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iceflower 12-31-2014 08:11 AM

Official presentation of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella: January 7, 2015
 
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This is the thread dedicated to the official presentation of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella at the Princely Palace in Monaco on January 7, 2015.

Monegasque citizens, residents, employees of the Principality, the international press and all the people who want are invited to attend the presentation at the courtyard of the Princely Palace at 11:45 am.

The presentation will be broadcasted live by Monaco Info en Direct and by French TMC.



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melina premiere 12-31-2014 08:31 AM

Announce of the official presentation to the people of Monaco of prince Jacques and princess Gabriella, it is an event and I wanted to post it on the thread of prince Jacques and princess Gabriella , but it is closed

Présentation officielle des Enfants du Couple Princier

excuse me

https://www.facebook.com/events/1420...55220/?fref=ts

melina premiere 01-06-2015 05:01 AM

Article in Monaco Matin about the presentation of the princely babies


https://translate.google.fr/translat...html&edit-text=


The presentation could be seen on Monaco channel to morrow on 11h45 am

The links of the Monaco channel


Le Direct - MC Channel - Chaînes vidéos de Monaco

Bienvenue sur le site de TMC, la chaine TV de la TNT - TMC










You may also see the ceremony on this french channel but the link of Monaco channel I gave you is more sure.


There will be in the same times two big sceens as during the wedding and everybody could see the babies . After the couple will go out and will meet the personalities and the people on the place of the palace. Monaco Matin said that they will perhaps appear once ag

Marty91charmed 01-06-2015 10:35 AM

I hope the link works! Last time the broadcast was very slow! Can't wait though

sophie25 01-06-2015 11:10 AM

Is that 11.45am Monaco time? I am sooooo excited. I wonder if their father will make them members of the Order of Grimaldi tomorrow and if they will be wearing little sashes. I know that Ranier gave this to Albert when he was a baby but can't remember if he did it at his presentation or on the day of his christening.:flowers:

Marty91charmed 01-06-2015 11:29 AM

Yes, the time is correct. I also wonder how the whole thing has been organized: will they meet the people at the place, in the courtyard? Or just a balcony appearance... I guess they won't say long.. The babies are barely one month old to cope with it... An hour would be too much

KittyAtlanta 01-06-2015 12:04 PM

I believe the article said that after just a few minutes with the babies on the balcony, A&C will go out into the crowd (sans bebes) to greet the people of Monaco, hand-to-hand.

An Ard Ri 01-06-2015 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by angela (Post 1738080)
Is that 11.45am Monaco time? I am sooooo excited. I wonder if their father will make them members of the Order of Grimaldi tomorrow and if they will be wearing little sashes. I know that Ranier gave this to Albert when he was a baby but can't remember if he did it at his presentation or on the day of his christening.:flowers:

Interesting,Prince Albert received the Grand Cross of the Order of Grimaldi on the 18th of April 1958.I'm not sure if Princess Caroline received the Order but Princess Stéphanie of Monaco became a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Grimaldi on the 15th of November 2005.

melina premiere 01-06-2015 12:50 PM

excuse me, i have a cut . Monaco matin said thay may appear again at the balcony at the end of the ceremony.


Rainier gave the order of the Grimaldi to Albert the day before the christening . I think that Caroline received also the order of Grimaldi the day of her christening but I am not sure.

an article of purepeople


Jacques et Gabriella de Monaco, parfaits : les tendres mots d'Albert et Charlene

Dman 01-06-2015 02:45 PM

♔ Mo_Holland @Mo_Holland · 54m
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene's twins, who have been named Gabriella and Jacques, will be presented to the people of Monaco tomorrow.

rominet09 01-06-2015 06:20 PM

I really hope the weather is mild and temperature nice if they are to be shown at the balcony. I can't wait !

smdouglas 01-06-2015 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by rominet09 (Post 1738276)
I really hope the weather is mild and temperature nice if they are to be shown at the balcony. I can't wait !

It will be in the mid-40s (F) and partially sunny. I wouldn't worry - they can always be bundled up :flowers:

melina premiere 01-07-2015 06:05 AM

The place of the palace with crowd and balloons

https://twitter.com/KellyVargin/stat...66185016930304

Other photo of the place of the palace.

https://twitter.com/Dioulen/status/5...255168/photo/1

TRCRoyal 01-07-2015 06:54 AM

I'm way too excited!

zarat 01-07-2015 07:07 AM

I'm checking nicematin website but not photos yet!

