December 10, 2014

It's a boy and a girl! - Twins for Monaco

Princess Charlène has given birth today to a boy and a girl! According to rumours she went into labour in the evening of December 9th. 
The girl arrived at 17:04 and the boy at 17:06. The Court has already announced the names: Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Ranier.

Official announcement:

It is with immense joy that TT.SS.HH the Prince and Princess of Monaco have the great pleasure to announce the birth of Their children named: 

- Gabriella, Thérèse, Marie (born at 17h04)
- Jacques, Honoré, Rainier (born at 17h06)

The births took place on 10th December 2014 at the Maternity of the Princess Grace Hospital Monaco. 
The Princess and the Children are doing well. 

The Prince Jacques, Honoré, Rainier is the Crown Prince. In accordance with the historic custom established by the treaty of Péronne (1641), He shall receive the title of Marquis of Baux (in Provence). 
The Princess Gabriella, Thérèse, Marie, second child in the line of succession, shall receive the title of Countess of Carladès (in Auvergne).

In Monaco the male born is always first in line of succession, so although Gabriella arrived first, she will only be second in line.

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