Soaking up the sun on the beach – you could say it’s just what the doctor ordered for Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco and her family.
After a tough six months of lockdown during which time her husband, Prince Albert (62), contracted Covid-19, the family are currently enjoying a break on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.
The former South African Olympic swimmer shared an adorable snap on Instagram of her five-year-old twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, enjoying themselves on the beach.
The kids were kitted out in sun-protective swimwear as well and sunglasses. Gabriella opted for a long-sleeve Wonder Woman top while her brother wore one with a bright green shark on it.
“Happy holidays,” the 42-year-old simply captioned it.
Corsica is one of the family’s favourite holiday spots and in a recent interview with French publication Point de Vue Charlene said her kids “feel a great freedom” there.
“They've the opportunity to live a unique experience, in contact with the elements, the flowers, animals . . . The entire cycle of nature is offered to us here, literally on our doorstep.
“When I was a child, the daily life and pace of life was very different," she added, saying her twins “are happy to be able to benefit from it being light here until a much later hour.”
Charlene is currently training hard for her next project – a charity water bike challenge covering 180 km from Corsica to Monaco called The Crossing.
Set to take place on 12 and 13 September, she will join many other famous faces including martial arts champ Conor McGregor in the race which aims to raise funds and awareness for her Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.
“This crossing is a challenge,” she says. “But we’re determined to see it through. In our family we’re driven by a strong competitive spirit. As an athlete, I've been trained to break world records, and that's the kind of thing that stays with you forever. Even if I have to jump into the water and finish swimming, I will go all the way.”