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Princess Gabriella pictured in wheelchair and leg cast at Monaco International Canine Show

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On Saturday, Princess Charlene of Monaco posted a series of pictures on her Instagram account showing her children enjoying the Monaco International Canine Exhibition. 

But what captured the eyes of everyone was the sight of little Princess Gabriella, 6, in a wheelchair with her right leg in a pink cast. 

Wrapped in a cast reaching just below her knee, it appears to be the result of a fractured bone in the lower portion of her leg, a common injury for children her age. 

The Monaco International Canine show will take place from 11 to 12 September and, because of health safety restrictions, will be closed to the public. 

The Princely Family is a constant presence at this event, and this year, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella were accompanied by their aunt Princess Caroline, first cousin Charlotte Casiraghi-Rassam (Princess Caroline’s daughter) and first cousin Camille Gottlieb (Princess Stéphanie’s daughter). 

Princess Charlene’s post was captioned: “Spending time with their auntie HRH Princess Caroline and their cousins at the annual dog show….”, followed by a red heart emoji and a praying hands emoji. 

Undoubtedly, it is hard for Princess Charlene to be so far away from home in a moment where one of her children needs her so much. It must have also been hard on the children starting school and for Princess Gabriella to go through the entire cast process just days after starting elementary school without their mum by their side. 

Princess Charlene is following her children closely, and, despite the many rumours that circulated over the years regarding the relationship between Princess Charlene and Princess Caroline, it seems like the entire family came together to support Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. 

Charlotte Casiraghi was especially doting on her young cousin, picking up dogs to put on her lap and taking pictures to remember the fun outing. And, of course, to show cute puppy pictures to her own children, Raphaël, who she had with comedian Gad Elmaleh, and Balthazar, who she had with husband, Dimitri Rassam.