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Monaco

Andrea Casiraghi, eldest son of Princess Caroline of Hanover, celebrates 37th birthday


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Andrea Casiraghi was born on 8 June 1984 in La Colle, Monaco, as the eldest child of Princess Caroline of Hanover and her second husband, Italian athlete Stefano Casiraghi. Stefano Casiraghi died tragically in a boating accident in 1990, aged 30. Princess Caroline decided that Andrea shouldn’t be given a title in order to lead a more normal life. After Stefano Casiraghi’s death, Princess Caroline moved the family to the family estate at Saint Remy de Provence, away from the intense media attention of the Monegasque and French press. Andrea is the eldest grandchild of Prince Rainier III, who ruled Monaco from 1949 to 2005, and famous American actress Grace Kelly. He is fourth in line of succession to the throne, after his uncle’s children, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, and Princess Caroline.

Andrea received his International Baccalaureate from the International School of Paris. He earned a bachelor’s degree in international politics and visual arts from the American University of Paris in 2006. Apart from French, Andrea is fluent in English, German, and Italian. Andrea is involved in many philanthropic activities in Monaco and beyond.

Andrea is actively involved with Association Mondiale des Amis de l’Enfance (AMADE). AMADE is a children’s charity founded in 1963 by Princess Grace after witnessing the suffering of children in Vietnam. AMADE, now run by Princess Caroline, supports children’s health and education initiatives throughout the world. He also supports Motrice Foundation, which focuses on cerebral palsy and works with AMADE. He spent eight months in Africa teaching in Senegal, Togo, and Niger.

In July 2012, Princess Caroline announced the engagement of Andrea Casiraghi and Colombian billionaire heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo, a scion of one of the wealthiest families in South America. The couple dated for seven years and married on 31 August 2013, at The Prince’s Palace in Monaco. They have three children: Alexandre Andrea Stefano Casiraghi, (b. 2013); India Casiraghi, (b. 2015); and Maximilian Rainier, (b. 2018).