary school in Auron. He then attended the Lycée Français de Zurich. He completed secondary schooling at Lycée Albert Premier, where he passed the Baccalauréat in 2010, with a mark of "Admis"[5]. He started his post-secondary education at Skema Business School in Sophia Antipolis, France.[6] In 2015, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management at Western Carolina University, in Cullowhee, North Carolina.[6]

Personal life[edit]

On February 12, 2018, Ducruet announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend, Ms. Marie Hoa Chevallier.[7]

Career[edit]

Immediately after secondary school, he took a summer job in the water sports department of Société des bains de mer de Monaco. He did several internships for AS Monaco and today works for the same as a scout.[8] As of March 2016, Ducruet and his father, Daniel Ducruet, are co-managers of the Monaco-based company MONADECO.[9]

Other interests[edit]

In 2013, Ducruet participated in the "4L Trophy" automobile race. The race covered 6000km, with starting points from Poitiers to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, and tracked over France, Spain, and Morocco. Ducruet and his co-driver, Ronan Imbrosciano, drove a car that was decorated in the colors and emblem of Radio Monaco. The money raised from the event provides school supplies to poor Moroccan students.[10]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biography of Princess Stéphanie Archived 2007-05-19 at the Wayback Machine. Official web site of the Monaco Palace
  2. ^ Pearl, Diana. "Princess Stephanie of Monaco's Most Notable Moments". People magazine. Time Warner. Archived from the original on 23 May 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Fleck, Fiona. "Princess Stephanie joins her elephant man". The Daily Telegraph (UK). Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Delves Broughton, Philip. "Rebel Stephanie packs her trunk and says goodbye to her circus lover". The Daily Telegraph (UK). Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  5. ^ Bac Results 2010, from schools in Nice
  6. ^ a b "The House of Grimaldi: New Generation". HelloMonaco. Archived from the original on 17 October 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  7. ^ Twitter
  8. ^ Michaels, Ashley; Coco, Tatiana (29 November 2017). Princely Monaco XXI: The House of Grimaldi in the 21st Century (Kindle ed.). ASIN: B077V5CC9Y. 
  9. ^ "Nomination d'un Cogerant - S.A.R.L. MONADECO". Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté. Journal de Monaco. Retrieved 1 December 2017. 
  10. ^ "4L Trophy: Un équipage aux couleurs de Radio Monaco!". Monaco Ma Ville. Monaco Channel. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017. 

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Louis Ducruet
Born: 26 November 1992
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Stéphanie of Monaco
Line of succession to the Monegasque throne
13th position
Succeeded by
Pauline Ducruet
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