December 24, 2016

Christmas Photos of the Princely Family

Merry Christmas to you all, dear readers! I come to you this Christmas Eve from the countryside of Pennsylvania, where I am visiting with in-laws and some very dear friends. This evening, as we all prepare to tuck our littles into their beds as early as possible so we can get the last of our wrapping completed, I thought we could take a break to view the Princely family’s Christmas photos. Paired with a hot toddy and a roaring fire, these are just the ticket for all of those Christmas feelings. The twins are the main attraction, of course, being two years old and full of merry cuteness. (Photos courtesy of Facebook.)


Here is the family photo, which I suspect they used for their Christmas card. There is so much going on here to discuss! Charlene looks radiant, glamorous, and regal in gold – is anyone else out there just dying over her dress? It is much shorter than we usually see on Charlene, and my goodness, I don’t think I ever realized what incredible legs she has. Even though they are obstructed by Gabriella here (haha), her pins are completely enviable and gorgeous. I think what most struck me about this photo, though, is the fact that they took it in the Salon des Glaces at the Princely palace, right in front of the portrait of Princess Grace. It was a rather tender way of including her in the family photo. And Gabriella’s smile here…! She is cute personified.


Speaking of Gabriella…this dress. She is such an adorable little girl, and the image of Albert – at least to my eye. I am once again so taken by her curls and the little bows holding them back.


A better look at those bows, and a lovely shot of the princess coloring quietly. She seems like a joyful, and perhaps slightly reserved, little lady. I think she will channel the regal qualities of the women in her family without any difficulty whatsoever.


And here is Jacques, looking rather serious himself…


…but not too much 😉 His eyes get me every time. I love seeing the playful side of these children, it’s lovely that their parents want to share that with the public as well.


And I know this blog is supposed to be focused on Charlene, but I had to share this one too. Albert and his babies. I think the look of mischief on Jacques’ face is a Christmas gift in and of itself. I would love to know what he’s thinking here. But really, all of them are just precious, and I am guessing this will be a favorite photo of Charlene’s for years to come. Merry Christmas, from my house (well, my mother-in-law’s house) to yours – I hope you all have a holiday full of joy, love, and peace.


  1. I love your style of writing-excellent and lovely photos.

  2. Katie Coble says:

    Thank you, Kat, and welcome to the site if you haven’t been here before! Hope to see you again soon. :)

  3. I’m so happy to have found your blog. Thank you for your wonderful coverage. I look forward to reading your posts in 2017!
    PS I’ve been on an Albert tie alert ever since he started sporting whimsical “kid friendly” designs. But did you notice? No tie for the Christmas card photo! Interesting move, especially given Charlene’s glamorous dress.

  4. Katie, Many, many thanks for posting such lovely photos of our favourite royal family. I am looking forward to reading your comments in 2017. Thanks once more.

  5. happy new year, u have cute kids

  6. Katie Coble says:

    Hi Beth! I was so glad that you pointed out his tie preferences – it’s almost all I can notice now! It’s so whimsical, and tells quite a bit about his attitude toward being a father. I, too, noticed the lack of tie during the formal photos – it was an unusual choice, but perhaps he knew he’d be on the floor with the kids? (The married part of me imagines that he wanted to choose a tie on the crazy side, for the kids, and Charlene put her foot down because of the formality of the photos. HA!)

  7. Katie Coble says:

    Many thanks to you, too, Myriam – I so enjoy reading your thoughts! Cheers to 2017!

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