Prince Albert poses in both photos with his children

By Claudia Harmata
November 22, 2020 08:00 PM
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Princess Charlene is one proud mom!

On Sunday, the Monaco royal, 42, shared new family photos of her husband, Prince Albert, with their 5-year-old twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques.

"So proud ❤️," Princess Charlene captioned the images.

In the first photo, Prince Albert, 62, is seen posing behind a chair as little Prince Jacques sits in front of his father. The second photo shows the royal father of two standing for what appears to be a solo photo-op in his military uniform as a laughing Princess Gabriella photobombs from behind.

The new photos come just a few days after Monaco's National Day for which the country put on a coronavirus-safe celebration.

The festivities were the twins' first time as participants in the palace courtyard ceremonies. The duo — who turn 6 in two weeks — saluted passing guards, adjusted a plumed helmet and leaned on their mom during the 20-minute long appearance.

For the second year in a row, Jacques wore his military uniform, including the Palace Guard's plumed helmet. Meanwhile, Gabriella was seen in a navy blue Jacardi coat dress with white Claudine collar, bright red Mary Janes and a matching ribbon in her hair.

The annual ceremonies, which began in 1949, were adjusted with numerous changes and restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some elements — the traditional evening concert and fireworks, for example — were canceled outright.

Other events banned crowds, limited the number of invitees or were rescheduled, scattered out over a week-long calendar. A number of the annual medal presentation and elevations were handed out earlier in the week, outdoors, when possible, or in small private groups with attendees being tested and wearing masks.