Joy for Princess Stéphanie of Monaco as she prepares to become a granny for the first time

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Princess Stéphanie's son, Louis Ducruet, and his wife of three years, Marie Chevallier, are set to become parents for the first time. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Princess Stéphanie's son, Louis Ducruet, and his wife of three years, Marie Chevallier, are set to become parents for the first time. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Princess Stéphanie's son, Louis Ducruet, has announced he is expecting his first child with wife Marie Chevallier.

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The couple, who are both 29, broke the news on social media with a cute post that shows the two of them with their dog, who's sporting a bandanna around his neck that reads “soon to be big brother”.

They captioned the post, “An adventure is about to begin.”

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Princess Stéphanie at the Monaco National Day festivities earlier this month. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Louis is the eldest of Stéphanie's three children. His father is Daniel Ducruet (58), Stephanie’s one-time bodyguard who she married in a protocol-defying civil wedding at the palace in 1995. By that point they had already welcomed their two kids, Louis and Pauline. Pauline is a well-respected fashion designer.

Stéphanie and Daniel divorced in 1996 amid rumours he'd had an affair with Muriel “Fili” Mol-Houteman aka Miss Bare Breasts of Belgium 1995.  

Stéphanie also has a younger child, Camille Gottlieb (23), whose father is Jean Raymond Gottlieb (55), her former head of security. 

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Stéphanie and her ex husband, Daniel Ducruet, shortly before their split in 1996. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Thankfully her son's love life has been a lot less turbulent than her own. He met Marie at a nightclub in Cannes when they were both university students. They have described their first meeting as “love at first sight”.

They married on 27 July 2019 in the Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate in Monaco where Louis' grandparents, Prince Rainier II and American actress Grace Kelly, wed in 1956.

Their baby news couldn't have come at a better time as Stéphanie is dealing with the tragic death of one of her former loves, prominent Los Angeles nightclub owner and model Mario Oliver.

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Mario Oliver, one of the princess' former lovers, was found dead in the Dominican Republic in October. (PHOTO: Facebook)

The 71-year-old, who dated Stéphanie in the 1980s, was found dead inside a villa in the Dominican Republic. 

Reports say he was choked to death during a robbery, which saw criminals taking a safe containing several Rolex watches and other valuables.

Sources: Instagram, vogue.com, tatler.com, deadline.com

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