Albert takes the Monaco crown
Kim Willsher in Paris
Wednesday July 13, 2005
The only son of Prince Rainier and the actor Grace Kelly, who gave up Hollywood for the life of a princess before dying in a car crash in 1982, he has taken part in the past five Winter Olympics as a bobsledder and had largely kept his private life private.
Then Nicole Coste, 33, a former Air France flight attendant from Togo, revealed that she had had a five-year affair with the prince that resulted in the birth of her son Alexandre. Since then three other women have claimed secret affairs with the prince, and there are reports that he may have fathered other children.