Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco step away from twins for private cocktail engagement

Princess Charlene of Monaco stepped away from her baby twins briefly to attend an event together with her husband Prince Albert on Thursday evening, and the beautiful blonde royal was stunning in a black jumper adorned with sequins and elegant loose-fitting trousers for the occasion.

A pair of understated studs and black heels completed the new mum's look. The former Olympic swimmer's figure looked as toned as ever despite her welcoming her two wonderful bundles of joy just a little more than two months ago.

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert attended a private cocktail party on Thursday evening

Charlene, 37, showed no sign of sleepless nights at the private cocktail party at the Monte-Carlo Casino, opting for a smokey eye and sweeping her short locks back into her trademark loose waves. Her husband was nearby, smartly dressed in a navy suit and striped tie.

The royal was in good company for the outing – as well as her husband, her younger brother Gareth Wittstock was also in tow for the event, funds of which will be donated to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.

The royal couple enjoyed some respite from their two-month-old twins

Despite welcoming their baby son Jacques Honoré Rainier and his sister Gabriella Thérèse Marie on 10 December and managing first-time parenthood since, this is the second outing made by Charlene and Albert in as many months.

The new parents enjoyed their first night out as they joined in the national celebrations for St Dévote's Day, even sharing a kiss at the traditional remembrance service for Monaco's patron saint – before greeting locals in the crowd outside the church. Charlene and Albert then helped to set light to a fishing boat, in keeping with a tradition that started with the reign of Prince Louis II in 1942.

Former Olympian Charlene showed no signs of sleepless nights at the engagement

Charlene and Albert’s children are the first royal heirs born in Monaco since the birth of their father 56 years ago. Gabriella was the first to arrive on 10 December, at 5.04pm, with her brother following two minutes later at 5.06pm.

According to Monaco's inheritance laws, which favour males, Jacques will one day become the ruler of Monaco, and will be known as His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux. Gabriella has the title of Her Serene Highness The Countess of Carladès.

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