Christmas might be right around the corner but for Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco, December marks another important date in the calendar as their twins turn six.
On Thursday December 10, proud mum Princess Charlene, 42, took to social media to share two beautiful new snaps of the birthday prince and princess.
"Happy 6th birthday 🎉 my beautiful children ❤️❤️," the 42-year-old penned alongside two candid snapshots showing Princess Gabrielle and Prince Jacques blowing out the candles on their birthday cake as Prince Albert helps add a little extra lung power from the side-lines.
The pair are clad in adorable onesies with Jacques opting for a cow-print number and Gabrielle in a lighter-shade zip-up.
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert, who wed in a lavish ceremony in 2011, are renowned for throwing magical parties for their two children.
For their second birthday, they threw a safari-themed bash and the year after, they embraced a museum theme complete with mechanical polar bears.
In 2018, the royal parents put on a superhero-themed shin dig on the grounds of the Palace of Monaco.
Last year, the twins were given an incredible Smurf-themed affair.
However in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic still wreaking havoc across Europe, the parents have opted for a more low-key and intimate family affair.
Earlier in the year, Prince Albert, 62, confirmed he had contracted the virus but has since made a full recovery. The twins' half-sister Jazmin Grimaldi, 26, has also overcome the illness.
Opening up about her unbreakable bond with her two children, Charlene told French magazine Point de Vue: "We discover them even closer accomplices than we imagined."
As for Prince Albert, whose mother was Hollywood actress turned royalty, Princess Grace of Monaco, he admits his dynamic duo are "very active, very playful, absolutely adorable, lots of fun and a lot of work."
Adding of their personalities: "Jacques is very reserved. He is sure of himself, but he likes to take his time doing things, to observe them, and no one can force him to do anything. Gabriella, for her part, is not afraid of anything. With her it is always full steam ahead!"
The twins were born in 2014 and although Princess Gabriella was born first, her younger brother will inherit the throne.
They also have two other half-siblings from Albert's previous relationships before he married Charlene.
Half-sister Jazmin, whose mother Tamara Rotolo had a three-week fling with the Prince during a holiday to the French Riviera in 1991, says she loves spending time with her younger brother and sister.
They also have half-brother Alexandre Coste, 17, who Albert welcomed in 2003 after a secret six-year relationship with flight attendant Nicole Coste.