Albert and Charlene play Santa for excited youngsters

Next year, she may well have her own little prince or princess to dote on, but for now Charlene of Monaco is content sharing Christmas with local children.

Dropping in to a party this week, Prince Albert's new wife looked as enthusiastic as the youngsters about the festivities.

And the newlyweds had been given a fun task at a crèche in the principality.


><img alt=VIEW GALLERY


Albert and Charlene played Santa, handing out colourful presents to little guests in fancy dress.

Surrounded by toddlers, Europe's newest princess was clearly in her element – a sure sign that she'll be a loving mum when her time comes.

Activate HELLO! alerts and find out about everything before anyone else.