Noble Consort Ming 01-07-2015 07:10 AM

I'm watching everything live on this link which was posted earlier in the thread:

Le Direct - MC Channel - Chaînes vidéos de Monaco

dazzling 01-07-2015 07:15 AM

I love the fringe on Charlene and the new haircut. She looks great and they both look very happy. I guess I missed it when they presented the twins.

An Ard Ri 01-07-2015 07:27 AM

Bekia has posted one group photograph from the balcony appearance

Alberto y Charlene de Mónaco presentan oficialmente a sus mellizos Jacques y Gabriella desde el Palacio Grimaldi - Bekia

queenofcelts 01-07-2015 07:32 AM

Princess Charlene was holding Gabriella or Jaque?

zarat 01-07-2015 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by queenofcelts (Post 1738408)
Princess Charlene was holding Gabriella or Jaque?

She was holding the daughter.

Big photos from paris match!
Sous les regards d'Albert et de Charlène - Les bébés Gabriella et Jacques présentés au balcon du palais


And the first article from !hola!


http://www.hola.com/realeza/casa_mon...llizos-monaco/

What is funny is that numbers of participants differ ( according to different newspapers)-from 1000 to 5000 people.

Doctor Zhivago 01-07-2015 07:36 AM

I think she was holding Gabriella and Albert was holding Jacques.

Breffney 01-07-2015 07:39 AM

No. ! The stormy weather here (West of Ireland) has been affecting my signal. :sad:

I'm going to have to content myself with pictures of the event.

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Originally Posted by zarat (Post 1738412)

Oh, wow, that is a great close-up. !! I love Charlene's hair. :flowers:

Katie 01-07-2015 07:43 AM

Hello mag has a twitter pic:

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene present their twins to the people of Monaco - hellomagazine.com

Marty91charmed 01-07-2015 07:58 AM

My impression:
the ceremony all in all was very sober, no fuss around, almost quiet and lovely.
Albert: he looks good, happy, relaxed and has defintely lost few kilos... :thumbu:
Charlene: very pretty, elegant clothes but the poo thing was still having difficulty in walking so I hope she is going to rest for a while. Like a poster said she repetead few times "Thank you, not "merci" at all...
Babies: they look much healthier. The camera was able to catch Gabriella face several times, while Jacques was barely seen. His sister is also bigger than him. The sun was hitting the children in their faces...
Family: everyone looked happy... I loved the moment the crowd paid tribute to Caroline. Charlotte even brought Gad along. all the members were there minus Pauline and Andrea...

rominet09 01-07-2015 08:03 AM

Not enough pix !!!! Charlène's hair is lovely !

TRCRoyal 01-07-2015 08:06 AM

From what I saw today, I realize that most people in Monaco speak English easily. People will telling Prince Albert and Princess Charlene "Congratulations" all the time.


How cute and nice was going down and meeting the people in person and kissing and hugging them? I can't imagine any other royal family doing that!

Marijke 01-07-2015 08:22 AM

GETTY:


Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco pose with... Nieuwsfoto's 461118022 | Getty Images

WORT:

Luxemburger Wort - Albert und Charlène präsentieren ihre Zwillinge

royal rob 01-07-2015 08:24 AM

Charlene did a great job since it's only a month since she had a c section.


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melina premiere 01-07-2015 08:24 AM

All the reporters on the place of the palace said that there were 5000 persons they never saw so many people even for the wedding and the birthday of the prince.


The couple did not stay many times at the balcony but we could see them in the Inside of the palace. We saw better Gabriella than Jacques.


It was fine that the couple met the people but I think that Charlene is yet a little tired , I love her hairdo.


Albert held Jacques and Princess Charlene held Gabriella.

Articles of Purepeople


Charlene et Albert de Monaco: Gabriella et Jacques au grand jour, quelle liesse!

Beautiful photos published on the site of the palace.


The stars were Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella and it was the presentation of the babies , The family was only there to be happy with the princely couple and the heirs.


Palais Princier de Monaco

Marty91charmed 01-07-2015 08:34 AM

Does anyone know if some official photos will be released?

melina premiere 01-07-2015 09:00 AM

The viseo of the presentation of the babies on FB of the palace.


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=2&theater


I think there will be photos taken in the palace and we will see them in PDV or Match next days as use.

I like the photos when Charlene is kissing her baby, DM says that it was Jacques but reporter of TMC said that Charlene was holding Gabriella.and prince Albert was holding prince Jacques.

