Double the joy: Louis and Marie Ducruet announce happy baby news

Louis and Marie Ducruet have announced via social media that they are expecting their second child later this year. The couple revealed their happy news to the world with a sweet set of photographs of their one-year-old daughter Victoire and their dog Pancake.

Louis Ducruet, the son of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, and his wife of almost five years, Marie, have shared that they will be welcoming their second child in 2024.  

The announcement came on Monday 17th June via an Instagram post that featured the couple’s one -year-old daughter Victoire and their dog. 

“Pancake and Goldilocks have an announcement to make… They are expecting a new sibling, the family is growing,” they wrote in the joint post.  

In the two photographs that accompany the announcement, a curly-haired Victoire is pictured wearing a pink top emblazoned with the words ‘Big Sis’ while Pancake looks on in a neckerchief bearing the words ‘Oh no, not again!” 


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Thousands of well-wishers liked the post, with many expressing words of congratulations to the 31-year-old parents.  

The couple married on 27th July 2019 at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-Immaculée de Monaco following a courtship that began when both were attending the Skema Business School in Nice in 2011. Their first child was born in April 2023. 

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Louis is the eldest of Princess Stéphanie’s three children, and the only boy. His father is Daniel Ducruet, who was his mother’s bodyguard before becoming her husband. He is the president of both the Monaco eSport Federation and the Monaco Barbagiuans, a charity sports team started back in 1980 by Prince Albert II.   

Marie is from Nice and is Head of Marketing Events and Protocol at Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer.  


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Photo source: Louis and Marie Ducruet, Instagram