Normally, the eldest son becomes the king, but Prince Rainier has said that Prince Albert is "not ready". This apparently refers to the fact that Prince Albert is not married and has produced no heir. He might even be gay.
For this reason, CNN News and other sources have reported that the "investiture ceremony will not take place until a national period of mourning has concluded." Normally, the new monarch is crowned immediately after the previous one dies. Why wait?
Because of doubts about Prince Albert, the law of Monaco was changed to allow a daughter of Prince Rainier to become Queen. However, Princess Stephanie got herself knocked up and had a bastard kid by an elephant trainer and then for good measure she got married to a trapeze artist, so she might get kicked off the list.
Similarly, going down the list of possible heirs it seems that every one of them is disqualified for one reason or another.
Until one comes to the name of Sam Sloan, who is eminently qualified to become the next ruler of Monaco.
This is because Sam Sloan is the 13th cousin of Prince Rainier of Monaco, one generation removed.
Here is the proof:
The mother of Prince Rainier Grimaldi III of MONACO was Charlotte Of VALENTINOIS.
The father of Charlotte Of VALENTINOIS was Louis II Honore Charles Of MONACO.
The mother of Louis II Honore Charles Of MONACO was Mary Victoria DOUGLAS HAMILTON.
The mother of Mary Victoria DOUGLAS HAMILTON was Marie Amelia Elizabeth Caroline Princess Of BADEN.
The Father of Marie Amelia Elizabeth Caroline Princess Of BADEN was Karl Ludwig Friedrich Grand Duke Of BADEN.
The mother of Karl Ludwig Friedrich Grand Duke Of BADEN was Amalie (Friederike) Princess Of HESSE-DARMSTADT.
The father of Amalie (Friederike) Princess Of HESSE-DARMSTADT was Ludwig IX Landgrave Of HESSE-DARMSTADT.
The mother of Ludwig IX Landgrave Of HESSE-DARMSTADT was Charlotte Christine Magdalene Countess Of HANAU-LICHTENBERG.
The mother of Charlotte Christine Magdalene Countess Of HANAU-LICHTENBERG was Dorothea Friederike Princess Of BRANDENBURG-ANSBACH.
The mother of Dorothea Friederike Princess Of BRANDENBURG-ANSBACH was Johanne Elisabeth Princess Of BADEN.
The mother of Johanne Elisabeth Princess Of BADEN was Christine Magdalene Countess Of ZWEIBRUCKEN-KLEEBURG.
The mother of Christine Magdalene Countess Of ZWEIBRUCKEN-KLEEBURG was Catharina Karlsdotter (Vasa) Princess Of SWEDEN.
The father of Catharina Karlsdotter (Vasa) Princess Of SWEDEN was Karl IX Gustafsson (Vasa) King Of SWEDEN.
The father of Karl IX Gustafsson (Vasa) King Of SWEDEN was Gustaf I ERIKSSON KING OF SWEDEN VASA.
Another son (by a different wife) of Gustaf I ERIKSSON KING OF SWEDEN VASA was Erik XIV GUSTAFSSON (VASA) KING OF SWEDEN.
A daughter of Erik XIV GUSTAFSSON (VASA) KING OF SWEDEN was Virginia ERIKSDOTTER (VASA).
A daughter of Virginia ERIKSDOTTER (VASA) was Katarina HAKANSDOTTER-HAND.
A daughter of Katarina HAKANSDOTTER-HAND was Virginia JOHANSDOTTER-RYTTER.
A son of Virginia JOHANSDOTTER-RYTTER was Goran Goranssson-Stierna.
A daughter of Goran Goranssson-Stierna was Maria Elisabet Goransdotter-Stierna.
A son of Maria Elisabet Goransdotter-Stierna was Joran Magnus Andersson LEIJONFLYCHT.
A daughter of Joran Magnus Andersson LEIJONFLYCHT was Helena Joransdotter LEIJONFLYCHT.
A son of Helena Joransdotter LEIJONFLYCHT was Jonas NILSSON.
A daughter of Jonas NILSSON was Maria JONASDOTTER.
A daughter of Maria JONASDOTTER was Anna Stina BENGTSDOTTER.
A daughter of Anna Stina BENGTSDOTTER was Emily PETERSON.
A daughter of Emily PETERSON was Emily Bayfield.
A son of Emily Bayfield was Leroy Bayfield Sloan.
A son of Leroy Bayfield Sloan is Sam Sloan.
Thus, it is proved conclusively that Sam Sloan is in line to become King of Monaco.
Not at the head of the line it is true, but a few of the others might be passed over to get to him.