© Photo: Eric Mathon / Royal Palace

On their ninth wedding anniversary, Monaco’s Prince Albert II and his South African expat wife, Princess Charlène, have shared a few special family portraits on their social media channels.

On the day of their anniversary – Thursday 2 July – they shared a gorgeous photo taken at the Royal Palace with their children, Prince Hereditary Jacques and Princess Gabriella, to commemorate their anniversary.

© Photo: E. Mathon / Royal Palace

And on Friday morning they posted a couple more photos, saying they had celebrated their anniversary with family.

© Photo: Eric Mathon / Royal Palace

They also included a romantic photo without their children.

Prince Albert II and wife Princess Charlene (nee Wittstock) © Photo: Eric Mathon / Royal Palace

The royal couple maintain close ties with South Africa. Princess Charlene actively raises funds for her Foundation which helps vulnerable people in SA; while this week the finalists for the Rhino Conservation Awards were announced, of which Prince Albert II is the Patron.