While they are getting ready to spend their first year away from their mother, Jacques and Gabriella continue to keep themselves busy with their father. This weekend, it was basketball, then soccer, at the Stade Louis II.
Here is almost one year that the prince Jacques and his twin sister the princess Gabriella have to compose with the interminable absence of their mother… Still convalescent, Princess Charlene of Monaco is still in a specialized center in Switzerland, where she is slowly recovering from a serious ENT infection that appeared in March 2021, while she was on a conservation mission in South Africa (her country of origin). While waiting for her return, her husband Prince Albert continues to occupy their two little blonde heads.
On Sunday, February 27, the sovereign made another remarkable appearance in the stands of the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. To attend the match of League 1 Uber Eats opposing the team of the principality to that of Reims, the prince was accompanied by his two children (see slideshow). Caps with the colors of the AS Monaco on the head, Jacques and Gabriella did not miss anything of the meeting from the first row of the stands. A match that unfortunately ended in defeat for the Monegasques. On February 25, in this same stadium, the twins had already played cheerleaders during a Euroleague basketball game opposing the Roca Team to the Turkish club of Fenerbahce.
Soccer, basketball, but also rugby and Formula 1… Often at their father’s side during sporting events, Jacques and Gabriella can only inherit his passion for competition! Let’s remember that the sovereign is also a black belt in judo, an Olympic bobsleigh champion and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for more than 35 years… In addition to this sporting CV, their mother Charlene, a former Olympic swimming champion, is also a member of the family… Jacques and Gabriella still have to choose their favorite sport, unless they are – like their father – a jack-of-all-trades!
In spite of this busy sports agenda, the twins must certainly find the time long after a year spent far from their mother. After returning from South Africa last November, the princess briefly reunited with her husband and children at the royal palace before heading back to Switzerland.
Ten days ago, Albert of Monaco finally gave reassuring news of his wife: “Princess Charlene is much better and I hope she will be back in the Principality very soon.” Same sound of bell on the side of the magazine Voici: “She is much better, explains a source. She has recovered her sleep and she is weaned from medication. Above all, for three months, she has had time to think about the future.”
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