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Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques begin pre-school

Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques of Monaco, the three-year-old twins of the Prince and Princess of Monaco, began their pre-schooling yesterday.

Their mother, Princess Charlene, shared three images on her official Instagram account saying, “First day of school.”

The twins, dressed in matching white polo shirts and jeans, are seen hugging before they walk into their classroom and are almost joined at the hip as they walk in the building.

The Princely Palace of Monaco shared several snaps from Wednesday, as well, on their Facebook featuring the twins in a slideshow.

It is not known what school Their Serene Highnesses are attending or if they are in the same class. When Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark’s twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, began school last year, they were put into two separate classes to allow them to make new friends and gain new experiences.

The twins recently joined their parents, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene at World First Aid Day on Saturday, 8 September in Fontvieille, Monaco, where they tried out different toys – including a human body reminiscent of the board game “Operation.”

Their Serene Highnesses Princess Gabriella Thérèse Marie, Countess of Carladès and Prince Jacques Honoré Rainier, Marquis of Baux, were born on 10 December 2014 in the Princess Grace Hospital Centre in Monaco. Gabriella is two minutes older than Prince Jacques; however, Jacques is the heir to the Monégasque throne as Monaco’s laws of succession are ruled by male-preference cognatic primogeniture.

Gabriella and Jacques were christened into the Roman Catholic Church on 10 May 2015 in the Saint Nicholas Cathedral. They are taken to a handful of events each year alongside their parents including Monaco’s National Day in November of each year.

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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 including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.