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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene share new photos to mark wedding anniversary

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Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco have shared three new pictures to mark their ninth wedding anniversary. In two of the photographs, the couple is pictured with their children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.

Thursday, 2 July, marked nine years since Prince Albert II of Monaco married South Africa born Charlene Wittstock. To mark this special occasion, the Princely Palace shared three new images of the pair. Despite the consistent rumours of an unhappy marriage, the couple and their children seem relaxed and joyful in their new official photos.

In the first photo, the Prince and Princess are pictured with their twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. This portrait was taken at the Princely Palace of Monaco after the official Saint Jean celebrations on the 23rd of June.

The other two images show the pair and their children in a more informal setting. The photos were taken on Thursday, 2 July as the family celebrated the wedding anniversary.

One portrait shows Albert, dressed casually in a floral shirt, and his wife, Charlène before the sunset. In the other photo, the pair and their children watch the sunset by the sea. All images were taken by the Royal Court’s photographer, Eric Mathon.

On 2 July 2011, Prince Albert of Monaco married Charlene Wittstock, a South African Olympic swimmer in a religious ceremony. The previous day, the pair married in a civil wedding ceremony.

In a white Armani gown, Princess Charlène walked down the aisle in the courtyard of the Princely Palace to marry her prince. The wedding was attended by royals from all over the world. Three years later, the pair welcomed their two children.

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