May 30, 200603:57 PMThe Life
Monaco's prince fathered PD teen?
May 30, 2006 - 03:57 PMAccording to the French newspaper Le Figaro, Prince Albert II of Monaco is preparing to announce he's the father of a Palm Desert resident.
The translated web page describes Jazmin Grace Rotolo, age 14, as "a girl ripe, sympathetic nerve and intelligent..."
June updates:  Linda from Montpellier, France writes: Your translation of the article from Le Figaro is wrong. The girl is described as "mature, nice, and intelligent" not "a girl ripe, sympathetic nerve, and intelligent." Exactly, Linda. Why link to an automatic translator, if it doesn't have a sense of humor?!  For more fun, here's a translated version of the official announcement from a Grimaldi lawyer: "It goes without saying the dynastic question does not arise." I love French grammar... and the way this guy goes out of his way to actually say something that goes without saying.  It sounds like Albert has provided financial support for Jazmin, but one can't help wondering if he's acknowledged two illegitimate children during this past year just to squelch the gay rumors.  Finally (courtesy of The Desert Sun), check out some photos of Jazmin and a copy of her birth certificate which lists Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi of Monaco as her father. Is it true that dudes with more than four names automatically qualify for a discount at Wal-Mart?