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Princess Charlene has shared a picture of her adorable twins soaking up the sun on their extended summer holiday on the island of Corsica.
The Princess posted the picture on Friday afternoon of five-year-olds Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques on the beach, each sporting responsible arm-length swimming costumes – a Wonder Woman insignia adorning Princess Gabriella’s while Prince Jacques opted for a matching shark t-shirt-short combo.
“Happy holidays,” their mother captioned the family snap.
While family trips to Corsica are a regular occurrence for the Princely family, this particular extended trip is providing the former Olympic swimmer with an opportunity to train for her epic marathon called ‘The Crossing’, which is set to take place on 12th and 13th September.
In a new interview with French magazine Point de Vue, the Princess has revealed that the month-long vacation is also a learning experience for her entire family.
“Here, in Corsica, the children feel great freedom. They’ve the opportunity to live a unique experience, in contact with the elements, the flowers, animals… The entire cycle of nature is offered to us here, literally on our doorstep,” she said.
“When I was a child, the daily life and pace of life was very different,” she added.
“Jacques and Gabriella have so many opportunities available to them. They’ve traveled the world since they were born, they have already been in contact with many cultures, everything around them has always been a source of learning and fulfillment. Each day spent at their side is exciting,” shared the Princess.
The 42-year-old athlete also said that Prince Albert will be cheering her along in September. “I’ve been training for several weeks in Calvi, at the rate of several hours per day. Like me, my husband is a former Olympic athlete (and though) he will not take part in the relay, he will be there, aboard a boat, to support me,” she said.
Rapid antigen tests are being rolled out throughout the Principality, with results obtainable within 30 minutes.
The Grimaldi Forum has inaugurated its new Ravel Terrace, giving extra room to visitors in a beautiful open air setting and sea views that can’t be beat.
The Opera de Monte-Carlo is set to host Verdi’s I Due Foscari with legendary tenor Placido Domingo this weekend and a Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival broadcast.
The Municipal Council is considering plans to replace old buildings to the west of Monte-Carlo with more modern facades, replete with covered gardens at street level.
This week we were very happy chat with Father Walter and his Parson Russell Terrier, Sparky.
1. Where did you find Sparky?
“I adopted him from a rescue near Toulon. He was already well trained when I got him.”
2. What do you like about this breed?
“They are very quiet dogs, and very intelligent and devoted. But he will chase most things that move, although he won’t attack.”
3. Does Sparky have any special friends?
“He likes a dog called O’Neil who lives down the street and he is well cared for by the Rowe family whenever I have to go away. They have 5 dogs of their own, so he just joins their pack.”
4. Where do you like to take Sparky for walks?
“We go everywhere. He is a good hiker, so we go in the mountains quiet often. He used to be pretty tireless, but now that he is a bit older he has slowed down a little.”
5. What is the best thing about having a dog?
“He is great company and great for my health. He must be walked a lot every day so he helps keep me active.”
6. Does he have any special habits?
“He loves to play. The greatest honour he can bestow on someone is to pick out a toy and bring it to you and ask you to play with him. His favorite toys are the squeaky, rubbery ones.”
7. Does Sparky participate in your priestly duties?
“He is always at the 8am service on Sundays and when I say “Go forth”, he goes. Also when I am counseling, he likes to stay close by. I refer to him as ‘My Assistant’.”