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Monaco Royal Twins steal the show at National Day celebrations

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco have grown into such an adorable brother-sister duo!

By Bella Brennan
The Monaco Royal Family were out in full force over the weekend as they celebrated their annual National Day.
All eyes were on Princess Charlene and Prince Albert's gorgeous twins Jacques and Gabriella, who turn two next month.
Watch in the player above! The twins greet the public from the palace balcony
The royal twins stole the show as they accompanied their proud parents on the palace's balcony to greet the thousands of well-wishes.
Dressed in coordinating white jackets, the blonde siblings tried out their best royal waves while cuddling their mum and dad.
Charlene, 38, held onto Princess Gabriella and Albert, 42, had son Jacques.
A grand entrance! The Monaco Royal Family greet the public from the palace balcony (Pic via/Palaismonaco Facebook)
Princess Gabriella tried out her royal wave.
Matching in white: Jacques and Gabriella opted for coordinating ensembles.
Speaking recently of his children, Prince Albert told People his little ones were thriving!
"The kids are great. They’re running around everywhere, still jumping in and out of the pool up at the ranch [Roc Agel] on a day like today when it’s still warm enough here," he explained to the publication.
“They’re still all smiling and laughing. I still haven’t seen any tantrums, though those are probably coming, but for now, they’re very sweet and alert."
Where does the time go? The royal twins will celebrate their second birthday next month.
Proud dad Albert, who has two other children from previous relationships, says his twins are becoming quite the characters.
The twins are total pros at walking now too! (Pic via/Palaismonaco Facebook)
A royal salute from Prince Jacques! (Pic via/Palaismonaco Facebook)
As for their personalities, the 58-year-old says they're becoming quite the characters.
“Jacques, for the moment, is a little boy of very few words. If he wants you to pick him up, he’ll say, ‘Up!’ and then he’ll say, ‘Down,’ but he’s not into using full sentences."
“Gabriella, like a lot of little girls, and is more talkative than her brother - both in English and French. She encountered the phrase ‘c’est pas possible!’ (‘it’s not possible’) and has picked that up pretty quickly. That one I’m certain it’s going to serve her really well later on in life."
A future in the military, perhaps? (Pic via/Palaismonaco Facebook)
To cap off the weekend, the couple celebrated the holiday with a gala event.
It was a glamorous ending to an amazing weekend.
Following the day's festivities, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended an evening gala.
Charlene looked stunning in a floor-length white gown and a red sash while Albert kept things classic in his traditional uniform.
National Day, also known as The Sovereign Prince's Day, is the country's most revered event and has been celebrated since 1857.
This year, it was spread across both days of the weekend and was marked with mass, fireworks and of course the balcony appearance from the royal family.

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