KittyAtlanta 01-07-2015 09:13 AM

Charlene and Albert look wonderful. The babes are still very tiny. My family produces 10-pounders, so the size of J & G is unusual to my eyes. I love in the film, where the trumpeter begins, where Albert shushs little Jacques, who was probably startled by the noise.


They really do look happy. Congratulations to all!

togram 01-07-2015 09:13 AM

Both Charlene and Albert looked the picture of happiness! She has blossomed since she became a mother and the way she looked at her bundles of joy was one of pure tenderness. They will be wonderful parents. As usual Charlene was very elegant and the new hairstyle suits her.

lazuli 01-07-2015 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by rominet09 (Post 1738422)
Not enough pix !!!! Charlène's hair is lovely !

AGREE!!! P. Charlene's new hairdo suits her very well... As for the pic... we need more!!! :lol: :flowers: :lol:

An Ard Ri 01-07-2015 09:25 AM

Loved the photos and video of the Presentation of the Prince & Princess,both Prince Albert and Princess Charlene looked radiant!

sm1939 01-07-2015 09:26 AM

she looks soooo happy , first time I have seen her looking relaxed and happy in her role as princess, mother hood suits her ever so much .

Duke of Marmalade 01-07-2015 09:35 AM

Meeting the world at less than a month old! Monaco's royal twins make first public appearance in the arms of their adoring parents | Daily Mail Online

Duc_et_Pair 01-07-2015 10:01 AM

It is wonderful that the palais princier maintains the tradition of showing the newborn Heir to the people.


I agree with Melina: I think the Prince held Prince Jacques, Marquis des Baux. That is more logical: the Prince showing his Heir. The Princess held her daughter, Princess Gabriella, Comtesse de Carladès.

:flowers:

USAPolitics 01-07-2015 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by melina premiere (Post 1738432)
All the reporters on the place of the palace said that there were 5000 persons they never saw so many people even for the wedding and the birthday of the prince.


The couple did not stay many times at the balcony but we could see them in the Inside of the palace. We saw better Gabriella than Jacques.


It was fine that the couple met the people but I think that Charlene is yet a little tired , I love her hairdo.


Albert held Jacques and Princess Charlene held Gabriella.


Looks like as many people attended as could. This is a photo from Camille's Instagram account of a view from the palace balcony.

dbarn67 01-07-2015 11:26 AM

Some pictures of the family members: Does anyone know who the couple waving with Camille Gottlieb and Princess Alexandra?

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Fanvanmaxima 01-07-2015 11:34 AM

:previous:

Charlene's brother and his wife!

priyanka 01-07-2015 11:54 AM

Official Presentation Of The Monaco video

Présentation des Enfants Princiers : Video / News & Photos / Palais Princier de Monaco / Chaines - MC Channel - Chaînes vidéos de Monaco

carlota 01-07-2015 12:01 PM

some great pictures, at least some nice news to cheer up an otherwise very sad day.

the babies look adorable. charlene understandably still looks a bit uncomfortable. however, i find it nice how they could introduce their babies from the safety of their palace instead of out of the hospital - when kate and william introduced george, i thought it must be terrifying to expose your baby only a couple of days old to a screaming and excited crowd that is so close to you.

i liked how the whole family was there to support albert and charlene. were andrea and tatiana not there then? it would have been great to see them with their little sasha, and so for charlotte's baby. i guess they didn't want the press to be distracted from the stars of the day!

dbarn67 01-07-2015 12:20 PM

I'd think that toddlers would carry too many germs for premie newborns. JMO. Andrea doesn't appears to have attended as I don't see in photos of him or Tatiana (When is she due by the way?).

cdm 01-07-2015 12:45 PM

What a lot of happy and sweet pictures. Mum and dad look very content and I especially like the ones of aunts Caroline and Stephanie interacting.

I think I also see Chris Levine and Melanie de Massy. Think it's nice that the extended family is represented.

polyesco 01-07-2015 12:57 PM

what a lovely event. The family with the people of Monaco

What a beautiful photo of Charlene with a young girl
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...f9045735eab18f

ANNIE_S 01-07-2015 01:05 PM

They all look great. It was lovely to see :smile:

Charlene looks so beautiful and hapy, of course Albert too, and those little ones are so tiny and cute.

lazuli 01-07-2015 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by dbarn67 (Post 1738491)
Some pictures of the family members: Does anyone know who the couple waving with Camille Gottlieb and Princess Alexandra?

