Twin Royal Babies Born To The Prince And Princess Of Monaco
Princess Charlene gave birth to a son and a daughter, her first children with Monaco's ruler Prince Albert.
Princess Charlene of Monaco, 36, has given birth to twins, a girl and a boy, the Prince's Palace announced Wednesday.
The baby royals have been named Jacques Honoré Rainier Grimaldi and Gabriella Thérèse Marie Grimaldi.
The babies were born via caesarean section at Princess Grace hospital in Monaco. Gabriella was born at 5:04 p.m. local time; her brother Jacques was born two minutes later.
Even though Gabriella was born first, Jacques will one day rule Monaco, as male heirs are placed above female heirs, according to the laws of succession to the Monegasque throne.
Per royal tradition, the baby prince and princess have been given titles to signify their places in the line of succession:
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).