No end to the Royal Babies: Monaco Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene christen their beautiful twins
Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco christened their five-month old twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella in ceremony held this morning.
The royal couple posed for the crowd gathered outside the Cathedral of Monaco with their newly baptised children, who donned traditional christening gowns as their parents beamed for the cameras.
The babies were accompanied to the cathedral by their nannies and met their parents there before the ceremony.
Princess Charlene matched the bouncing babies as she opted for an ivory top with a matching knee length skirt. Her husband wore a matching ivory tie beneath a tailored black suit.
Prince Albert’s sisters Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie attended the ceremony along with Caroline’s children Pierre, Andrea and Alexandra.
Princess Stephanie’s children Pauline Ducruet and Camille Cottlieb also attended mass at the Cathedral to celebrate the twins’ special occasion.
Princess Charlene’s brother Gareth played a key role in the ceremony as he was chosen to be a godfather to Princess Gabriella. Her godmother is Nerine Pienaar, the wife of retired South African rugby player Francois Pienaar.
Prince Jacques’ godparents are Albert’s cousin Christopher Le Vine Jr and Diane de Polignac Nigra.
The family are expected to hold a second ceremony this afternoon in the palace’s Throne Room where Prince Jacques will be named Grand Cross of the Order of Grimaldi and Princess Gabriella will be named the Grand Officer of the order of Grimaldi.