Well, i think it's the first time i see the whole family at the palace balcony ( Andrea and Pauline's absences aside ), including Stephanie's children and all ( even Gad was there... )... It was very sweet of Monseigneur to include the whole family in his children's presentation since he could easily not have done it. After all, the actual princely family is, now, the prince, his wife and their children. P. Caroline, P. Stephanie and their children are no longer part of the princely family, of its core ( at least not exactly, in my perspective ), they're just the prince's family, and in such a day all the protagonism would rightfully go to the princely couple and the babies and P. Albert could have wanted to live the presentation in such a way that would have stressed this change in the family members roles and positions... He chose not to do so, he chose to include them all in the act. Quite thoughtful and generous of him, i think... :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:

iceflower 01-07-2015 01:07 PM

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What a wonderful day in Monaco!

The presentation was already great itself, but the presence of the family made it even more perfect - a real pleasure to see!



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Moonmaiden23 01-07-2015 01:13 PM

I was shocked to even see Gad appear on the Balcony? Is that a first??:ohmy: All the women looked incredible. Stephanie looked better than I have seen her for a while and Charlene looked gorgeous and elegant, except she seemed to still be in some physical discomfort as another poster noted. She does seem very connected with her infants though, always gazing at them and kissing them.:tongue:


I love it when the Grimaldis all get together. None of the other RF's are quite as glamorous or as beautiful as they are when they are out in force, imo.

melina premiere 01-07-2015 01:38 PM

The video of the presentation of the babies in Paris Match blog


Royal Blog, l'actu royauté : Monaco, Angleterre, les news des rois, reines et princesses - Paris Match


In the same times, France had a horrific attak who killed 12 persons to day in Paris, all the France is sad to day.


Prine Albert sent his condoleances and of his family to president Holland.

biboquinhas 01-07-2015 01:43 PM

Well we could not get a full picture of the little ones, I haven't seen yet their faces, this is the first royals babies wich they show a picture of the faces.
Altough we have lots of members of the Grimaldi family there is still missing one, has always...that is one thing I really don't understand about this family, Royal events should be for everyone and not only for those who are willing to go.... it should be an obligation, it should be royal duties... Tatiana and Andrea didn't attend why?? because they are in London? because she is pregnant? she has appear two weeks ago... I really don't understand this family royal duties and rules...

dbarn67 01-07-2015 01:50 PM

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melina premiere 01-07-2015 01:54 PM

It was the presentation of the futures heirs of Monaco, it was a ceremony for the births of the princely children.
For Caroline , her children , Stéphanie and her children, it was not a royal duty, it was for all of them a privat family event as aunts and cousins of the chldren of Albert and Charlene


Now the princely family are Albert, Charlene and Jacques and Gabriella
Andréa and Tatiana are no more présomptifs heirs and let them leave in the calm.

Moonmaiden23 01-07-2015 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by biboquinhas (Post 1738550)
Well we could not get a full picture of the little ones, I haven't seen yet their faces, this is the first royals babies wich they show a picture of the faces.
Altough we have lots of members of the Grimaldi family there is still missing one, has always...that is one thing I really don't understand about this family, Royal events should be for everyone and not only for those who are willing to go.... it should be an obligation, it should be royal duties... Tatiana and Andrea didn't attend why?? because they are in London? because she is pregnant? she has appear two weeks ago... I really don't understand this family royal duties and rules...

Andrea's wife Tatiana is herself pregnant and might not be feeling well. Or their toddler might be unwell. Or all three might be. Andrea was the first member of the family other than Albert to visit the hospital when the twins were born.

In any case they certainly aren't the first or the only Royal family in Europe who mess up when it comes to Royal duties and "rules":cool:.

TLLK 01-07-2015 02:23 PM

Thank you everyone for the links to photos and videos. A very happy day for those in Monaco, sorry that it is not one in Paris. I understand that Albert has sent a condolence message.

BTW does anyone know how Charlene's French lessons are progressing? I was a little surprised to hear her speaking in English except for the occasional "merci" when she was in the crowds today.

FanofMonaco 01-07-2015 05:01 PM

Andrea works for the London Embassy. He was in Monaco for National Day and Christmas. Maybe he had obligations in England.

Empress Merel 01-07-2015 05:07 PM

Charlene looks like she is loving her new role as a mother and they all look really, really good.

King of the Jungle 01-07-2015 05:29 PM

Great pics.
The couple is one of Charlene's brothers and his wife, I think.

melina premiere 01-07-2015 05:35 PM

Yes, there was also Gareth the brother of Charlene and his wife. the parents of Charlene are not in Monaco, Charlene said in the interview of Point de Vue that her mother will come at the end of january to see the babies and her father will come very soon after.

