Prince Albert II of Monaco paid an official visit to Dublin on Friday. And his twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella were by his side.
Little Irish walk before going back to school. This Friday, September 3, 2021, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco were in Dublin. While their mother, Princess Charlene, is still in South Africa for health reasons, the little twins accompanied their father to the Irish capital for an official visit. As an extension of the existing links between Trinity College and Monaco, this also marked the 10 years of the first state visit to this country by Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene in 2011, as well as the 60 years of that of Prince Rainier II and Princess Grace in 1961, the Palace said on Facebook.
Aged only 6 and a half, Jacques and Gabriella did not follow their father for all his dates. The sovereign – who has Irish origins, through his mother – has made a series of visits to UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate University and the Museum of Literature Ireland (MOLI), before being received for a lunch by the President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, and his wife Sabrina Coyne. But, in the early afternoon, his son and daughter were by his side to explore the Old Library at Trinity College, where they were shown “The Book of Kells”, a medieval Irish manuscript from the 9th century also known as the name of “Great Gospel Book of Saint Columba”.
Albert II inaugurated a frieze bearing his name and that of Princess Charlene
The Monegasque monarch, who was presented with a parchment in recognition of his contribution as a benefactor for the conservation of this old library, inaugurated a frieze bearing his name and that of Princess Charlene, on the wall of the benefactors of the ‘University located in the Dining Hall, the court said. Which added, with supporting photos, that another frieze, with just “SAS Albert II of Monaco”, was unveiled in the gallery of the Long Room of the old library alongside its founding donors .
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