Prince Albert of Monaco to sue publications for publicizing he has a love child
Prince Albert of Monaco is suing a newspaper and two magazines following revelations he’s the father of an ex-flight attendant’s son.
Nicole Coste, 33, told French publication Paris-Match that the 47-year-old prince – who took over the regency of Monaco shortly before his father Prince Rainier died last month – signed the child’s birth certificate, confirming he is 20-month-old Alexandre’s dad. However, furious Prince Albert is disgusted at the media for delving so deeply into his personal life – so he’s suing British newspaper The Daily Mail, German magazine Bunte and Paris-Match for breach of privacy.
Albert’s lawyer Thierry Lacoste has confirmed that DNA tests have been carried out – and prove the royal is the father.
Baby mama Coste revealed she met Albert on a French flight from Paris to Nice in July 1997, and gave birth to Alexandre in August 2003, after the Roman Catholic monarch persuaded her to keep the child.