Rainier of Monaco wanted Carolina to be his successor instead of Albert because the prince was not up to the task.

The storm rages in Monaco. The criticism of Albert II and his wife has not ceased since the former accountant Claude Palmero brought to light his five notebooks with the details of the Grimaldi's unbridled expenses. The newspaper The world, who has accessed the accounts recorded by the former manager throughout the 20 years he worked in the palace, also publishes that Rainier III planned how to leave his daughter Carolina as successor in Albert's place, as was the case after the prince's death in 2005..

This revelation has also reached the press through the former administrator of the Grimaldi family, Claude Palmero. Before his death, Rainier studied the possibility of his first-born daughter succeeding him and resorted in writing to legal sources in 2001, as detailed in the French newspaper through the authors of this case, the journalists Gérard Davet and Fabrice Lhomme. .

It so happens that Carolina is the oldest of the three siblings. When Rainier died, the princess was 48 years old; Albert, 47; and Estefanía, 40. The natural succession would have been the first-born. Details the newspaper that The relationship between the head of the Grimaldi House and his son was not good. They had a “difficult” relationship. The prince even considered that Alberto was not “up to the task.”

Gérard Davet and Fabrice Lhomme began diving in the palace papersor when it emerged that Alberto had fired his accountant, Palmero in 2023; to his advisor, Laurent Anselmi, and had left behind his lawyer, Thierry Lacoste. The devastating report of the palace's waste leaves Alberto and his wife, Charlene, in the center of the target. Of all the expenses noted by the former manager, the one that draws the most attention is the amount of 15 million euros that Charlene disbursed over eight years.