The next gen­er­a­tion of Monaco roy­als per­fect their waves as they join PRINCE AL­BERT and CHAR­LENE for the National Day pa­rade

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They are ar­guably one of the world’s most glam­orous fam­i­lies yet this year the chic ladies of the Monaco’s first fam­ily shared the stage on the state’s national day with the gor­geous new ar­rivals to the clan, en­sur­ing royal watch­ers were left swoon­ing.

The an­nual hol­i­day takes place on the same day as Prince Al­bert as­cended to the throne. Although the date is tra­di­tion­ally de­ter­mined by the reign­ing Prince, Al­bert picked the same one cho­sen by his fa­ther Prince Rainier III.

SMALL WON­DERS

Prince Al­bert II and Princess Char­lene, 40 – the for­mer in full mil­i­tary re­galia and the lat­ter in a pat­terned coat and Dior ear­rings – took to the bal­cony for the cel­e­bra­tion also known as Sov­er­eign Prince’s Day, with their twin chil­dren Princess Gabriella and Prince Jac­ques.

The three-year olds watched the pomp and cer­e­mony ex­cit­edly and were suit­ably dressed up for the oc­ca­sion by their for­mer Olympic swim­mer mum; Gabriella in a scar­let dress and Jac­ques in a navy vel­vet suit.

The lit­tle ones be­haved im­pec­ca­bly but their par­ents had come pre­pared with lit­tle toys just in case they needed dis­trac­tions. Ea­gle-eyed ob­servers saw a

‘It was a chance for the prin­ci­pal­ity to see all their fa­mous faces’

Syl­va­nian Fam­i­lies cat in Jac­ques’ hand , while Gabriella seemed to be en­ter­tained by a de­flated bal­loon.

The stylish fam­ily of four were also joined by Pierre Casir­aghi and his wife Beatrice Bor­romeo, who opted for a camel Gior­gio Ar­mani look with an ex­trav­a­gant fas­ci­na­tor.

The chic cou­ple de­buted their new­born baby, Francesco Carlo Al­bert, as their el­der son Ste­fano also watched the grand Mon­teCarlo pro­ceed­ings from his el­e­vated perch as grand­mother Princess Caro­line looked on proudly.

FAM­ILY FO­CUS

It was an op­por­tu­nity for the prin­ci­pal­ity to get a sight­ing of all their fa­mous faces. From 19-year-old Princess Alexandra of Hanover look­ing re­gal in a tweed suit to Ta­tiana Casir­aghi, 34, who was joined by her hus­band Andrea and their daugh­ter In­dia and their sons Maxmil­lian and Ste­fano, the grand af­fair had its full share of royal sight­ings.

Princess Stéphanie made a bold choice of colour – bright red – as she posed with her chil­dren Pauline and Louis Du­cruet.

Prince Al­bert and his wife Char­lene greet their ador­ing pub­lic along­side their twins Gabriella and Jac­ques as Pierre Casir­aghi and Beatrice Bor­romeo ar­rive for the cel­e­bra­tions (left)

The young Prince and Princess stole the show from the bal­cony, as did other young mem­bers of the royal fam­ily, in­clud­ing In­dia Casir­aghi (be­low) and Ste­fano (be­low right)

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