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Princess Charlene talks about Christmas with her twins

Princess Charlene of Monaco has recently opened up about Christmas at the Princely Palace of Monaco with her and Prince Albert II’s four-year-old twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques.

Her Serene Highness spoke to French magazine Point de Vue to tell of their Christmas and day-to-day life of the young royals who started back to school yesterday after the Christmas holiday.

The Princess remarked that the day started with “the pounding of little feet, children eager to open their presents and the barking of dogs. We gather around the tree. My husband [Prince Albert], when he is with Jacques and Gabriella is at his happiest, and he always wants to wear something festive for the occasion!”

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Christmas morning also began with a private Christmas Mass before the family dined together. She also admitted the twins might have had a bit too much sugar over the holidays and that she felt “the consequences.”

As for Santa? The twins “believe strongly in Santa…[They] count the days until he comes down the chimney. They always leave a glass of milk and cookies for him, as well as water and grass for his reindeer.”

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Princess Charlene also spoke about the Princely Family’s day-to-day life. She revealed Gabriella loves school and is disappointed on Saturdays when she wakes up and cannot go to class. The family also make sure to say their nightly prayers with the twins where they “think of children who do not have a mom or dad, or who do not get gifts. Pray they will have some comfort.”

The Princess added that she and Prince Albert were blessed to be the parents of healthy children who are “well behaved and kind” who also feel them with so much “love and happiness.”

Her Serene Highness added about the little Prince and Princess, “They know what they want, they speak very well and understand many things. It’s hard to believe they’re already four.”

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.