Prince Albert, Princess Charlene celebrate National Day in Monaco with twins

Prince Albert, Princess Charlene celebrate National Day in Monaco with twins

Monaco celebrated its national day over the weekend with every reason to celebrate.

For the first time in three years, after being disrupted by both the COVID-19 pandemic and related health concerns Prince Albert And Princess CharleneThe entire royal family of the principality, including all its extended members, was present on Saturday.

With royal sisters, in-laws and children, nieces, nephews and all of their children reunited publicly for the first time in years, the morning-long ceremony dazzled in the sun and had a dozen moments to remember, including one Prince Albert, 64, his Children notice Prince Jack and Princess Gabriella7, waving flags in excited anticipation as they lean against a crowded palace balcony with cousin Kaia-Rose and India.

Another sweet moment came near the very end of the festivities, when a radiant Princess Charlene, 44, kissed his hand, waving them gently to cheering crowds outside the palace.

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An upload later by Princess Charlene Sweet photos of her twins on Instagramwhich shows Gabriela dressed in a deep red ten-button double-breasted redcoat with an angled black chapeau and jack uniform with a carabiner’s cap and suit.

“Happy National Day 🇲🇨,” the proud mother wrote alongside the photo.

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Following a A last-minute absence from last year’s National DayPrincess Charlene arrived at Notre-Dame-Immaculate, where she and Prince Albert greeted Princess Caroline And Princess Stephanie.

Dressed in a full-length cream-colored Akris cape coat with a black turtleneck, Princess Charlene accessorized her outfit with a black wide-brimmed hat and large pearl drop earrings by British milliner Stephen Jones. She also donned a diamond bowtie clip, worn over a single decorative ribbon.

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Prince Albert, meanwhile, was dressed in the uniform of a carabinieri, the principality’s police force, with several medals on the front of his jacket.

After the 90-minute Te Deum Mass, the royal couple walked through narrow streets threaded through the palace with red and white striped flags and banners to the palace for a series of open ceremonies, including a medal presentation, a military review and a long. , crowd-pleasing parades with bands, marching police units and principality fire trucks.

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National Day is a religious and civil holiday in Monaco. Established in 1863 by the then sovereign Charles as Prince’s Day, for most of its first decade it was celebrated almost exclusively with the November Mass.

As Monte-Carlo grew in popularity and developed, it acquired additional and occasional casino-type trappings: a commemorative ballet, concert balls, and fireworks displays (nowadays drones).

Originally fixed on the patron saint of each reigning prince for 170 years, Prince’s Day is celebrated in May, January and again in November.

After his succession in 2005, Prince Albert decided to keep it on November 19 in honor of his father. Prince Rainier II.

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