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Prince Albert and his children enjoy early St Patrick’s Day celebration in Monaco

Prince Albert of Monaco took his children on an official engagement at Monaco’s Princess Grace Irish Library. 

On Wednesday, 16 March, one day before Ireland and other countries celebrate the traditional St Patrick’s Day, the royals arrived at the library, with both Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella wearing bright green and Prince Albert donning a dark red tie and a white face mask with green piping. 

The trio was at the Princess Grace Irish Library to enjoy an afternoon of music as offered by the facility, with the participation of a harpist, three harpsichordists and a singer, all of whom offered a selection of rearrangements of traditional Irish tunes. 

Prince Albert, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella were also offered a snack in the form of apple tarts decorated with shamrocks, prepared by students at the Lycée Technique & Hôtelier de Monaco (Technical and Hospitality High School of Monaco). 

The Prince and his children were also offered a tour of a small photographic exhibition that includes pictures of the three of them during their last visit to Ireland in the fall of 2021 when they toured Dublin’s Trinity College Library to unveil a plaque commemorating Prince Albert’s contribution towards the structure’s restoration. 

On the occasion of this visit, the manager of the Princess Grace Irish Library also announced that the exhibition will be extended until 30 April. 

Since May 2021, Prince Albert has been essentially parenting alone, as Princess Charlene is dealing with serious health issues that have kept her away from Monaco and her family. 

The Sovereign Prince has spent a lot of time with his twins, bringing them with him to official engagements, both in Monaco and abroad, and making the difficult decision of pulling them from school so that they could study in the more stable environment of the Princely Palace with tutors and four of their classmates.