Princess Charlene and Prince Albert christened their five month old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, at the Cathedral of Monaco today in Monaco.
Charlene held Jacques while Albert held Gabriella. The babies were both very calm during the almost two hour long ceremony, and neither made a peep while they got water poured on their heads.
Jacques’ godparents are Christopher Le Vine Jr (one of Albert’s cousins) and Diane de Polignac Nigra. Gabriella’s godparents are Gareth Whittstock (Charlene’s brother) and Nerine Pienaar (the wife of a retired South African rugby player).
After the ceremony, Albert and Charlene stood on the cathedral steps to watch a traditional folk dance before heading into the crowd to greet guests and well-wishers who had come out for the occasion. The princely couple walked back to the Prince’s Palace of Monaco through the crowd, who held pink and blue balloons.
Charlene looked really happy today, which is always nice to see, and she was very beautiful in her Dior ivory wool dress and cropped top – which is a bespoke version of a look from the Haute Couture SS 2015 collection.
Here is the video of the ceremony. It is very, very long.
The princely couple and the twins with the godparents:
Close up of Charlene and Jacques:
More screengrabs from the video: