Here are some photos of Princess Charlene and Prince Albert yesterday in Monte Carlo. They were in attendance at the Children’s Christmas ceremony. I have to say… I LOVE Charlene’s ensemble. She’s so Christmasy! I love that tartan skirt – it could have gone so wrong, but it’s exactly the right cut and the high waist ensures that she doesn’t look like a lumpy, poorly-wrapped Christmas present. The velvet bolero jacket works surprisingly well too. What’s up, Charlene? Coming into your own sartorially?
As you can see in some of these photos, Charlene did look sad at times during the event. She looked at the little children surrounding her and she thought of the darkness of the Insemination Chamber and The Baster Of Doom. Either that or she just has a natural sad-face. Like, some women (like me) have “natural bitchface” (also called “resting bitchface”). Charlene has Resting Sadface. Or perhaps she really is sad because she will have to return to The Insemination Chamber now that her niece-in-law has provided yet another male heir to the Grimaldi line.
Monaco has a new little royal. Charlotte Casiraghi has given birth to her own little prince, named Raphael, says the palace in the principality. Casiraghi, 27, and her boyfriend, actor-comedian Gad Elmaleh, 42, released a statement that Raphael was born in Monaco Tuesday. Sources tell PEOPLE the birth was around 9 p.m.
In a surprise “tickle,” as one source put it, the palace communiquéé added that “grandmothers are doing well.” The baby is the second great-grandson of the late Princess Grace and the second grandson of Princess Caroline – after Andrea Casiraghi’s son .
A Monaco palace source explains that the line about the grandmas was a “little joke from the parents.” In case anyone is wondering, mother and baby are doing well, too.
“Everyone is very happy here. It is good news,” the source tells PEOPLE.
It is the first child for equestrian and Gucci model Casiraghi and a second for Elmaleh, who is father to son Noé. The couple met via mutual friends two years ago.
Princess Caroline “gets my jokes,” Elmaleh told PEOPLE earlier this year.
Clearly thrilled about the impending birth, he added: “There’s lots of joy and excitement. I’m at a certain point in my life where building a family is very important.”
Charlotte just had a boy with a man 15 years her senior, who is Jewish to boot. And they are engaged – it was something of a shotgun engagement, and I have no idea if Gad will convert to Catholicism for Charlotte, or whether she will convert to Judaism or whether they even care. I believe – and royal experts, please correct me if I’m wrong – that for the moment, little Raphael Elmaleh is not really an heir to the Grimaldi throne because he was not born “in wedlock” and because the father is not Catholic. It doesn’t really matter because Andrea Casiraghi and his now-wife Tatiana welcomed a son (Sacha) earlier this year too. Which means that, as it stands now, Andrea and his son are the first and second in the line of succession. Which means that Albert is going to make Charlene go back to the Insemination Chamber so that she’ll finally provide him with an heir. Thus, the Sadface.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.