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Princess Charlene Introduces Royal Baby Twins To Monaco

12/12/2017 02:56 GMT

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco have proudly introduced their twins, Prince Jacques Honoré Rainier and Princess Gabriella Thérèse Marie, to the public.

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There was reportedly a cheer from the crowds as the couple appeared on the balcony of the Prince's Palace of Monaco to present their beautiful bundles.

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Charlene, 36, looked chic in a cream Akris coat and gloves as she managed to wave while holding one of the twins, and husband Albert, 42, cradled the other.

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The royal babies were born at the Princess Grace Hospital - named after their grandmother - on 10 December.

The first public appearance of the twins on Wednesday was celebrated with the day being declared a public holiday, meaning over 3,000 people flocked to below the balcony to catch a glimpse.

Streets and buildings were decorated with flags, as preparations for the event began on Tuesday.

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Monaco's inheritance law favours males, meaning Jacques will one day become the ruler of Monaco, and will be known as His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux. Wow, that's a mouthful.

Gabriella, meanwhile, has the title of Her Serene Highness The Countess of Carladès.

Albert has two other children, Jazmin, 22, and Alexandre Coste, 11, but neither are eligible to inherit the throne because they were born out of wedlock.

After the twins and their parents, Albert's eldest sister, Princess Caroline, is next in line, with her sons Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi following her.

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert Introduce Royal Twins Gabriella and Jacques to Monaco



Speaking to French magazine Paris Match, Charlene said she is "crazy in love" with the twins, who were born two weeks early via caesarean section, and added that spending time with them is "magical".

"What I can tell you is that they are both very active and very expressive," she said. "They are beautiful, adorable, I'm crazy in love with them."

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