Caroline, who is personable, confident, and capable, appears to possess all of the attributes that a Princess should possess. Caroline, despite having an active social life and a large family to care for, manages to strike a balance between the two. She has taken on enormous obligations as a princess and has never let her people or the Royal family down. She is descended from the ‘House of Grimaldi,’ which has ruled Monaco in the past. While this lady continues to carry out the conventional duties of a princess, her brother, Prince Albert II, is the current ruler of the country. This Royal Lady is an athletic and adventurous individual who enjoys skiing, horseback riding, and swimming. Her mother stated that she and her sister excelled in both academics and sports. This Princess of Hanover has had many challenges in her personal life, but she has shown the strength and sanity to overcome them. She is known to have a practical approach to life and to meet all types of difficulties head on. Her altruistic aspect is an important component of the Princess of Monaco’s personality. She has been interested in philanthropic work and has been linked with organizations such as UNESCO and UNICEF. She is also credited for establishing a number of charitable organizations.
Childhood and Adolescence
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and Grace Kelly, a former American actress, welcomed their first child on January 23, 1957. Caroline Louise Marguerite was born Caroline Louise Marguerite in the Prince’s Palace in Monaco.
Prince Albert and Princess Stéphanie are the Princess’s two siblings. Caroline was eligible to the throne until the birth of her brother.
This Monaco princess obtained her schooling at Ascot’s ‘St. Mary’s School.’ She graduated with honors from the ‘French baccalauréat’ in 1974.
Later, she enrolled in the ‘Sorbonne University,’ where she earned a diploma in philosophy and minors in psychology and biology.
Later Years of Caroline, Princess of Hanover
In 1979, her father, Rainier III, the Prince of Monaco, selected her as the President of the ‘Monegasque Committee’ for the ‘International Year of the Child.’
In 1981, she started ‘Jeune J’écoute’ (Young I Hear), French organization dedicated to assisting students by providing support.
Following the death of her mother in 1982, she became the ‘de facto first lady’ of her state.
She’s involved with a number of organizations, including the ‘World Association of Children’s Friends’ (AMADE), the ‘Princess Grace Foundation,’ the ‘Prince Pierre Foundation,’ the ‘Peter Le Marchant Trust,’ and UNICEF.’
She is also a supporter of the ‘International School of Paris,’ the ‘Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra,’ the ‘Association des Guides et Scouts de Monaco,’ the ‘Monte Carlo Garden Club,’ and the ‘Spring Arts Festival.’
In 1985, Princess Caroline fulfilled her mother’s ambition by founding the classical ballet company ‘Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.’
She frequently attends important social events in Monaco, such as the ‘National Day’ celebrations, the annual ‘Rose Ball,’ ‘Red Cross Ball,’ and the Formula One ‘Monaco Grand Prix’ events.
This Princess of Hanover visited the South African Republic in 2007 to meet with the country’s previous president.
Major Projects of Caroline, Princess of Hanover
Following the death of her mother, this princess served as the ‘de facto first lady’ of Monaco from 1982 to 2011, and she performed admirably. She held the job until her brother married, at which point the family found a replacement in Charlene Winstock.
Achievements & Awards
Her kingdom has bestowed the title of ‘Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Saint-Charles’ on this Monaco princess.
This Princess of Hanover got the ‘HM King Carl XVI Gustaf 50th Anniversary Medal’ from Sweden on April 30, 1996.
On the 2nd of December, 2003, she was named UNESCO’s ‘Goodwill Ambassador,’ and two years later, Monaco named her Commander of the ‘Order of Cultural Merit.’
Caroline was awarded the ‘Children’s Champion Award’ by UNICEF on May 29, 2006.
In 2011, the ‘World Association of Children’s Friends’ (AMADE) honored the Princess for her unwavering support for the organization.
On July 3rd, 2014, France bestowed the rank of Commander of the ‘Order of Agricultural Merit’ to her.
Personal History and Legacy
This princess married Philippe Junot, a financier who was born in Paris, in June 1978. Their marriage, however, was short-lived, and they divorced after only two years together. With her first husband, Princess Caroline had no children.
She married Stefano Casiraghi, an Italian socialite, on December 29, 1983. Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi, Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi, and Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi are the couple’s three children. However, the Roman Catholic Church of Monaco did not recognize these children as legitimate, and they were not entitled to inherit to the throne of Monaco because the princess’ first marriage had not been declared void by that time.
Stefano Casiraghi, the princess’s husband, died in a sad accident while racing in a boat in 1990. Following this tragedy, the princess and her family relocated to Saint-Remy, France, where they still reside.
Princess Caroline married Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick, on January 23, 1999, and the couple welcomed a daughter, Princess Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia of Hanover, who was named after her godmothers.
Estimated Net Worth
The Princess of Monaco’s net worth is estimated to be over $100 million dollars.
The princess is considered as a fashion legend, and the ‘National Museum’ of Monaco hosted an exhibition honoring her.