Princess Charlene of Monaco joins the royal family at the Monte Carlo Cathedral

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The royal family of Monaco put on a glamorous display as they celebrated the country’s National Day at the Monaco Palace today.

Princess Charlene, 41, cut a glamorous figure in an all white ensemble as she joined Prince Albert, 61, the reigning monarch, to mark the annual day he ascended the throne.

They were seen waving from the balcony, joined by their cute twins Jacques and Gabriella, 4, who looked less impressed with the parade.

Also present was Princess Caroline of Hanover, 62, her daughter Princess Alexandra of Hanover, 20, her son Pierre Casiraghi, 32, his wife Beatrice Borromeo, and their children Stefano, 2, and Francesco, 1.

They were joined by Caroline’s elder son Andrea Casiraghi, 35, and his American-born wife Tatiana Santo Domingo, 35. 

Meanwhile Princess St├ęphanie of Monaco’s son Louis Ducruet, 26, his wife Marie Chevallier, 26, were also present. 

Princess Charlene, 41, cut a glamorous figure in an all white ensemble as she joined Prince Albert, 61, the reigning monarch, to mark the annual day he ascended the throne. They were seen waving from the balcony, joined by their sleepy looking twins Jacques and Gabriella, 4

Princess Charlene, 41, cut a glamorous figure in an all white ensemble as she joined Prince Albert, 61, the reigning monarch, to mark the annual day he ascended the throne. They were seen waving from the balcony, joined by their sleepy looking twins Jacques and Gabriella, 4

Princess Charlene, 41, cut a glamorous figure in an all white ensemble as she joined Prince Albert, 61, the reigning monarch, to mark the annual day he ascended the throne. They were seen waving from the balcony, joined by their sleepy looking twins Jacques and Gabriella, 4

Monaco's Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella stand on the palace balcony during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day in Monaco

Monaco's Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella stand on the palace balcony during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day in Monaco

Monaco’s Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella stand on the palace balcony during the celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day in Monaco

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene leave after a mass at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene leave after a mass at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene leave after a mass at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene leave after a mass at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene leave after a mass at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day

Princess Caroline of Hanover's son Pierre Casiraghi, 32, his wife Beatrice Borromeo, and their children Stefano, 2, and Francesco, 1

Princess Caroline of Hanover's son Pierre Casiraghi, 32, his wife Beatrice Borromeo, and their children Stefano, 2, and Francesco, 1

Princess Caroline of Hanover’s son Pierre Casiraghi, 32, his wife Beatrice Borromeo, and their children Stefano, 2, and Francesco, 1

(L-R) Marie Chevallier, Louis Ducruet, Beatrice Borromeo, Pierre Casiraghi,Alexandra of Hanover, Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi arrive at the Monaco Cathedral during the Monaco National Day Celebrations

(L-R) Marie Chevallier, Louis Ducruet, Beatrice Borromeo, Pierre Casiraghi,Alexandra of Hanover, Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi arrive at the Monaco Cathedral during the Monaco National Day Celebrations

(L-R) Marie Chevallier, Louis Ducruet, Beatrice Borromeo, Pierre Casiraghi,Alexandra of Hanover, Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi arrive at the Monaco Cathedral during the Monaco National Day Celebrations

Louis Ducruet (front L), Princess Alexandra of Hanover (front 2-L), Pierre Casiraghi (front 2-R) and his wife Beatrice (front C), Andrea Casiraghi's wife Tatiana (front R) attend the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Louis Ducruet (front L), Princess Alexandra of Hanover (front 2-L), Pierre Casiraghi (front 2-R) and his wife Beatrice (front C), Andrea Casiraghi's wife Tatiana (front R) attend the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Louis Ducruet (front L), Princess Alexandra of Hanover (front 2-L), Pierre Casiraghi (front 2-R) and his wife Beatrice (front C), Andrea Casiraghi’s wife Tatiana (front R) attend the celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day

The family cut a chic display, with South African-born former Olympic swimmer Charlene – who shares two children with Albert – teaming a white blazer and poloneck with a matching hat and palazzo trousers. 

Beatrice Borromeo opted for a  checked black and green cape overcoat, a stylish netted fascinator and statement earrings.

Despite being one of the younger royals, Alexandra of Hanover held her own in a designer ensemble, which included a stylish sleeveless tan trench, a designer belt and a Christian Dior saddle bag. 

