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See All of Monaco's Adorable Royal Babies on National Day

Grace Kelly's great-grandchildren were quite a presence on the Palace balcony.
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Royal balcony moments aren't reserved for the residents of Buckingham Palace. The Monegasque royal family puts on its own display every year in honor of Monaco's National Day Celebrations in Monte Carlo. The Grimaldi family gathers annually for a mass at the Monaco cathedral and watches a parade, posing for photos on the Palace balcony. Prince Albert and his wife Princess Charlene brought their 4-year-old twins, while Albert's nieces and nephews brought their children as well. A family baby boom has made these moments more crowded—as Prince Albert told People last year, “We’re running out of space for everyone. We’re going to have to create new windows, build new balconies.” See every photo from the National Day events here.

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Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques of Monaco

Photo by STEPHANIE CARDINALE - CORBIS / GETTY IMAGES.

This was the first year Prince Jacques wore a uniform.

Princess Caroline of Hanover holding Francesco Casiraghi, and Tatiana Casiraghi holding Maximilian Casiraghi, pose on the palace balcony with India Casiraghi and Alexandre Casiraghi

Photo by STEPHANIE CARDINALE - CORBIS / GETTY IMAGES.

Alexandre, India, and Maximilian are Grace Kelly's great-grandchildren and the children of Andrea and Tatiana Casiraghi. Francesco is the younger son of Pierre and Beatrice Casiraghi.

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Pierre Casiraghi and his son Stefano

Photo by STEPHANIE CARDINALE - CORBIS / GETTY IMAGES.

Princess Caroline of Hanover and her grandson Francesco Casiraghi

Photo by STEPHANIE CARDINALE - CORBIS / GETTY IMAGES.

Gabriella and Jacques with their parents, Princess Charlene and Prince Albert

Photo by VALERIE HACHE / GETTY IMAGES.

Coats come off (and hats go on)

Photo by ARNOLD JEROCKI / GETTY IMAGES.

Excellent royal reactions from the twins

Photo by STEPHANIE CARDINALE - CORBIS / GETTY IMAGES.

Beatrice Casiraghi and her son Francesco

Photo by STEPHANIE CARDINALE - CORBIS / GETTY IMAGES.

Francesco's father is Pierre Casiraghi, Princess Caroline's younger son.

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Pierre Casiraghi and his older brother, Andrea

Photo by STEPHANIE CARDINALE - CORBIS / GETTY IMAGES.

Prince Jacques

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Princess Gabriella

Photo by STEPHANIE CARDINALE - CORBIS / GETTY IMAGES.

Gabriella and Jacques with their cousin Kaia

Photo by STEPHANIE CARDINALE - CORBIS / GETTY IMAGES.

Kaia's father is Princess Charlene's brother.

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Andrea and Tatiana Casiraghi, with Alexandre and India

Photo by ARNOLD JEROCKI / GETTY IMAGES.

Beatrice Borromeo, Pierre Casiraghi, Louis Ducruet, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Tatiana Santo Domingo, and Andrea Casiraghi arrive at Monaco Cathedral

Photo by VALERY HACHE / GETTY IMAGES.

Pierre, Louis, Alexandra, and Andrea are Grace Kelly's grandchildren.

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Marie Chevallier and her husband Louis Ducruet, Pierre Casiraghi, his wife Beatrice Borromeo and Princess Alexandra of Hanover arrive to attend mass.

Photo by VALERY HACHE / GETTY IMAGES.

Louis Ducruet and his wife Marie Chevallier

Photo by VALERY HACHE / GETTY IMAGES.

Ducruet, the son of Monaco's Princess Stéphanie and her ex-husband Daniel Ducruet, married Chevallier, his former schoolmate, this summer.

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Monaco's Cathedral on National Day Celebrations in Monte Carlo

Photo by ARNOLD JEROCKI / GETTY IMAGES.

Princess Caroline of Hanover, and Princess Charlene, Princess Stephanie, and Prince Albert II of Monaco

Photo by PLS POOL / GETTY IMAGES.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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