Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco Has a Baby Boy
"Grandmothers are doing well," the palace also announces about the arrival of Raphael
Monaco has a new little royal.
Casiraghi, 27, and her boyfriend, actor-comedian Gad Elmaleh, 42, released a statement that Raphael was born in Monaco Tuesday. Sources tell PEOPLE the birth was around 9 p.m.
In a surprise “tickle,” as one source put it, the palace communiqu é added that “grandmothers are doing well.”
A Monaco palace source explains that the line about the grandmas was a “little joke from the parents.” In case anyone is wondering, mother and baby are doing well, too.
“Everyone is very happy here. It is good news,” the source tells PEOPLE.
It is the first child for equestrian and Gucci model Casiraghi and a second for Elmaleh, who is father to son Noé. The couple met via mutual friends two years ago.
Princess Caroline “gets my jokes,” Elmaleh told PEOPLE earlier this year.
Clearly thrilled about the impending birth, he added: “There’s lots of joy and excitement. I’m at a certain point in my life where building a family is very important.”