HSH Princess Charlene and HSH Prince Albert have announced the arrival of their twins Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainier. The babies were born two minutes apart, Gabriella at 5:04 pm (local time) and Jacques at 5:06 pm. They were safely delivered today in the maternity ward of the Princess Grace Hospital.
Since Monaco still follows primogeniture, Jacques, despite being two minutes younger, is the next in line to the throne after Prince Albert. He is also styled Marquis of Baux.
Princess Gabriella is second in the line of succession, receiving the title of Countess of Carladès.
Many congratulations to the happy parents and best wishes to the little prince and princess!