The Royal Palace releases final details of twins' baptism
The Royal Palace has just released the final details of the special day. A church ceremony will take place at 10.30am in the Monaco Cathedral and will be attended by members of the Princely family and the Wittstock family.
The godfather of Prince Jacques has been named as Christopher Le Vine Jr. – a cousin of Prince Albert and also best man at the Prince's 2011 wedding, while the godmather will be Diane de Polignac Nigra.
The godfather of Princess Gabriella will be Gareth Wittstock, brother of Princess Charlene, and the godmother Nerine Pienaar – a close friend of the princess and wife of François Pienaar, the former South African rugby team captain who led them to world victory in 1995.
Monegasque people, residents and well-wishers can follow the religious ceremony from the Palace Square, where a giant screen has been installed. At noon, following the mass, people can cheer the Princely couple as they walk to the palace along Rue Bellando de Castro, surrounded by Monegasque and Provençal folk groups.
The religious ceremony will be televised in its entirety on the Monaco Info channel (www.monacochannel.mc) and via the Prince's Palace Facebook page (www.facebook.com/palaismonaco).
A ceremony will be held in the Hall of Mirrors where Crown Prince Jacques will be appointed the Grand Cross in the Order of Grimaldi, and Princess Gabriella Grand Officer in the Order of Grimaldi.