The boy will be the principality’s future ruler, reflecting the male priority of Monaco’s laws of succession. Prince Albert married Charlene Wittstock, a Zimbabwe-born, South Africa-raised former Olympic swimmer, in 2011. She represented South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and retired from competitive swimming in 2007. Over the years she has won several titles. Charlene met Prince Albert at the Mare Nostrum, Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2001. Charlene has two younger brothers: Gareth (born 1980), a computer technician, and Sean (born 1983), a sales representative. Charlene was given a certificate in 2014 which verified her Irish ancestry. Prince Albert has publicly recognized two other children out of wedlock.