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Princess Jazmin tours islands

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Monaco royalty arrived in Fiji yesterday on the start of an eight-day humanitarian tour.

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, 14, daughter of Monaco's Prince Albert, started her tour at Savusavu visiting the Savusavu Handicapped School where she handed 30,000 pre-natal vitamins for women during pregnancy.

Today, she boards the Tui Tai schooner and sets sail for seven islands.

She is selecting projects for assistance from her charitable fund www.jazminfund.com

In 1992, Californian woman Tamara J. Rotolo filed a paternity suit against Prince Albert, claiming he was the father of her illegitimate daughter, whom she named Jazmin Grace Grimaldi.

However, the case, which went to trial in 1993, was eventually dismissed by Superior Court judge Graham Anderson Cribbs, who claimed there was "insufficient contact between Albert and the state of California to justify hearing a suit there" agreeing with an assertion by the prince's lawyer that the California court had no jurisdiction.

In court, Prince Albert admitted that he had been with Tamara Rotolo in Monaco on "a couple of occasions" in July 1991.

Prince Albert later conceded that Jazmin was his daughter.


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