Royals In Rio: Queen Maxima, Prince Albert and More Cheer On Their Olympic Teams

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Just because William and Catherine sat this round out doesn’t mean that other royals were going to watch the Summer Games from the comfort of their homes.

Queen Maxima packed up her chicest summer pieces, as well as orange pants for her husband, and brought her family to her native South America (Her Majesty originally hails from Argentina).

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia supported the Swedish national team, Prince Albert cheered on Monaco, Prince Frederick did the same with Denmark, as did Princess Anne for Great Britain.

What was most pleasant to see was how relaxed the royals looked sitting in the grandstands watching events.    Continue reading

VIDEO: The Monaco Twins Chew On Toys, Commandeer Mom and Dad’s Interview

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella end of year interview 2015

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The Prince’s Palace of Monaco released a video on Facebook of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with their one-year-old twins, Jacques and Gabriella.

The interview took place in early December, and a DVD was sent to citizens of Monaco recapping the twins’ first year.

Charlene and Albert described parenthood while the children chewed on toys and crawled around the room.

“They’re very active, very playful, absolutely adorable and a lot of work!” Charlene said.

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The twins don’t suffer from stranger danger yet, which is great considering their future duty to Monaco.

“I think they seem very much at ease with all the people they meet, with other children, but also adults.” Albert said.

Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer, made sure to get the children in the water even before they took their first steps.

“They love their bath,” Charlene said of her water babies.  Continue reading

The Princely Monaco Twins Wish You a Happy Christmas

Prince Albert Princess Charlene Prince Jacques Princess Gabriella Christmas Photo 2015

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Oh my GOD, look at these little butterballs.

While Princess Charlene posed ever so elegantly, Princess Gabriella chewed on an ornament/apple and looked at something off camera…as you do.

Meanwhile, Prince Albert held Prince Jacques, who was likely in the middle of water color class when he was commanded to appear in the family’s 2015 Christmas card.  Continue reading