Prince Albert II of Monaco Sent His Christmas Card with a New Family Portrait

Christmas card of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene 2022

His Serene Highness Albert II, The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, sent his annual Christmas Card to the nation featuring a new family portrait. And they're back on the Christmas Tree!

The new family photo features the Sovereign Prince, his wife, Princess Charlene, and their twins, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, who playfully posed a "holiday attitude", with her darting eyes and a hand placed on her waist.

Christmas card of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene 2022
Annual Christmas Card of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco. Credit: The Prince's Palace of Monaco

After a tumultuous 2021 for the Monegasque royals where Princess Charlene missed celebrating the Holiday season with her family in Monaco, and Prince Albert shared a Christmas Card with an artist painting of his family, the Monegasque royals were back on the Christmas tree posing for a glamorous portrait for the festive season.

Christmas card of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene 2022
They're back on the tree! Photo by Eric Mathon

Princess Charlene looked so radiant in a forest green dress and personified a relaxed, bright aura, while Prince Albert and Prince Jacques were all dapper in the black suit. 

However, it's Princess Gabriella's scene-stealing image that really caught our attention. Wearing a beautiful apricot dress with a matching headband, and a pair of cute sandals, the eight-year-old princess had a "commanding" presence, staring straight into the camera with her glaring stare and a "confident" pose with her hand on her waist. 

Christmas card of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene 2021
The Monegasque royal family's Christmas Card 2021

Princess Gabriella has been the energizer among the young Grimaldi royals, with her signature bubbly personality, and very expressive nature. She's not shy to express whatever she wants to convey, even mimicking her father doing a striking pose.

In the past years, Princess Gabriella's playful nature showed her examining decorations during a photoshoot or even munching an apple off the tree.

The photo was taken two weeks ago by the Prince's Palace court photographer, Eric Mathon, and was shot in the palace's Salle des Gardes.

Monaco royals attend Christmas Tree ceremony
Prince Albert II's family at the Christmas Tree ceremony, December 15

Asking about his family's new portrait for their annual Christmas card, Prince Albert II said, via People, "It's very nice. We're back beside the tree."

In the same interview with People, Prince Albert also revealed some plans for the coming year, "Monaco is doing well, and we have some great family plans for the year and for next summer; and I'm looking forward to it". 

Prince Albert II's season's greetings on the Christmas Card: "My family joins me in wishing you peace and joy for Christmas and a Happy New Year 2023".

On December 15, Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, and the twins attended the Christmas Tree ceremony on the grounds of the Prince's Palace.

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