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Princess Charlene of Monaco stuns at annual festival

Princess Charlene, pictured, leaving Monaco Cathedral during the Sainte Devote festivities

Princess Charlene stunned crowds during the ongoing Sainte Devote festivities in Monaco, one of the Mediterranean state’s more important public holidays that has seen the royals out in their most stylish. 

Charlene, 39, was seen leaving Monaco Cathedral during festivities yesterday, which celebrates one of the country’s patron saints every 27 January.

Dressed in a chic tartan jacket, Charlene was there with husband, Prince Albert II of Monaco, who was dressed in a smart blue suit. 

The couple’s children Princess Gabriella and her twin brother Jacques also took part, having apparently perfected the art of public engagements.

The youngsters were polite and well-behaved as they attended the annual Sainte Devote procession in Monaco on Friday night. 

Smartly dressed and smiling to the crowds, the children appeared to be model versions of their parents who accompanied them to the event.

While most siblings begin to bicker during their toddler years, the twins showed a display of unity as they held one another’s hand and even shared an adorable hug. 

Prince Albert of Monaco, pictured, leaving  Monaco Cathedral during the Sainte Devote festivities in Monaco

Prince Albert of Monaco, pictured, leaving  Monaco Cathedral during the Sainte Devote festivities in Monaco

Princess Charlene, pictured, leaving Monaco Cathedral during the Sainte Devote festivities in Monaco

Princess Charlene, pictured, leaving Monaco Cathedral during the Sainte Devote festivities in Monaco

Pictured, Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco seen during the procession of Sainte Devote from the Princely Palace in Monaco

Pictured, Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco seen during the procession of Sainte Devote from the Princely Palace in Monaco

Pictured, Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II raise a hand to their hearts during the Sainte Devote parade celebrating one of Monaco's patron saints

Pictured, Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II raise a hand to their hearts during the Sainte Devote parade celebrating one of Monaco’s patron saints

Princess Gabriella was dressed in black boots and a black button-down coat while her blonde hair was pulled into a top-knot.

Her mother Princess Charlene looked every inch the glamorous royal in a checkered coat and a wide-legged trouser.  

Slicking back her short crop of blonde hair, the royal opted for a fresh faced look with a hint of lipgloss and eye shadow. 

Her husband the Prince looked smart with a long black coat and cashmere grey scarf. 

Just like mother! Princess Gabriella looked strikingly similar to her 39-year-old parent Princess Charlene as they attended the Sainte Devote procession in Monaco 

Just like mother! Princess Gabriella looked strikingly similar to her 39-year-old parent Princess Charlene as they attended the Sainte Devote procession in Monaco 

Sibling love: Princess Gabriella and her twin brother Jacques looked adorable as they hugged one another during the celebration 

Sibling love: Princess Gabriella and her twin brother Jacques looked adorable as they hugged one another during the celebration 

Family affair: Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife held the hands of their little ones during the evening event 

Family affair: Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife held the hands of their little ones during the evening event 

And little Prince Jacques added a modern touch to the royal family’s image, wearing a smart blue puffa jacket and a pair of trainers. 

The three-year-old’s long white-blonde hair had been brushed over into a side-parting for the occasion.  

Her mother Princess Charlene looked every inch the glamorous royal in a checkered coat and a wide-legged trouser

Her mother Princess Charlene looked every inch the glamorous royal in a checkered coat and a wide-legged trouser

Prince Jacques added a modern touch to the royal family's image, wearing a smart blue puffa jacket and a pair of trainers

Prince Jacques added a modern touch to the royal family’s image, wearing a smart blue puffa jacket and a pair of trainers

Sainte devote is the patron saint of Monaco and France’s Mediterranean Corsica island.

Each year the royal family attend and Prince Albert II of Monaco uses a torch to burn a small fisherman’s boat to mark the beginning of the festivities.

The twins celebrated their third birthday in early December 2017.

It is thought their parents threw a wintry-themed party.

Although no pictures of the celebrations have emerged Albert, 59, opened up to People magazine about the party held at the Oceanographic Museum with friends they’ve made at kids club and nursery.   

‘It’s kind of a Polar Arctic setting. ‎There’s stuff like mechanized polar bears that move their hands and arms – it was really fun,’ he said. 

‘Then we had a little celebration up at Roc Agel with Charlene’s family, and that‎ was nice.’

He also revealed that Prince Jacques had received a Hot Wheels launcher and truck for his birthday, while Princess Gabriella Barbie doll and the Barbie Dream Horse. 

There’s also an exciting year ahead for the young pair who will take a ‘halfway-around-the-world’ trip with their parents.

In another interview with People magazine, Prince Albert revealed the family is planning a trip to Polynesia in summer 2018.

‘We did a cruise with them this summer and that was fine. We’ll have to break up so it’s not so long for them.’

He added that while he’s eager for the twins to see the world, he is not planning any official visits with them until they’re a little older. 

Tradition: The celebration comes from paying tribute to the Sainte of Devote 

Tradition: The celebration comes from paying tribute to the Sainte of Devote 

 

 

 



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