Monaco's royal twins, including the heir to the throne, have appeared in public for the first time to a cheering crowd.
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert appeared on a palace balcony yesterday, each holding a newborn baby swaddled in white.
The hereditary heir Prince Jacques and his older sister - by two minutes - Gabriella were greeted by a small sea of red-and-white flags and banners.
The twin babies were born on December 9, with Jacques automatically becoming the heir to the centuries-old Grimaldi dynasty that rules the wealthy principality.
The pair are the first children born to the princess, a 36-year-old former Olympic swimmer, and the 56-year-old Prince Albert.
Cannons were fired to celebrate the arrival of the babies, the first twins to be born to Monaco's royal family since the founding of the principality in the 13th Century.
The palace said that Prince Jacques would receive the title of Marquis of Baux, while his sister, second in line to the throne, would have the title of Countess of Carlades.
Under the male priority rule of Monaco's laws of succession, Jacques becomes the successor to his father. Prince Albert succeeded his father, Prince Rainier, in 2005.