Princess Charlene of Monaco has yesterday (Wednesday, December 10, 2014) given birth to twins, a boy and a girl via Caesarean at the Princess Grace Hospital, Monaco, France.
Her husband of three years, Prince Albert, was by her side during the babies’ arrival, and the royal couple have named their newborns Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainier.
A statement released from the Palace read: “It is with immense joy that TT.SS.HH the prince and princess of Monaco have the great pleasure to announce the birth of their children named: Gabriella, Thérèse, Marie (born at 17h04) Jacques, Honoré, Rainier (born at 17h06).
The statement continues: “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).”