Princess Charlene of Monaco has delighted royal fans after sharing a photo of her children, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, in their official school photo.
The twins, aged seven, look adorable as they beam in front of a textured background with their heads together, demonstrating their close sibling relationship, in a photo shared by Charlene on Instagram on Friday.
She shared the photo with the caption: ‘Growing so fast’ with two heart emojis.
Gabriella and Jacques are the children of Charlene, 44, and her husband, Prince Albert of Monaco, 64 – and last month they were spotted donning their red school uniforms for their first day of term at François d’Assise-Nicolas Barré after the summer holidays as their parents took them to the private school.
Princess Charlene of Monaco has delighted royal fans by sharing an adorable picture of her twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, seven
Princess Charlene shared photo of herself stroking a rescue dog at the Society of the Protection of Animals (SPA) shelter in Peille earlier this month
The mother-of-two, who often shares snapshots of her life on Instagram, commented alongside the image of her twins ‘Growing so fast’
Royal fans were heartened to see the dedicated mother back in action following a spell in hospital in her native South Africa, where she was recovering from complications from a ‘severe ear, nose and throat infection’ she contracted in May 2021.
In her absence, Prince Albert did the first day of the school run alone that year, while Charlene was on the mend.
Since her return to public life earlier this year, Princess Charlene appears to be back to normal and is taking on several royal duties.
In September she travelled to London with her husband where the royal couple attended the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey.
More recently, Charlene visited an animal shelter in a village between Monaco and the French Alps on Friday – which she and Prince Albert had opened a month earlier.
The couple put on a united front and held hands after declaring the animal shelter open in September. Princess Charlene spent almost a year away from Monaco after undergoing treatment for an unspecified condition.
She was pictured stroking a rescue dog at the Society of the Protection of Animals (SPA) shelter in Peille. Charlene has been president of the animal welfare charity since last month.
The Princess – who was announced as SPA’s new president earlier this year – opened the premises with her husband Prince Albert II last month.
In the caption, the mother encouraged her 450,000 followers to support their local animal charities.
She wrote: ‘Went to visit the Monaco SPA. Please support a local SPA or animal shelter near you.
‘Thank you. Merci. With all my love.’
Since re-engaging with royal duties the Princess has put to bed rumours of a possible divorce or permanent move to Switzerland.
In an interview in the latest edition of Monaco-Matin newspaper, she said: ‘I am very happy to be back in Monaco and with my family.’
Princess Charlene says she is ‘focusing all her energy’ on her children Gabriella and Albert, both seven, since returning to Monaco. Pictured on September 3, 2022
Prince Albert of Monaco and Prince Charlene of Monaco attend the State Funeral of The Queen at Westminster Abbey on September 19
She told the newspaper that she was determined to overcome her problems.
‘My state of health is still fragile and I don’t want to go too fast,’ she said. ‘The path has been long, difficult and very painful.’
Referring to her seven-year-old twins, Gabriella and Jacques, Charlene said: ‘When I returned to the Principality, I focused all my energy on my children, my husband and my health because they are my priority.’
Princess Charlene returned to public duties in May, making the occasional public appearance with her husband Prince Albert and her children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella by her side.
Princess Charlene wowed fans with her solo appearance at Paris fashion week at the Palais de Tokyo to watch the runway show for Swiss fashion house Akris from the front row
The South African swimming champion delighted fashion fans on her second appearance at Paris Fashion Week when she donned a grey blazer
She posed with Albert for a portrait marking their 11th wedding anniversary, and joined him in taking her children back to school in September.
She was also been spotted on the front row of many Paris Fashion Week shows, earlier this month, showcasing her signature style.
Princess Charlene attended the Akris Womenswear show and on a second outing sat in the same row as stars Jennifer Connelly, Cynthia Erivo, Janet Jackson.