Blissful birthday to you, Prince Albert!
It was a small celebration with a family-sized cake lit up by 4 candles – and two delighted kids! – for Monaco’s Prince Albert this yr.
The son of Princess Grace, who turned 61 on Thursday, marked the event at residence with Princess Charlene and their kids, Four-year-old twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. Charlene shared three photographs of the mini occasion, exhibiting Princess Gabriella explicit enthralled by the sparkler candle show.
And what do you get a prince? A rugby shirt!
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Whereas celebrating his milestone 60th birthday final yr, Prince Albert confirmed no indicators of slowing down.
“Haven’t you heard? Sixty is the brand new 40!” he informed PEOPLE.
The royal couple determined to postpone celebrating their separate landmarks (Princess Charlene turned 40 on January 25 of final yr) and as a substitute hosted a joint “Blissful 100th” celebration (60 + 40) for the general public over the summer time.
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The at-home birthday celebration has turn out to be the Grimaldi household custom – and it comes weeks after a really particular trip. Final month, Charlene launched the twins to South Africa, the nation the place she was raised.
Throughout their prolonged go to, they caught up along with her household outdoors Johannesburg in South Africa, celebrating her father’s birthday at a favourite steakhouse, earlier than becoming a member of Prince Albert (who arrived after a visit to India) at a wildlife protect within the japanese KwaZulu-Natal province.
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A video posted to Instagram by Charlene captioned “First African Expertise” reveals the younger royals set to a soundtrack of South African pop singer Johnny Clegg’s “Looking out For The Nice Coronary heart.”
The tour, which occurred over the youngsters’s winter college break, fulfills a long-expressed want of Charlene’s to share her residence continent (she was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa) along with her two kids.
“I’m African, that is my residence,” the 41-year-old royal stated throughout her go to to Johannesburg two years in the past. “It’ll all the time be.”
She continued, “It’s in my coronary heart, it’s in my veins and it all the time shall be. I can’t look ahead to to come back right here. I can’t wait to introduce them to Africa.”