Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II are expecting their first child together, a palace aide tells Us Weekly. Credit: Rindoff/Le Segretain/Palais Princier for Louis Vuitton/French Select/Getty Images

Another royal baby on the way! Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco  are expecting their first child together, the couple says in a statement. 


".S.H the Prince and the Princess of Monaco are delighted to announce the pregnancy of H.S.H. Princess Charlene. The birth is expected at the end of the year."


Although the 56-year-old monarch has two other children, this is his first with Princess Charlene (maiden name: Wittstock), 36, whom he wed in Monaco in July 2011. 

Albert II is the son of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and the late Hollywood legend Grace Kelly. The couple's baby-to-be joins Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, 22, and Alexandre Coste, 10, Albert's children from previous relationships. 

The royal couple met in 2000 when Wittstock—a competitive swimmer—visited Monaco for a swimming competition.