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Princess Gabriella has police boat named after her

Photo: hshprincesscharlene/Instagram

Princess Gabriella of Monaco, who recently celebrated her sixth birthday alongside her twin, Prince Jacques, has had a police boat in the tiny principality named after her.

The boat “Princesse Gabriella” was baptised on Wednesday at noon with the Princely Family in attendance at the Monaco Yacht Club. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene were there for their daughter’s special day, as was Gabriella’s younger twin brother. The Archbishop of Monaco blessed the ship before it was baptised.

Gabriella baptised the ship herself by breaking the bottle of champagne on the ship; however, the bottle was not made of glass but instead of nougatine. The six-year-olds also spent time in the boat’s cockpit.

Princess Charlene later shared a photo from the event on her Instagram saying, “Congratulations baby girl.”

The boat replaces the older La Vigilante boat that the maritime police had been using.

The little royal also joined her parents and brother on Wednesday at the Prince’s Palace to distribute Christmas gifts. The distribution of Christmas gifts and the tree ceremony takes place each year. Both Gabriella and Jacques were very active in handing out the presents to the families.

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The real talk of the day, however, was their mother, Princess Charlene, who showed off her new edgy haircut. The Princess of Monaco shaved the left half of her head with the other half of her hair in a blonde bob.

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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.