Thursday, May 7, 2015

New details on the Monaco twins' baptisms

The baptisms of Princess Gabriella and Hereditary Prince Jacques of Monaco will take place on Sunday at the Cathedral in Monaco.  Members of the Princely family and the Wittstock family will be present for the ceremony.

Gabriella's godparents will be the Princess of Monaco's brother, Gareth Wittstock, and Nerine Pienaar, a close friend of the Princess.

Jacques's godparents are Christopher Le Vine, Jr,  the son, of a first cousin of Prince Albert, who also served as Albert's best man, and Diana de Polignac Nigra.

Baptism of the Princely Children

The baptism of the Princely Children of T.S.H. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Jacques and H.S.H. Princess Gabriella, will be celebrated at a religious ceremony to take place on Sunday 10 May 2015 at 10.30 a.m. in Monaco Cathedral in the presence of members of the Princely Family and the Wittstock family.

The Godfather and Godmother of Hereditary Prince Jacques are
Mr. Christopher Le Vine Jr and Mrs. Diane de Polignac Nigra.

The Godfather and Godmother of Princess Gabriella are
Mr. Gareth Wittstock and Mrs. Nerine Pienaar.

The Monegasque people, the Residents and all the friends of the Principality will be able to follow the religious ceremony from the Place du Palais, where a giant screen will be installed.  At noon, after the Mass, the population will be able to cheer the Royal Couple, who will return to the Palace on foot via the Rue Bellando de Castro, accompanied by Monegasque, auvergnats and Provencal folk groups.

The entire religious ceremony will be broadcast on television on the Monaco Info channel, streamed on Monaco Channel ( and via the Prince's Palace's Facebook (

A decoration ceremony will be held in the Throne Room where Hereditary Prince Jacques will be named Grand Cross of the Order of Grimaldi and Princess Gabriella Grand Officer of the Order of Grimaldi.

The Godfather and Godmother of Prince Jacques will be named Officers of the Order of St. Charles and those of Princess Gabriella will be named Officers of the Order of Grimaldi.

1 comment:

Jérôme J. said...

Christopher LeVine Jr, Jacques' Godfather, is actually the son of Albert's Best man.