December 10, 2017

Happy Birthday to Jacques and Gabriella!

As you are all probably quite aware – and if you weren’t, the title of this post certainly gave it away – today was the birthday of Jacques and Gabriella. The princely twins celebrated the completion of three years today, a definite milestone for the tots (and their parents!). I am sharing some recent photos from National Day, since it gives us quite an accurate idea of how the twins are looking at three years old. (Photos courtesy of Facebook.)


For being only three, Gabriella certainly has a regal presence about her. I’ve said it before, and I will again today: she has a certain look to her facial expressions that seems to radiate composure and yes, elegance. Even when she’s making a silly face, it appears that she has inherited her mother’s graceful quietude that is so very sophisticated. (Also, her dresses are already exquisite.)


And Jacques. Dear little Jacques! He is so sweet. He also has a calmness about him, and these days he seems to be the more clingy of the two children. And why not? They go through phases, just like any others. His piercing blue eyes get me every time, and I can just see how handsome he will be as a young man. Not to get ahead of ourselves, though. THREE, not thirty!


They are precious and I wish them a very happy birthday, with many more to come!!

In other news, Charlene and Albert (and I believe the twins were present, too) attended the opening of the Christmas market in Monaco just yesterday.


Charlene looked fresh and relaxed, oozing merriment and elegance in her winter-white ensemble, which seems to be paired with black leggings and accessories. Just lovely.


She interacted with everyone, of course, and everyone was appropriately delighted. A beautiful princess having fun with her family, just before her babies turned three. A celebration indeed! Happy birthday once again to the twins!


  1. I have a soft spot for Jacques, he seems like such a darling and is always so sweet with Gabriella. And like you said, Katie, those eyes! They are both adorable and I hope we get to see some photos of the birthday celebrations like we did in previous years.
    I wish we had better photos from the Christmas market opening. I am not sure I am loving the stark white paired with stark black, and I am definitely not a huge fan of those logoed LV scarves, so this probably won’t be my favourite outfit, though Charlene looks great in it anyway. What I do love is her charmingly enthusiastic interaction with the crowd. She’s such a warm and friendly person.

  2. Thank you for the lovely photographs of the royal twins. The one of Jacques in his mother’s arms just caught at my heart, so sweet and tender. If you are a little boy of only three years old and expectations of you are so high and sometimes exhausting your mommy’s loving arms are just the best place to be. Princess Charlene’s protective posture expresses her love for her precious little son beautifully.

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