Principality of Monaco has royal heirs as of December 10. Princess Charlene of Monaco has given birth to twins on Wednesday, a little girl and a little boy. The royal couple named them Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainier.
“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 births took place on 10th December 2014 at the Maternity of the Princess Grace Hospital Monaco. The Princess and the Children are doing well,” reads a statement released from the Palace.
According to the press release, 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),” the statement also informs.
To celebrate the happy moment, churches in Monaco rang their bells for 15 minutes, followed by boat horns. Meanwhile, at Fort Antoine, a fortification dating back to the 18th-century, 21 cannon shots were fired for each child.
Prince Albert of Monaco did not want to find out the sex of the twins beforehand.