UPDATE: Princess Charlene of Monaco gives birth to twins
A twin girl and boy, the grandchildren of former actress Grace Kelly and her husband, Prince Rainier of Monaco, were born via Caesarean at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco on Wednesday afternoon, December 10, 2014.
They have named their newborns Gabriella Thérèse Marie (born at 17h04) and Jacques Honoré Rainier (born at 17h06). The Prince Jacques is the new Crown Prince, with succession already confirmed a few months ago in the event of the twins being a male and female pair.
The baby prince will become sovereign following Prince Albert’s death, inheriting an estimated $1 billion fortune and leadership of the Grimaldi clan, the rulers of the principalitity of Monaco situated in the south of France near the border of Italy since the 13th century. Read more about the family below.
In accordance with the historic custom established by the treaty of Péronne (1641), Prince Jacques shall receive the title of Marquis of Baux (in Provence). And Princess Gabriella, second child in the line of succession, shall receive the title of Countess of Carladès (in Auvergne).
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