Princess Charlene and Prince Albert release Christmas card and video, plus new portraits of Monaco twins

It’ll be a merry and glamorous Christmas for Monaco’s royal family. The Prince’s Palace released Prince Albert and Princess Charlene’s annual holiday card, which stars their twins – Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella – while paying tribute to the royal family’s late matriarch, Princess Grace Kelly.

“May the joy and peace of the holiday season be with you in this New Year 2017,” a message inside the card read.


Photo: Vanessa Von Zitzewitz / Palais Princier

The gorgeous family gathered for the photo taken in the palace’s Salon des Glaces, posing alongside an ornate Christmas tree. Charlene exuded elegance wearing a dazzling, Ralph Lauren dress and Jimmy Choo heels. The mom-of-two sweetly hugged her son, while her excited daughter sat on her lap.


Like their parents, the royal two-year-olds were dressed to the nines for the photo. Gabriella looked holiday ready wearing a festive red dress and matching hair bows, while Jacques wore a navy sweater, trousers and white sneakers.

Princess Gabriella Photo: Vanessa Von Zitzewitz / Palais Princier

Prince Albert proudly stood behind his wife and children for the holiday picture. Adding a sentimental touch to the Christmas card is a stunning portrait of the 58-year-old Prince’s late mother, Grace Kelly, which can be seen behind the family-of-four.

Playful Prince Jacques Photo: Vanessa Von Zitzewitz / Palais Princier

Along with the formal holiday card, the palace also shared five additional photos of the royal twins taken during the holiday photo session as well as a behind-the-scenes video. Jacques looked angelic in two close-up shots, posing in one with a snowflake decoration held to his head. Meanwhile adorable Gabriella was photographed coloring on the floor in one picture and standing in front of her family’s lavish tree in another.

Prince Albert and the twins Photo: Vanessa Von Zitzewitz / Palais Princier

A final tender photo showed a laid-back Prince Albert playing on the floor beside the Christmas tree with his young children. Attached to the newly released potraits, a message stated: “Prince Albert, Princess Charlène and their children, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, wish you a Merry Christmas and wish you all the best for 2017.”