Friday, December 12, 2014

It's a Boy And a Girl!

HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco was delivered of two healthy babies (by c-section) with a little girl first and, a couple of minutes later, a son and heir for the House of Grimaldi. Here is the official press release:

It is with immense joy that TT.SS.HH the Prince and Princess of Monaco have the great pleasure to announce the birth of Their children named:

- Gabriella, Thérèse, Marie (born at 17h04)
- Jacques, Honoré, Rainier (born at 17h06)
The births took place on 10th December 2014 at the Maternity of the Princess Grace Hospital Monaco. 
The Princess and the Children are doing well.

The Prince Jacques, Honoré, Rainier is the Crown Prince. In accordance with the historic custom established by the treaty of Péronne (1641), He shall receive the title of Marquis of Baux (in Provence). 
The Princess Gabriella, Thérèse, Marie, second child in the line of succession, shall receive the title of Countess of Carladès (in Auvergne).

The salute fired from Ft Antoine 

The official princely announcement being posted outside the palace


  1. Do you think it's likely that one day they will change the law so Gabriella would be the Princess of Monaco?

    1. In a word, no. There would be no point to it and Monaco, being practically an absolute monarchy in all but name, is not subject to the sort of trends other monarchies are. Even in those that have done so, it's never been well received by the families who tend to want to keep a throne in their own family and not see it passed to a son-in-law's family.

  2. Why does this site take so long to update.


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