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Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi Wiki Biography

Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, better known as Princess Caroline, was born on the 23rd January 1957, in the Prince’s Palace, Monaco, of French, Irish and German ancestry. She is known all over the world for being the wife of the Prince of Hanover, Ernst August, who is the heir apparent of George III of the United Kingdom, and the heir apparent of the former throne of the Kingdom of Hanover. She is also known for being a former heir presumptive to the throne of Monaco. Her ‘career’ has been active since 1979.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Princess Caroline is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Princess Caroline counts her net worth at the impressive amount of $100 million.

Princess Caroline Net Worth $100 Million

Princess Caroline was born to Rainier III, who was the Prince of Monaco, and mother Grace Kelly, a former American actress; she is the older sister of Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie. Thus, by birth she is a part of the House of Grimaldi, and as the first child of Prince of Monaco, she was entitled as an heir presumptive to the throne of Monaco from her birth until the birth of her brother Prince Albert II. She went to St. Mary’s School in Ascot, England, and she also earned her French baccalauréat with honors in 1974, after which she enrolled at the Sorbonne University, from which she minored in Psychology and Biology, and graduated with a degree in Philosophy.

Speaking about her career, Princess Caroline was appointed in 1979 to the position of the President of the Monegasque Committee for the International Year of the Child by her father.

Two years later, she established her own organization called ‘Jeune J’écoute’ (Young I Hear), which helps students with their education. She is also known for her collaboration with other charities, such as the Princess Grace Foundation, the World Association of Children’s Friends (AMADE), UNICEF, etc. She is also a sponsor of the International School of Paris, The Spring Arts Festival, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, which she founded, among others.

Furthermore, after the death of her mother in 1982, Princess Caroline began to serve as de facto first lady of Monaco, being in that position until 2011, when her brother Princess Albert II officially married.

Thanks to her accomplishments, Princess Caroline has earned a number of recognitions and awards, including when she was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 2003, when she won Children’s Champion Award from UNICEF in 2006, and beside that, she was also honored with the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Charles.

Regarding her personal life, Caroline married businessman Philippe Junot in 1978, but although they divorced two years later, their marriage was not annulled by the Vatican until 1992. Thus, the children from her second marriage with Stefano Casiraghi (1983-1990) were considered “illegitimate” by the Roman Catholic Monaco, and technically were ineligible for Monaco’s royal succession. In 1999, she married the Prince of Hanover, Ernst August, with whom she has a daughter.

