PHOTOS: Princess Charlene Celebrates Christmas and Baby Birthdays in Monaco

Just a week after celebrating the royal twins’ first birthday, Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco have made many other children in the principality happy with their annual Christmas gift-giving event at the palace.

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The 37-year-old princess and her 57-year-old husband weren’t accompanied by their babies this time, as they focused instead on the Monégasques children – handing out presents on Wednesday, as is the yearly tradition, and partaking in the Christmas tree ceremony.

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Princess Stephanie’s children – Camille and Louis – were also on hand to help welcome the children to the Christmas celebration.

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Earlier this month – on 10 December – Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II celebrated their children’s first birthday, along with local school children, at the palace.

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The birthday party took place at Place d’Armes with matching birthday cakes (cheese cake to be exact) in blue and pink for Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.

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Prince Jacques delighted the crowds as he took a few steps under the protective eye of his mother, former South African Olympic swimmer Charlene.

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All photos by Gaétan Luci / Prince’s Palace of Monaco.

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