Braving the cold, Marie brought a splash of colour in a bright blue asymmetric frock , nude heels and a fascinator. 

Look mummy! Beatrice Casiraghi and her son Francesco attends the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Look mummy! Beatrice Casiraghi and her son Francesco attends the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Look mummy! Beatrice Casiraghi and her son Francesco attends the celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day

South African-born former Olympic swimmer Charlene - who shares two children with Albert - teaming a white blazer and poloneck with a matching hat and palazzo trousers

South African-born former Olympic swimmer Charlene - who shares two children with Albert - teaming a white blazer and poloneck with a matching hat and palazzo trousers

South African-born former Olympic swimmer Charlene – who shares two children with Albert – teaming a white blazer and poloneck with a matching hat and palazzo trousers

Beatrice Borromeo (Left)  opted for a checked black and green cape overcoat, a stylish netted fascinator and statement earrings

Beatrice Borromeo (Left)  opted for a checked black and green cape overcoat, a stylish netted fascinator and statement earrings

Beatrice Borromeo (Left)  opted for a checked black and green cape overcoat, a stylish netted fascinator and statement earrings

(L-R) Marie Chevallier, Louis Ducruet, Beatrice Borromeo, Pierre Casiraghi and Alexandra of Hanover arrive at the Monaco Cathedral

(L-R) Marie Chevallier, Louis Ducruet, Beatrice Borromeo, Pierre Casiraghi and Alexandra of Hanover arrive at the Monaco Cathedral

(L-R) Marie Chevallier, Louis Ducruet, Beatrice Borromeo, Pierre Casiraghi and Alexandra of Hanover arrive at the Monaco Cathedral

Louis Ducruet (front L), Princess Alexandra of Hanover (front 2-L), Pierre Casiraghi (front 2-R) and his wife Beatrice (front C), Andrea Casiraghi's wife Tatiana (front R)

Louis Ducruet (front L), Princess Alexandra of Hanover (front 2-L), Pierre Casiraghi (front 2-R) and his wife Beatrice (front C), Andrea Casiraghi's wife Tatiana (front R)

Louis Ducruet (front L), Princess Alexandra of Hanover (front 2-L), Pierre Casiraghi (front 2-R) and his wife Beatrice (front C), Andrea Casiraghi’s wife Tatiana (front R)

Tatiano joined Charlene’s penchant for white, wearing a pale overcoat, black hat and monochrome heels.

Meanwhile the royal men looked dapper in sharply cut suits and blazers as they watched the guard’s procession. 

After assembling on the balcony, which was adorned with a stunning floral display, the family proceeded to the cathedral for a traditional ceremony. 

Braving the cold, Marie brought a splash of colour in a bright blue asymmetric frock , nude heels and a fascinator as she arrived with Louis

Braving the cold, Marie brought a splash of colour in a bright blue asymmetric frock , nude heels and a fascinator as she arrived with Louis

Braving the cold, Marie brought a splash of colour in a bright blue asymmetric frock , nude heels and a fascinator as she arrived with Louis

Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi arrive at the Monaco Cathedral

Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi arrive at the Monaco Cathedral

Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi arrive at the Monaco Cathedral

Princess Stephanie of Monaco arrives at the Monaco Cathedral during the Monaco National Day Celebration

Princess Stephanie of Monaco arrives at the Monaco Cathedral during the Monaco National Day Celebration

Princess Charlene of Monaco arrives at the Monaco Cathedral during the Monaco National Day Celebrations

Princess Charlene of Monaco arrives at the Monaco Cathedral during the Monaco National Day Celebrations

Left: Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco (right) arrive at the Monaco Cathedral during the Monaco National Day Celebrations

Guards participate in the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Guards participate in the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Guards participate in the celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day

The National Day of Monaco, also known as the Sovereign Prince’s Day, is celebrated every year on November 19.

The annual holiday takes place on the same day as Prince Albert of Monaco ascended to the throne.

The date of the National Day was traditionally determined by the reigning Prince. 

