Below: Cannons are fired to announce the December 10, 2014 birth of twins to Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Today the Prince’s Palace of Monaco released this statement:
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.
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).