It’ll be a merryand glamorous Christmas for Monaco’sroyal 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 theholiday season be with you in this New Year 2017,” a message inside the cardread.
Photo: Vanessa Von Zitzewitz / Palais Princier
The gorgeous family gathered for thephoto taken in the palace’s Salon des Glaces, posing alongside an ornateChristmas tree. Charlene exuded elegance wearing a dazzling, Ralph Lauren dressand Jimmy Choo heels. The mom-of-two sweetly hugged her son, while her excited daughter sat onher lap.
Like their parents, the royal two-year-oldswere dressed to the nines for the photo. Gabriella looked holiday ready wearinga festive red dress and matching hair bows, while Jacques wore a navy sweater, trousers and whitesneakers.
Princess Gabriella Photo: Vanessa Von Zitzewitz / Palais Princier
Prince Albert proudly stood behind hiswife 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 holidaycard, the palace also shared five additional photos of the royal twins takenduring 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 wasphotographed coloring on the floor in one picture and standing in front of herfamily’s lavish tree in another.
Prince Albert and the twins Photo: Vanessa Von Zitzewitz / Palais Princier
A final tender photo showed alaid-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 Jacquesand Princess Gabriella, wish you a Merry Christmas and wish you all the bestfor 2017.”