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Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco expecting first child

Monaco’s Prince Albert II and his wife, Princess Charlene, are expecting their first child, the nation’s palace announced Friday through a brief statement.“Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco have the immense joy of announcing they are expecting a happy event. The baby is due at the end of the year,” according to the statement. Albert, 56, is the son of Prince Rainier and the
epa04232563 (FILE) A file picture dated 19 November 2013 shows Monaco's Prince Albert II and his wife, Princess Charlene attending the Army Parade dur...
Monaco's Prince Albert II and his wife, Princess Charlene, who were married in 2011, are expecting their first child at the end of the year.SEBASTIEN NOGIER / Today

Monaco’s Prince Albert II and his wife, Princess Charlene, are expecting their first child, the nation’s palace announced Friday through a brief statement.

“Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco have the immense joy of announcing they are expecting a happy event. The baby is due at the end of the year,” according to the statement.

Albert, 56, is the son of Prince Rainier and the late Princess Grace. Charlene is a former Olympic swimmer from South Africa. They couple married in 2011.

Albert has two other children from previous relationships.

See stunning scenes from the nuptials of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco in July 2011.