Not even a month old! Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert presented their infant royal twins, Prince Jacques Honore Rainier and Princess Gabriella Therese Marie, for the first time on Wednesday, Jan. 7.
The proud parents, who wed in 2011, beamed at one another while carrying their precious cargo onto a balcony at the Palais Princier in Monaco at 11:45 a.m.
Princess Charlene (maiden name: Wittstock), 36, looked elegant in a cream-colored peacoat while holding the couple’s son. Albert II, son of Rainier III and the late Grace Kelly, held daughter Gabriella.
The twins’ introduction to the world was quite a spectacle. Thousands of people waved to the family and cheered from the streets. Many carried national flags and threw white and red balloons in the air.
The couple welcomed their children in December. Despite Gabriella arriving first (by two minutes!), it will be Jacques who will succeed his father as Marquis of Baux. Monaco’s Salic law states that male heirs will take the throne before their older sisters.
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