National Day, marking the anniversary of HSH Prince Albert II's succession to the Monegasque throne, began, as usual, with a mass of thanksgiving at St Nicholas Cathedral
Princess Charlene and the Sovereign Prince, backed up by Princess Stephanie, departing the Cathedral to take the salute at the Princely Palace.
HSH Princess Charlene was looking very smart, sporting her new miniature for the Order of Saint-Charles she recently joined.
And the moment everyone waits for; the waves from the balcony by the Princely couple.
Long live the Prince!