It has been a glorious National Day today in Monaco. Princess Charlene, who is showing how far along she is, was absent for some of the festivities but did appear on the balcony with her prince to greet the Monegasque people. Otherwise, the star of the day seemed to be little Sacha who was carried at the military review by a very proud grandmother Princess Caroline (though it's still so hard to think of her as a grandma) and I was certainly struck by how much Sacha looks like his great-grandpa Prince Rainier. God bless the Princely Family, God bless Monaco and long live the Prince!
Hello! Magazine started the rumors and the other media in Europe have been running with it; that Tatiana and Andrea Casiraghi are expecting another child. At a recent wedding in the Thurn und Taxis princely family of Germany, to which the couple were invited, someone thought they noticed a slight "baby bump" under the loose-flowing fashions sported by Tatiana and the story has taken off from there. In the Spring of last year Tatiana gave birth to the couple's first child, Sacha, in London (the two were married first at the end of August 2013 and then secondly at the end of January 2014). So far there has been no official confirmation from the palace about this, nor do most expect there to be any time soon given past behavior. However, it seems that babies have suddenly become quite popular in Monaco these days and when Princess Charlene delivers, the new arrival will have several cousins of similar age to play with. Nice to see the family growing, presuming this rumor turns out to be true and we wish the couple all the best in any event.