Jacques and Gabriella's first birthday: Prince Albert shares plans for twins' big day

Prince Albert of Monaco is looking forward to his twins' first major milestone. With Jacques and Gabriella's first birthday on Dec. 10 fast approaching, the Monegasque royal has revealed his and Princess Charlene's plans for the big day. Despite an official engagement in the morning, the afternoon is wide open for some quality "family time."

"We may be visiting a school with the children, but that will be in the morning," Albert told People magazine. "The rest of the day will be for family only. I've set the day aside, I've no other appointments. We just want the family time."


Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella turn one on Dec. 10.

He continued, "I want to take some pictures, some movies of them, so it's just going to be a family day."

While the prince has his children's birthday festivities planned, he admits he is yet to decide on any gifts for the tots.

"I've a few things in mind, but I really haven't decided yet whether to give them something significant, which they'll keep for years to come, or just give them better toys than they already have in the nursery," Albert confided. "I suppose I could do both. Probably should."

Albert recently revealed the twins are taking their first steps.

Albert and Charlene dote on their twins and took them along to a climate change march in Monaco over the weekend. The royal twins also stole the show when they made a balcony appearance in honour of Monaco's national day in November.

The Monegasque sovereign recently revealed that Jacques and Gabriella are starting to take their first steps and trying to speak.

"They are beginning to take their first steps and trying to say little bits of words," Albert told Monaco Matin. "They really want to express themselves and I speak to them in French. In everyday life, they are very playful and curious."

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