Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès

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Princess Gabriella
Countess of Carladès
Born (2014-12-10)10 December 2014 (age &&&&&&&&&&&026067 years)
The Princess Grace Hospital Centre, Monaco
Full name
Gabriella Thérèse Marie
House Grimaldi
Father Albert II, Prince of Monaco
Mother Charlene Wittstock

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Princess Gabriella of Monaco, Countess of Carladès (Gabriella Thérèse Marie Grimaldi; born 10 December 2014), is the twin daughter of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene and second in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne.

Birth and title

Royal Monogram of Princess Gabriella

Princess Gabriella was born at Monaco's Princess Grace Hospital, followed two minutes later by her brother, Hereditary Prince Jacques.[1] She was granted the title Countess of Carladès by her father.[2] [3]

The Princely Palace of Monaco released a statement describing how the birth was to be celebrated in the principality. Forty-two cannon shots (twenty-one for each child) were to be fired from the Fort Antoine and church bells were to ring for fifteen minutes, followed by boat horns. The twins were presented to the public on 7 January 2015, which was a public holiday in Monaco.[4]

Gabriella has an older half-sister, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, and an older half-brother, Alexandre Coste, from her father's previous relationships.[5]


Gabriella and Jacques were baptised at the Cathedral of Monaco on 10 May 2015. Gabriella's godparents are her maternal uncle Gareth Wittstock and family friend Nerine Pienaar.[6] She and her brother wore custom Dior christening gowns embroidered with their monograms.[7]

At 7 months old, Gabriella and her brother were trained by the South African Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy to have water survival skills.[8] Her mother, a former Olympic swimmer for South Africa, stated that they enjoy being in the water and are talented at swimming.[9]



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Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès
Born: 10 December 2014
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Jacques
Succession to the Monegasque throne
Second in line
Followed by
Caroline, Princess of Hanover