Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco are all set to celebrate their first birthday on Dec. 10. Their dad Prince Albert II of Monaco said that he and his wife Princess Charlene want to ensure that the toddlers enjoy “family time” on their special day. The doting father revealed that he and Charlene will mostly have to carry out official engagements in the morning.
“We may be visiting a school with the children, but that will be in the morning,” Albert said talking to People. He added that the rest of the day he has set aside for his family. “I’ve no other appointments, we just want the family time,” Albert said.
The 57-year-old father added that like any normal parent, he would like to click pictures and shoot a movie of the kids. The Monegasque royal, in spite of his official commitments to be in Paris for COP 21 until it ends on Dec. 11, will return to Monaco for the twins’ birthday on Dec. 10. The father-of-two said the twins’ birthday will be celebrated with less fanfare and would be more of a private event from the coming years.
Talking about gifts for the toddlers, Albert said while everything has been planned, he admitted that he is yet to decide on any gifts. He was not sure as to whether he should give Jacques and Gabriella something significant, which they will cherish for years or just give them better toys than they already have in their nursery. But, on second thoughts, Albert added that he could probably give them both.
The twins went on a day out with their parents and attended the World Climate March on Sunday. Albert and Charlene brought their twin babies to the march to help them get a head start on understanding topics close to their hearts. The twins stole the show at the event.
Jacques was dressed in pale blue tights and red jacket with black trainers and socks. Gabriella wore pale pink tights, matching shoes and a brown jacket. The twins sat in a double-wide pram as they were pushed by their mother.