Swedish model/actress Victoria Silvstedt has leaped to the defence of Prince Albert Ii of Monaco after he admitted he had fathered a second child out of wedlock yesterday (01JUN06). The European monarch, 48, confirmed rumours he was the father of 14-year-old Californian teen JAZMIN GRACE ROTOLO, following a brief fling with her then-married mother TAMARA ROTOLO in 1991. Silvstedt, a longtime friend of the prince, says, "Albert is so sweet and he doesn't have a mean bone in his body, so he becomes an easy target for women like that. "He should have really used protection though. I guess he'll know next time." Last year (05), Prince Albert admitted he was father to young tot ALEXANDRE following a romance with a Togo flight attendant.