The Christmas celebrations continued in the principality of Monaco last week with the traditional distribution of gifts by the Grimaldis at the Palais Princier.
On December 14, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco were joined by their children, Princess Gabriella and Hereditary Prince Jacques, for the Christmas Tree celebration at the palace.
The youngest members of the family clearly enjoyed the festive experience. And, charmingly, they were dressed as little echoes of their parents: a blue winter coat for Princess Gabriella and an overcoat and scarf for Prince Jacques.
The kids looked equally parts amused and wary when Père Noël arrived at the palace for the Christmas celebration.
The Grimaldi family has been participating in lavish Christmas celebrations for decades. But they don’t just keep all the fun for themselves. The festivities always include the distribution of gifts and treats to children. Here, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace are joined by Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie as they hand out presents in December 1976.
Now, Prince Albert and his family are the ones who are continuing on the family gift tradition. Here, Princess Charlene and Prince Jacques give a toy and a bag of treats to a young man during the celebrations.
And here, Princess Gabriella prepares another present to hand to a little recipient.
For the Christmas fun, Princess Charlene wore an elegant black ensemble topped by a blue cape-style coat. (It looked chilly! Good thing she had included gloves in her outfit plans.)
As she generally has done of late, Charlene kept her jewelry minimal but sparkling. She wore two diamond stud earrings in each ear.
It’s lovely to see the family together and giving back to the public this holiday season. Princess Charlene also gave an interview last week, telling Monaco Matin, “I feel so much better today than I have in the past few years. I feel less pain and much more energy. It will still take time, but I’m happy.” She added, “My family and those I love are my rock.” It’s great to hear—and here’s hoping for more bright days to come.