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Originally posted 12/18/2013 08:00AM
Monaco has a new little royal.
Charlotte Casiraghi has given birth to her own little prince, named Raphael, says the palace in the principality.
Casiraghi, 27, and her boyfriend, actor-comedian Gad Elmaleh, 42, released a statement that Raphael was born in Monaco Tuesday. Sources tell PEOPLE the birth was around 9 p.m.
In a surprise "tickle," as one source put it, the palace communiquéé added that "grandmothers are doing well."
Originally posted 10/25/2013 06:30PM
Stand-up comic and film actor Gad Elmaleh is not only considered the funniest person in France, but he's also dating Monaco's Charlotte Casiraghi, the stunning royal granddaughter of the late Princess Grace Kelly. And Casiraghi is expecting their first child together later this year.
Virtually unknown in the U.S., Elmaleh, 42, was actually in Woody Allen's Oscar-winning Midnight in Paris, as the misguided Détective Tisserant.
Starting Friday, American audiences will have the opportunity to see him again, this time in his starring role in the financial thriller Capital, opposite Gabriel Byrne and directed by Oscar-winning French director Costa-Gavras.
Here are five things to know about the Moroccan-born celebrity, who recently sat down with PEOPLE.
Originally posted 09/02/2013 02:55PM
When Monaco royal Andrea Casiraghi married heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo on Saturday, their wedding was unlike any other royal nuptials – the boho bride wore a simple garland of flowers in her tousled hair, instead of a crown.
New York-born Santo Domingo, 29, who has a 5-month-old son, Sacha, with the second-in-line to the throne, wore a full-length Missoni gown with three-quarter-length sleeves and opted for flat silver sandals instead of heels for the late-morning ceremony in the grounds of the Prince's Palace, Hello! magazine reports.
Originally posted 08/06/2013 05:30PM
Princess Caroline of Monaco's happiness streak continues.
After PEOPLE reported that her son Andrea Casiraghi is set to tie the knot with his fiancée, South American heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo, on Aug. 31, sources confirm that the Princess's daughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, is expecting her first child with French comedian and actor Gad Elmaleh before Christmas.
The good news doesn't end there: Charlotte, 27, and Morocco-born Elmaleh, 42, are also engaged and plan to wed this fall in a private ceremony.
Originally posted 08/06/2013 07:45AM
Add another royal event to your calendar: Monaco's Andrea Casiraghi, the son of Princess Caroline and grandson of the late Princess Grace, will marry fiancé Tatiana Santo Domingo later this month, sources confirm.
"The wedding will occur on Aug. 31," a spokesperson for Monaco's Pink Palace tells PEOPLE. "It will be a private ceremony."
The couple, who have dated for seven years and have a son, Sacha, born last March, were schoolmates together at Paris's Lycée Fontainebleau.
They were introduced by Casiraghi's sister Charlotte and have been engaged since July 2012.
Originally posted 03/22/2013 01:00PM
Princess Caroline of Monaco is a first-time grandmother, Monaco's Pink Palace announced on Friday.
"The Princess of Hanover and Madame Vera Santo Domingo have the joy to announce the birth of their grandson, born on March 21, 2013," a Palace statement said. "Both mother and the child are doing well."
The child is the son of Caroline's eldest, Andrea Casiraghi, 28, and his fiancée, Tatiana Santo Domingo, 29, who intend to wed later this year.
Originally posted 11/08/2012 09:30AM
The tiny principality of Monaco is about to get a little bit bigger: Princess Caroline is going to be a grandmother.
Tatiana Santo Domingo, since July the fiancée of Caroline's eldest son, Andrea Casiraghi, is expecting a child, say local news reports.
"I am expecting a child," the Colombia-born heiress said Tuesday in Madrid while attending the Telva Fashion Awards, reports the Spanish newspaper La Voz Libre. "Yes, I am pregnant."
The couple, both 28, have set a 2013 date for their wedding, according to Palace officials.
Originally posted 07/04/2012 02:05PM
Princess Caroline's son Andrea will tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend, the palace in Monaco confirms to PEOPLE.
"I have the joy to announce the engagement of my son Andrea Casiraghi to Miss Tatiana Santo Domingo," Princess Caroline, 55, says in a statement.
It was signed Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Hanover (Caroline is married to Prince Ernst of Hanover).
Originally posted 01/19/2010 08:10AM
How does Princess Caroline of Monaco's husband thank her for testifying in court on his behalf? By taking his younger girlfriend on another very public holiday.
According to German press reports, Prince Ernst August of Hanover, whom Caroline defended last week in an appeal on an old assault charge, enjoyed this past weekend at the moneyed Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel with his girlfriend – now regularly identified by news outlets as Moroccan publicity-event manager Myriam I., 41.
On Sunday, the couple ate schnitzels with potatoes and tomato salad at Rosi's Sonnbergstubn restaurant. Owner Rosi Schipflinger told Munich's Abendzeitung: "They enjoyed their meal very much and definitely want to come back."
Originally posted 01/13/2010 07:30AM
With rumors swirling about the possible status of her marriage, Princess Caroline of Monaco dealt with her husband, Prince Ernst August of Hanover, in a German courtroom on Wednesday – and spoke up in his defense.
Barely a week after scandalous photos of Ernst August cavorting with another woman while on Christmas vacation in Thailand were published in Germany and France, the princess took the witness stand, where her appearance was considered key to Ernst August's appeal of his 2004 conviction for assault of Josef Brunlehner, owner of a disco near the prince's vacation home in Kenya.
At the time, the prince was convicted of hitting Brunlehner with a hard object because of Ernst August's displeasure with the disco's nightly music and light shows. Found guilty, Ernst August was fined more than $600,000 and charged with causing serious bodily harm.
The new case, with Princess Caroline's eyewitness testimony, is an attempt to reduce the severity of the conviction to a simple assault charge.
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