Video of Bild de , a little Inside the palace

Charlène und Albert zeigen ihre Zwillinge Jacques und Gabriella in Monaco - Royals - Bild.de

Blue_ 01-07-2015 06:46 PM

the babies are still so tiny :ohmy:
Charlene and Albert looks wonderful with their own little family :flowers:

rominet09 01-07-2015 07:08 PM

Their happy smile is wonderful to behold !

CyrilVladisla 01-07-2015 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Katie (Post 1738415)

I like the mention of Prince Jacques and his sister swaddled in white blankets. This has the significance of finding the Infant Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes.
Church bells rang out for 15 minutes.
Hurrah that they rang for a joyous occasion! :xmasbell::xmasbell:

ghost_night554 01-07-2015 08:30 PM

is there anywhere to watch the whole thing from the start?

Victoria's Secret 01-07-2015 09:20 PM

What a special occasion... No other royal family can match this clan in the glamour stakes, IMO. Especially nice -- apart from seeking the family so well represented and such a big crowd present -- is the detail of the proteas (South Africa's national flower) on the balcony flower arrangement. Subtle, but there. But I do miss Charlene's parents... What a pity they couldn't make it.


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royal rob 01-07-2015 09:55 PM

Yeah does that mean they haven't seen the babies at all yet. That would be sad


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Moonmaiden23 01-07-2015 10:12 PM

I have to admit that I am completely baffled by Charlene's parents in this situation. Their only daughter, who happens to be married to a Sovereign Prince, who finally becomes pregnant and gives birth to a much anticipated heir...twins!...and yet they still have not been to see their daughter and new grandchildren one month later??:ohmy:

I can't shake the belief that there is some behind-the-scenes family drama that the public is not aware of.:sad:

royal rob 01-07-2015 10:22 PM

Most 1st time mums want their mothers to be with them for the 1st few days even over their husbands or at least as well as their husbands. The care from your mother helps prevent post natal depression
Really hope her mother has been there for her and we just don't know about it.


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Beate28 01-07-2015 10:27 PM

Yes,I missed Charlene's parents as well! And it sure is nice if the mom can be there. My mother did that for me and it was very helpful! Well, at least her brother and sister were around. All in all a wonderful ceremony with happy faces.. So nice that most of the family rallied around them.. And to have them all on an official pic would be just the icing of the cake..;)

Queen Camilla 01-07-2015 10:47 PM

IMO, her parents were not there because this was a royal event.

Her parent's might have visited over Christmas and left before the presentation and will return for the christening.

Moonmaiden23 01-07-2015 10:55 PM

But why would the fact that this was a royal/princely official event stop them from attending? Her brother Gareth was there with his wife. He was even on the balcony waving to people at one point.:cool:

Victoria's Secret 01-07-2015 11:00 PM

Official presentation of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella: January 7, 2015
 
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Originally Posted by Moonmaiden23 (Post 1738757)
I have to admit that I am completely baffled by Charlene's parents in this situation. Their only daughter, who happens to be married to a Sovereign Prince, who finally becomes pregnant and gives birth to a much anticipated heir...twins!...and yet they still have not been to see their daughter and new grandchildren one month later??:ohmy:

I can't shake the belief that there is some behind-the-scenes family drama that the public is not aware of.:sad:


I'm inclined to agree with you -- that there must be some behind-the-scenes drama. But then again, this was no ordinary pregnancy / occasion, and Princess Charlene's mother is a very private person who evidently prefers to maintain a very low profile.


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FanofMonaco 01-07-2015 11:19 PM

I think Charlene's father and brother run their own business. They may not be able to leave whenever they want. Charlene's mom may help out also. This may be their busy time of the year. Charlene has plenty of support. PA, PC and PS are there and they have 2 nannies. Also one of her brothers and his wife.

I think the family is in the computer business. They can Skype until they can travel to Monaco or vice versa.

Frelinghighness 01-07-2015 11:30 PM

What a wonderful occasion and done up so nicely! The official presentation of the babies to the people so all could come! With music and national costumes! And then the prince holding his heir, then walking into the crowd. How great was it that charlene wore white? She really stood out int the crowd. Also, so much of the family came, even the kelly cousins from USA. Caroline seemed thrilled and wore her mothers coat I am sure, and another poster said her jewelry. Maybe the dress too, nice touch.
Check the palace website, it is so well done, just like today.
Oh, btw, the parents seem absolutely relaxed and happy.