Full Name Caroline, Princess of Hanover
Net Worth $100 Million
Date Of Birth January 23, 1957
Died December 28, 1757, St James’s Palace, St James’s, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Prince’s Palace, Monaco
Height 5′ 7″ (1.7 m)
Profession Heir presumptive
Education St Mary’s School, Ascot
Nationality American
Spouse Prince Ernst August of Hanover (m. 1999), Stefano Casiraghi (m. 1983–1990), Philippe Junot (m. 1978–1980)
Children Charlotte Casiraghi, Andrea Casiraghi, Pierre Casiraghi, Princess Alexandra of Hanover
Parents Grace Kelly, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
Siblings Stephanie, Albert II, Prince of Monaco
1 Andrea, Charlotte and Pierre were born in Monaco and Alexandra in Vöcklabruck, Austria.
2 Had relationship with Guillermo Vilas in early 80s.
3 Prince Ernst August of Hanover is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth (her 7th great-grandfather, Georg, Kurfürst von Hannover, was crowned George I of Great Britain in 1714). Queen Elizabeth issued a Declaration in Council in 1999, granting Ernst permission to marry Caroline, pursuant to the British Royal Marriages Act 1772. Without the Royal Assent, the marriage would have been void in Britain where Ernst’s family owns property, and his lawful descendants remain in succession to both the British crown and the suspended peerages of the Dukedom of Cumberland and Teviotdale, and the Earldom of Armagh. In order for Caroline to retain her claim to the throne of Monaco and to transmit succession rights to future offspring, she and Ernst were obliged to obtain the approval of France, as per the since-defunct Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1918, and of her father, in his capacity as the sovereign of Monaco.
4 Her daughter Charlotte became mother to a boy, Raphael born in Monaco on 17 December 2013.
5 Her son Andrea became father to a boy, Alexandre born in London on 21 March 2013 and a daughter, India born in London on 12 April 2015.
6 Separated from Ernst August summer 2009.
7 Her great-great-great-great grandmother was Yolande Martine Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, who has been played by, among others, Rose Byrne, Claudia Cardinale, and Ruth Hussey.
8 In 1983 was engaged to Roberto “Robertino” Rossellini, son of Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman.
9 Aunt of Jazmin Grace Grimaldi & Alexandre Coste.
10 Best friends with Karl Lagerfeld, Inès De La Fressange, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Marco Balestri, Antonio Varenna, Hélène Boitel and Marina Palma.
11 Her second husband Stefano Casiraghi died at 30, in speed boat accident.
12 The church marriage with Junot was annulled by the Vatican in 1992.
13 Has a degree in philosophy, psychology and biology from the Sorbonne.
14 Speaks French, English, German, Spanish and Italian.
15 Due to her engagement for children in danger, she was awarded the UNICEF Children’s Champions Award (2006).
16 Obtained a judgment from the European Court of Human Rights condemning Germany for not respecting her right to a private life, following publications of photographs depicting the Princess in her daily life (24 June 2004).
17 Her husband Ernst August of Hanover is an uncle of Albert Thilo Ludwig Arndt, Prince of Hanover (b. 1999), Eugenia, Princess of Hanover (b. 2001) and Oscar Julius Heinrich Ferdinand Nick (b. 1996).
18 Sister-in-law of Prince Heinrich of Hanover and Princess Charlene of Monaco.
19 After the death of her father, Prince Rainier of Monaco, on 6 April, 2005, her new title is “Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline, The Princess of Hanover, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Royal Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Marquise of Baux, and by birth Her Serene Highness the Hereditary Princess of Monaco.” Along with her youngest daughter, HRH Princess Alexandra, she outranks her father, brother, and sister in the ranking of royalty since HRH (His/Her Royal Highness) ranks above HSH (His/Her Serene Highness).
20 Her official royal title is “Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline, The Princess of Hanover, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Royal Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, and by birth Princess of Monaco”.
21 When Grace Kelly was scanning the royal houses of Europe for a suitor for Caroline, her favorite candidate became Prince Ernst August of Hanover. Ernst’s impeccable breeding, Grace hoped, would be a stabilizing influence on her headstrong daughter. More than two decades and two marriages later, Caroline married him.
22 Children with Ernst August of Hanover: Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Royal Princess of Great Britain and Ireland (b. 20 July 1999). Alexandra is the only one of Caroline’s children to bear a royal title.
23 Children with Stefano Casiraghi: Andrea Albert Pierre (b. 8 June 1984), Charlotte Marie Pomeline (b. 3 August 1986), Pierre Rainier Stefano (b. 5 September 1987).
24 Older sister of Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco.
25 Daughter of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco.


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Glück und Liebe in Monaco 1959 Tochter


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Don Giovanni, Dramma giocoso en deux actes 2015 TV Movie patron: Opéra de Monte-Carlo – as S.A.R. la princesse de Hanovre


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Lagerfeld Confidential 2007 Documentary thanks – as Caroline de Monaco


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Étoiles et toiles 1985 TV Series documentary Herself
The Making of ‘Superman II’ 1982 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1958 TV Series Herself
66th Grand Prix of Monaco 2008 TV Movie documentary Trophy presentation
Robert Wilson: Video Portraits 2008 Documentary short
Lagerfeld Confidential 2007 Documentary Herself (as Caroline de Monaco)
Corazón de… 2005 TV Series Herself
Boda real 2004 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
Meet the Royals 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Bambán Club 1991 TV Series Herself – Guest
Le grand échiquier 1988 TV Series Herself – Main Guest

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
Million Dollar American Princesses 2016 TV Mini-Series Herself
A polos 25 2010 TV Series Herself
Die Fürsten von Monaco 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Tenue de soirée 2007 TV Series Herself
Colors en sèrie 2007 TV Series Herself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Herself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Herself
Corazón de… 2005 TV Series Herself
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
A Royal Family 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Herself – Daughter
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Herself
Grace Kelly: The American Princess 1987 Video documentary Herself (uncredited)