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene, their children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella stand on the palace balcony

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene, their children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella stand on the palace balcony

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene, their children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella stand on the palace balcony

Monaco's Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella stand on the palace balcony and hold up flags as the public watch on

Monaco's Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella stand on the palace balcony and hold up flags as the public watch on

Monaco’s Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella stand on the palace balcony and hold up flags as the public watch on

Looking smart! Monaco's Prince Jacques stared at the crowds as his twin sister Princess Gabriella played with her cute beret

Looking smart! Monaco's Prince Jacques stared at the crowds as his twin sister Princess Gabriella played with her cute beret

Looking smart! Monaco’s Prince Jacques stared at the crowds as his twin sister Princess Gabriella played with her cute beret

Pierre Casiraghi's wife Beatrice (L) and their son Francesco attend the celebrations

Pierre Casiraghi's wife Beatrice (L) and their son Francesco attend the celebrations

Pierre Casiraghi’s wife Beatrice (L) and their son Francesco attend the celebrations

Prince Albert of Monaco attends the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day at the Monaco Palace

Prince Albert of Monaco attends the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day at the Monaco Palace

Prince Albert of Monaco attends the celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day at the Monaco Palace

(L-R) Princess Caroline of Hanover; Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Prince Albert of Monaco attend the celebrations

(L-R) Princess Caroline of Hanover; Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Prince Albert of Monaco attend the celebrations

(L-R) Princess Caroline of Hanover; Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Prince Albert of Monaco attend the celebrations

The celebrations marking Monaco's National Day at the Monaco Palace in Monaco

The celebrations marking Monaco's National Day at the Monaco Palace in Monaco

The celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day at the Monaco Palace in Monaco

The previous Princes often chose the day of the saint they were named after. 

However, when Prince Albert II ascended the throne he ended this tradition by choosing the same day as his father Prince Rainier III.

National day is typically celebrated with fireworks over the harbour the evening before and a mass in the St. Nicholas Cathedral the next morning. 

The people of Monaco may celebrate by waving the Monegasque flag.

(L-R) Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrive at the Monaco Cathedra

(L-R) Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrive at the Monaco Cathedra

(L-R) Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrive at the Monaco Cathedra

Prince Albert of Monaco attends the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Prince Albert of Monaco attends the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Prince Albert of Monaco attends the celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day

Princess Caroline of Hanover (left) and Prince Albert II of Monaco (Right)

Princess Caroline of Hanover (left) and Prince Albert II of Monaco (Right)

Princess Caroline of Hanover (left) and Prince Albert II of Monaco (Right)

Princess Caroline of Hanover (left) and Prince Albert II of Monaco (Right)

Princess Caroline of Hanover (left) and Prince Albert II of Monaco (Right)

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene leave after a mass at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene leave after a mass at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene leave after a mass at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day

(From R) Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco arrive to attend a mass at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations

(From R) Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco arrive to attend a mass at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations

(From R) Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco arrive to attend a mass at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations

Louis Ducruet (R) and partner Marie Hoa Chevallier (L) attend the celebrations

Louis Ducruet (R) and partner Marie Hoa Chevallier (L) attend the celebrations

Louis Ducruet (R) and partner Marie Hoa Chevallier (L) attend the celebrations

Beatrice Casiraghi and her son Francesco

Beatrice Casiraghi and her son Francesco

Princess Charlene of Monaco (front) and Princess Stephanie of Monaco (R)

Princess Charlene of Monaco (front) and Princess Stephanie of Monaco (R)

L: Beatrice Casiraghi and her son Francesco and Princess Charlene of Monaco (front) and Princess Stephanie of Monaco (R)

Marie Chevallier, Louis Ducruet, Beatrice Borromeo, Pierre Casiraghi and Alexandra of Hanover arrive at the Monaco Cathedral

Marie Chevallier, Louis Ducruet, Beatrice Borromeo, Pierre Casiraghi and Alexandra of Hanover arrive at the Monaco Cathedral

Marie Chevallier, Louis Ducruet, Beatrice Borromeo, Pierre Casiraghi and Alexandra of Hanover arrive at the Monaco Cathedral

(L-R) Princess Caroline of Hanover; Princess Charlene of Monaco and Princess Stephanie of Monaco

(L-R) Princess Caroline of Hanover; Princess Charlene of Monaco and Princess Stephanie of Monaco

(L-R) Princess Caroline of Hanover; Princess Charlene of Monaco and Princess Stephanie of Monaco

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco arrive to attend a mass at Monaco Cathedral

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco arrive to attend a mass at Monaco Cathedral

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco arrive to attend a mass at Monaco Cathedral