Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi was born on March 14, 1958 and educated in Monaco and Amherst College in Massachusetts in the United States.
Fluent in English, French, Italian and German, Albert became a roving commercial ambassador for his country's booming business interests for years and also served as head of Monaco's delegation to the United Nations.
'Albert has never settled down in the past, but knows that the time is now right to produce the next ruler of Monaco.' Albert has dated some of the world's most famous and beautiful women, including Angie Everhart, Brooke Shields, and supermodel Claudia Schiffer. Albert has a 15-year-old daughter Jazmin Grace Grimaldi with Californian Tamara Rotolo.
His fatherhood was only confirmed by DNA three years ago after a long legal battle.
Only 'direct and legitimate' descendants born within marriage are allowed to rule the tiny Mediterranean tax-haven.
However, Prince Albert II of Monaco has a unique insight into the situation and has offered the couple his advice in a new interview.
The royal palace said in a statement that the engagement was announced today between the 52-year-old prince and 32-year-old Wittstock.
It does not indicate a planned wedding date for the pair, who have been dating for four years.
“Being an actress, in a way, gets you a little prepared but nothing really can prepare you for the constant pace of it,” he adds.
Prince Albert’s late father, Prince Rainier III, had an even more intimate understanding of what it’s like for a royal to date a well-known Hollywood star.
However, she is more famous for representing South Africa as a swimmer in the 2000 Olympics.