Monaco’s Prince Albert and Princess Charlene to visit the US in September

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco have followed in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by booking their own trip to North America in the fall. While Prince William and Kate will visit Canada, the Monaco royals will touch down in the US in September.

Albert, 58, confirmed to People that the trip, featuring stops in Washington and New York, will celebrate "the tenth anniversary of diplomatic relations and the exchange of ambassadors between Monaco and the United States.”

Following their visit to the capital, Albert and Charlene will travel to New York City to inaugurate a new Cartier store, which will feature a tribute to the monarch's late parents, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace.


Princess Charlene and Prince Albert walking hand in hand
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert will visit Washington D.C. and New York City

While Stateside, Albert also plans on taking his wife to a US city close to his heart. "I'd like to show her Ocean City, New Jersey," he said. "I used to go there a lot when I was young."

Growing up, the royal's mum took him and his sister Princess Caroline to her family's vacation home on the Jersey Shore. "There's still a Kelly reunion at Ocean City every Labour Day," Albert said, adding that this year, "maybe we'll just surprise them!"

A month after their visit, the Monaco royal and his wife of five years will return to the Big Apple in October. The couple will once again visit New York to attend the annual Princess Grace Foundation dinner. No word on whether the pair's one-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, will join their parents on the overseas trips.

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene holding their twins
Albert recently opened up about the couple's twins, saying "they're doing great"

Albert recently opened up about his adorable twins. "They're doing great!" he told People. "They're roaming around, starting to repeat words. They almost know their ABCs and numbers. Gabriella is good with her numbers.

"They're doing them in French and English. We're speaking mostly English. Gabriella's really very good with her numbers. Jacques is a little bit lazier but he catches up fast and will pass her."

The twins are also taking after their mum Charlene, a retired Olympic swimmer. "They're in the [the pool] twice a day," said Albert. "I try to make the late afternoon swim with them. [Gabriella] likes putting her head underwater more than Jacques does."

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