If you watched the royal wedding between Prince Albert and Princess Charlene the other day, then you saw Andrea Casiraghi, the dashing royal who also happens to be heir to an Italian oil fortune.
Though he doesn't carry a title, Andrea has already projected the glamorous image of a 21st century prince. He inherited the dashing good looks of his Italian businessman father Stefano Casiraghi, who died in a tragic speed boat accident in 1990. Andrea, the eldest of Stefano's three children with Princess Caroline, was just six years old at the time. Born on June 8, 1984 in Monte Carlo, Andrea, along with younger siblings Charlotte and Pierre, grew up in his family's country estate in Saint Remy de Provence, far from the glamour of Monaco where his grandfather reigned. Highly regarded for his skills as a skier, rider, footballer and long distance runner while at secondary school in Paris, he speaks French and English as well as some German and Italian.Growing up mostly in France, he studied for the International Baccalaureate exam at the International School of Paris; he took the exam in the summer of 2002. Besides French, he is fluent in several languages, including English and his father's native Italian. Following a period at Canada's McGill University, he eventually graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in visual arts and international politics from the American University of Paris.
Known for his delicate blond good looks and athletic skills, he rides, skis, plays football and also guitar; he was included by People Magazine in 1999 in the Top 50 World's Most Beautiful People. In 2008 he was included as 10th on the list of the "20 Hottest Young Royals" as compiled by Forbes.