Nadine 01-08-2015 02:21 AM

What an absolute delight to come back after the holidays and see the pictures from this magnificent event! :flowers:

This pic is one of my favorites: Pierre Casiraghi, Camille Gottlieb et la princesse Alexandra de Hanovre - Présentation de la princes...

It's great to see 15 year old Princess Alexandra with her 16 year old cousin Camille (their birthdays are only 5 days apart) ~ they look FABULOUS ~ signifying a whole younger generation of Grimaldis. :smile:

Also it's great to see the older generation, along with their cousins the de Massys and Chris Levine. :heart:

And my heart was overjoyed with love to see Caroline & Stephanie having a laugh and getting along: La princesse Caroline de Hanovre, Louis Ducruet et la princesse Stéphanie de Monaco - Présentation d...

La princesse Caroline de Hanovre et la princesse Stéphanie de Monaco - Présentation de la princesse ...

But of course the stars of the day were the one-of-a-kind twins!!!! :king::queen4:


LONG LIVE JACQUES & GABRIELLA! :newyear1:

melina premiere 01-08-2015 04:06 AM

Nadine, it was the presentation of the princely babies, it was not the national fest what do you think of the small family Prince Albert , Princess Charlene , Gabriella and Jacques.?


For the parents of Charlene


Charlene said in the last interview that her parents did not see yet the babies because they had Professional obligations and family obligations. She has yet her grand mother who is in a home old persons and they have also other grandchildren. Her mother will come at the end of january in Monaco and her father will come very soon after.


She is not alone there is her brother Gareth and her sister in law who were yesterday at the presentation of the babies to the poeple of Monaco. I think that the mother of Charlene does not like the publicity we never see her , she comes in Monaco for the familial fests, she came seven months before the wedding and we never saw her during this times, we saw her only during the wedding.
They will be soon at Monaco and I think they will stay untill the christening of the babies Which will be a big familial event . Albert said that the christenings will be next spring .

There is also this video published by the german tabloid Bild de, we see the Inside of the salle des Glaces


Charlène und Albert zeigen ihre Zwillinge Jacques und Gabriella in Monaco - Royals - Bild.de

I don't know if you could see this video , but it is all the presentation of the babies with also all the family


Les jumeaux de Charlene et Albert présentés aux Monégasques : les premières images - People - MYTF1News


Hello said that Albert held Jacques in his arms and Charlene Gabriella andwhen she appeared again Albert was holding Gabriella and Charlene was holding Jacques that she kissed.


In this video we saw she put her baby on the nursery table.

Barbara21 01-08-2015 05:49 AM

What a wonderful ceremony. Lovely that it was made for the people and not just for the press.
It was nice to see the whole family so happy.
The babies are still so tiny, I hope that they will grow slowly.

royal rob 01-08-2015 07:48 AM

Great photos thank you


Seeing Charlene in that white coat in the middle of thousands of people was amazing and very brave considering what was happening in Paris. I hope she has a very happy life and Albert knows how lucky he is.


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Marty91charmed 01-08-2015 09:35 AM

Jacques is smaller than Gabriella! It was easy to see! I wished her parents were there but never mind...

KittyAtlanta 01-08-2015 10:06 AM

Wonderful, Wonderful!!! I know this is about the twins, but the floral swags on the balconies are lovely. They include that somewhat strange South African flower that was featured at the wedding.


Thanks for all the videos.

Barbara21 01-08-2015 02:16 PM

A brief clip of presentation of was shown on Estonian television today. This is quite a big event, because Monaco´s news are very rare in Estonia.

sophie25 01-08-2015 04:34 PM

I loved the presentation. PG was a little bigger looking in the official pics than her brother and the baby PC was holding at the first balcony appearance looked a bit bigger than the other one so I think it was her daughter that she held first and then she and PA switched over. I also noticed that the Princess reached out to her husband a few times as they walked through the crowds which is understandable. It's easy to forget that she underwent major abdominal surgery only 4 weeks ago so will still be feeling a little unsteady and I take my hat off to her for staying in the square for as long as she did. As far as her parents go we have to remember that they have another child who lives beside them in SA so I can understand them spending Christmas with him and his family there before travelling to Monaco later this month as it's a long journey and I imagine that they will stay in Monaco until at least after the baptism.

Duc_et_Pair 01-08-2015 05:33 PM

Yesterday on television I learned that Princess Charlène hardly speaks French. Even on the square in front of the palais princier she said "Thank you, Thank you" to people whom addressed her in French and seems not able to say something simple as "Merci". Apparently learning the French language has no priority for the Princess. A clear difference with Princess Gracia who learned French in no time.

