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Happy Birthday to Hereditary Prince Jacques and HSH Princess Gabriella as they celebrate their second birthday Saturday, officially at 5:05 pm.
The Princely twins, who surprised Monaco residents last Saturday with a visit to the Merry-Go-Round at the opening weekend of Christmas Village, with a beaming Prince Dad and Princess Mom looked on, are becoming more comfortable with public outings as the get older. Prince Albert told People magazine in October, “We both want them to be as comfortable as they can be and to experience as normal an upbringing as possible.”
On Wednesday, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella had their first “surprise party”, with kids from the Red Cross daycare, where they “go two, three times a week”, and with Palace employees’ children also.
As for plans for the big day,“We’ve decided to have a little something here at home with some of the children in their daycare … an early afternoon party in the palace,” Prince Albert said to People,
He also shared that “Gabriella, like a lot of little girls, and is more talkative than her brother — both in English and French. She encountered the phrase ‘c’est pas possible!’ (‘it’s not possible’) and has picked that up pretty quickly.”
As for the holidays, the Prince admitted that the twins will be “coming to both Christmas parties. And after that I think we’ll take a little needed private New Year’s vacation away.”
Monaco’s official publication, le Journal de Monaco, is publishing a supplement with lots of photos devoted to the twins second birthday, which will be available for €1.90 from December 12, at the Journal’s headquarters, located at the Ministry of State (Place de la Visitation-Monaco Ville, Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5 pm).
Article first published December 10, 2016.
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