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