The presentation was lovely. The un-easiness of the Princess in public was hmmm... something which needs attention, in my humble opinion.

:flowers:

Princess of Durham 01-08-2015 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1739074)
Yesterday on television I learned that Princess Charlène hardly speaks French. Even on the square in front of the palais princier she said "Thank you, Thank you" to people whom addressed her in French and seems not able to say something simple as "Merci". Apparently learning the French language has no priority for the Princess. A clear difference with Princess Gracia who learned French in no time.

The presentation was lovely. The un-easiness of the Princess in public was hmmm... something which needs attention, in my humble opinion.

:flowers:

She is, after all, still recuperating from surgery so if she seems "uneasy" it is perfectly understandable. I heard other reports saying that she also said "merci" so apparently "someone" has not heard correctly OR is reporting incorrectly.:flowers:

melina premiere 01-08-2015 06:20 PM

I saw all the ceremony , Princess charlene answered thank you in English when the people spoke to her in English and answered in french when the people spoke to her in french, in Monaco, there are a lot of résidents whose language is English , it is why Albert announced the births of the babies in french and in English, it is also why the proclamation was in french and English and on the place of the palace there were also a lot of résidents whose language is english.


During all the meeting of the people of Monaco, Charlene spoke with people of Monaco , she huged and kissed the people, she was very ease with the old people who were waiting her at the end of the meeting , we saw a lot of persons who wanted to shake her hand and Charlene huged a lot of the old persons, for them no matter , she does not speak well french, she was natural and ease with them.


At the end of this 'meeting with the people of Monaco, we saw that she was tired but she was always kind and smiling with the persons , she was just recuperating of the cesarian , which took place only 4 weeks ago. I found very nice whe went out of the palace with Albert to meet and thank the people who was on the place of the palace and this gesture of Albert and Charlene went to the heart of the people


A photo i like a lot


https://www.facebook.com/palaismonac...type=1&theater

A resume of the presentation of the babies, in it , there are 2 old persons who are moved to the tears a very moving event for them.


Présentation des Enfants Princiers à la population / Videos / Monaco Info : Les Reportages / Chaines - MC Channel - Chaînes vidéos de Monaco

Beate28 01-08-2015 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by melina premiere (Post 1739091)
A resume of the presentation of the babies, in it , there are 2 old persons who are moved to the tears a very moving event for them.


Présentation des Enfants Princiers à la population / Videos / Monaco Info : Les Reportages / Chaines - MC Channel - Chaînes vidéos de Monaco

What a lovely video and I was moved seeing those two older ladies. One experienced two generations of Grimaldis. Very special. Charlene looked wonderful but of course she would still experience some discomfort from the c-section. I give her credit for handling it as well as she did..:)

melina premiere 01-09-2015 09:13 AM

Beautiful photos of the princely couple with prince Jacques and princess Gabriella released by the palace on FB


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4700945&type=3

Marty91charmed 01-09-2015 09:26 AM

Gabriella is adorable but Jacques's face was not shown! It's strange, since he is the heir!

An Ard Ri 01-09-2015 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by melina premiere (Post 1739241)
Beautiful photos of the princely couple with prince Jacques and princess Gabriella released by the palace on FB


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4700945&type=3

What a beautiful Princely Family,The Prince and Princess look so proud and happy!

USAPolitics 01-09-2015 09:45 AM

I always wonder--we often hear about how small Monaco is and how everyone knows each other, the rumor mills from the Grace days, etc.

Also, whenever the princely family makes a balcony appearance, it looks as if they are sometimes waving and looking out for people they intimately know. Plus, Charlene hugged so many in the square.

I wonder, think they are seeing friends when they are on the balcony? Think they actually know many of the Monegasque?

Duc_et_Pair 01-09-2015 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by USAPolitics (Post 1739255)
I always wonder--we often hear about how small Monaco is and how everyone knows each other, the rumor mills from the Grace days, etc.

Also, whenever the princely family makes a balcony appearance, it looks as if they are sometimes waving and looking out for people they intimately know. Plus, Charlene hugged so many in the square.

I wonder, think they are seeing friends when they are on the balcony? Think they actually know many of the Monegasque?

Of course they are seeing known faces on the balcony. Monaco is a very small place. There are only 5.000 real monegasques plus ca. 25.000 foreigners having residence in the principality. The monegasques got a national holiday and were able to go to the Palais Princier and cheer the family.

