SEE THE PICS: Little Prince Jacques of Monaco copies daddy Prince Albert’s salute on Monaco Day

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Learning the royal ropes: Prince Jacques, accompanied by his twins sister, Princess Gabriella, gives a salute at Monaco's National Day on 19 November. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Learning the royal ropes: Prince Jacques, accompanied by his twins sister, Princess Gabriella, gives a salute at Monaco's National Day on 19 November. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

He may be only five, but Prince Jacques of Monaco is already honing his skills to be leader of the tiny principality one day.

The youngster was snapped copying his dad’s salute during the country’s National Day celebrations on 19 November. Clearly taking his duties seriously, he was later seen tipping the brim of his hat to a passers-by. 

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Prince Albert and wife, Princess Charlene of Monaco, along with their twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, attend Monaco Day celebrations. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Prince Jacques tips his hat during the ceremony. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Dressed in a miniature carabinier uniform, the future heir to the throne looked adorable next to his parents – Prince Albert (62) and Princess Charlene of Monaco (42) – and twin sister, Princess Gabriella, who was also seen practising her salute.

SA-raised Charlene looked typically glamorous in a striking dark purple blue coat with fuchsia lining by SA designer Terrence Bray, which she teamed with a chic beret, delicate black gloves and an Akris Anouk clutch. Albert donned his formal military dress.

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Charlene was proudly South African and chose a gown by Durban-based designer, Terrence Bray, for the occasion. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Princess Charlene and her daughter, Gabriella, share a touching moment. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

The entire family except for the kids donned protective masks. Albert, of course, came down with Covid-19 in March this year but has recovered well and is back to work full-time.

It’s a typically busy time for the royal couple and Charlene and Albert will be preparing to celebrate their twins’ sixth birthday on 10 December. Previous years have seen them visited by a fire engine and last year they enjoyed an “enchanted village” that featured Smurfs characters.

As usual, the people of Monaco turned out in droves to celebrate their beloved royal family on the national holiday, which takes place on the same day Prince Albert ascended to the throne.

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Pierre and wife, Beatrice Borromeo's two sons, Stefano (3) and Francesco (2), looked adorable in their brown coats. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Albert was joined by his extended family, including his sister Princess Caroline (63) and her sons – Pierre Casiraghi (33) and his wife, Beatrice Borromeo (35), along with their sons, Stefano (3) and Francesco (2), who looked dapper in their matching brown coats; and Andrea Casiraghi (35) and his wife, Tatiana Santo Domingo (36). Also present was Caroline’s daughter, Princess Alexandra of Hanover (21).

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Princess Caroline looked as elegant as always as she made her way down the steps of the cathedral. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

The family were later seen attending mass in the principality’s oldest cathedral. Not present was Albert’s youngest sister, Princess Stephanie (55).

Sources: dailymail.co.uk, us.hola.com, Instagram

 

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