Princess Charlene and Her Glorious Earrings Attend The 68th Annual Red Cross Ball

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Last night, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene arrived at  the Salle des Etoiles in Monaco to officially open this year’s Red Cross Gala, an event that thanks donors for making it possible for the organization to carry out its work.

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Charlene wore the most glorious lilac gown that looked hand-painted (and was no doubt custom-made).

Two different designers- Valentino and Armani Prive – are being credited with the gown, but neither one has confirmed. So…  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

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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

The Babies Wore Dior: Monaco Twins Get Baptized, Didn’t Cry Once

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The princely little poppets of Monaco were baptized in a Catholic ceremony today, and I think this is the first time I’ve seen Princess Charlene so friggin’ happy.

Gabriella Thérése Marie and her younger brother (by two minutes) Jacques Honoré Rainier Grimaldi were born on December 10th, 2014.  Because of male primogeniture, Jacques is heir to the Monegasque throne.

 

The christening was live-streamed, according to People, showing off two five-month-olds with growing personality.  Jacques was described as “wide awake and playful” as he was carried into the Cathedral of Monaco by his mother,  while Gabriella snoozed in her dad, Prince Albert’s arms.  Continue reading