Bine221 01-09-2015 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by melina premiere (Post 1739241)
Beautiful photos of the princely couple with prince Jacques and princess Gabriella released by the palace on FB


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4700945&type=3



Wonderful, simply wonderful and caring pics. I am so happy for the SF.
BYe Bine

AdmirerUS 01-09-2015 11:15 AM

These are such great pics. I'm intending no snark here. One of the dearest things is how obvious it is Charlene is a first time Mom, while Albert is far more relaxed holding the babies. It was the first thing I noticed and tickled me!

FanofMonaco 01-09-2015 11:35 AM

I doubt they know everyone living in Monaco, but I am guessing they know most of them. When Grace became princess, they invited each family (not sure if that included non citizen families) to the palace for dinner. She said that some of the people were a little overwhelmed. I wonder if they are doing something similar with Charlene.

I think most of the people living on Le Rocher are the old Monagasque families and they probably know all of them by name as they are their neighbors. Albert and his siblings all grew up in Monaco and went to public schools, church, girl scouts, etc there so they would know many people well. I wonder how well the Casiraghis know people since they grew up in France. They did spend summers and holidays in Monaco.

The whole family does seem to make an effort to be out and about in Monaco. They are certainly more available to the public than politicians and royalty in much larger countries. That is part of the charm of Monaco.

HereditaryPrincess 01-09-2015 01:13 PM

Oh, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella are so adorable! :wub:

I like how the released more photos where we can see the twins from a better angle. Princess Charlene appears to be a very caring and attentive mother. I remember reading an interview with Princess Charlene, where she said "children make me melt", or something along those lines, so I guess she feels very comfortable and at ease with children and babies. Prince Albert appeared to be less comfortable with Prince Jacques, but perhaps that's just me.

I thought it was nice how the rest of the family were at the twin's balcony presentation as I originally thought it was just going to be Prince Albert, Princess Charlene and the twins. It was also nice to let Gad and Charlene's brother make a balcony appearance. I think this is the first time Gad has been on the Palace's balcony. I noticed that Camille was on her phone for some of the balcony presentation, which I thought was a little bad, as it was a public event where she would expect to be photographed. It reminds me of the time Queen Rania of Jordan went on her phone during CP Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden's wedding in 2010.

It's also nice how most people in Monaco are quite close to each other, given the fact that it's a small place. I love the photo of Princess Charlene hugging the little girl, it does seem as if they have some sort of connection as IMO she was hugging her how one would hug a friend's child. She also hugged a man in the crowds very warmly, I noticed.

Avicenna 01-09-2015 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by FanofMonaco (Post 1739291)
I doubt they know everyone living in Monaco, but I am guessing they know most of them. When Grace became princess, they invited each family (not sure if that included non citizen families) to the palace for dinner. She said that some of the people were a little overwhelmed. I wonder if they are doing something similar with Charlene.

I think most of the people living on Le Rocher are the old Monagasque families and they probably know all of them by name as they are their neighbors. Albert and his siblings all grew up in Monaco and went to public schools, church, girl scouts, etc there so they would know many people well. I wonder how well the Casiraghis know people since they grew up in France. They did spend summers and holidays in Monaco.

The whole family does seem to make an effort to be out and about in Monaco. They are certainly more available to the public than politicians and royalty in much larger countries. That is part of the charm of Monaco.

Plus Charlene has been living for many years in Monaco ... prior to the marriage. Surely she met many people during this time.

melina premiere 01-09-2015 02:06 PM

there are also the résidents who live in Monaco and who are more numerous than the native people. but they like the princely family , they celebrated also the births of the twins when they were boen on december 10th. Albert knows also a lot of them. they were also present on the place of the palace.


I like the photos released by the palace, they are very nice, Albert is also very happy , proud and at ease when he is holding prince Jacques, but it is my own opinion.

Moonmaiden23 01-09-2015 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by AdmirerUS (Post 1739288)
These are such great pics. I'm intending no snark here. One of the dearest things is how obvious it is eCharlene is a first time Mom, while Albert is far more relaxed holding the babies. It was the first thing I noticed and tickled m!

That's the FIRST thing I noticed too! Charlene gazes at her infants with wonder and awe. Albert is happy but relaxed. Those photos are simply beautiful:tongue:!

sophie25 01-09-2015 04:30 PM

Lovely pictures! Charlene should now be allowed to go off and enjoy her maternity leave in peace whilst we look forward to the christening:baby::baby:

Marisaa 01-10-2015 10:32 AM

Sorry for spoiling the moment, but...When looking at those photos, I'm wondering why Albert got married in his late 50s? He could be easliy the grandad of those little ones...Well, congratulations, anyway.


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