Prince Albert of Monaco and wife Charlene are confirmed to be expecting twins, according to Hello! Canada.
The magazine tweeted that they have spoken to the couple, confirming the news. Speculation has been rife over the topic since the pregnancy was announced, and other outlets reported that Charlene’s father confirmed he would be a grandfather to twins a week or two ago.
Albert and Charlene announced the news they were to become parents in May, after getting married in 2011.
Charlene, due to have the babies in December, will not be the only mother to twins in Royal circles: Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, gave birth to twins, Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, in 2011. Tabloids also speculated when The Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant with Prince George whether she was having twins, as sufferers of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (severe morning sickness) is slightly more common in women carrying more than one child.
@Royal_talk We can confirm that we spoke directly with the royals while they were in New York City. The happy couple are expecting twins!
— HELLO! Canada (@HelloCanada) October 6, 2014
Charlene told Hello! magazine in an interview just held in New York, where the couple have been undertaking engagements, that she ‘felt great’.