Princess Charlene of Monaco is expecting twins! The babies are the first children for the former Olympic swimmer and husband Prince Albert, whom she married in 2011.

The 56-year-old monarch discussed his wife’s pregnancy in June, telling the Associated Press, “[We’re] taking every cautious step to make sure everything goes well,” adding the pair were “overjoyed” and “thrilled” by the news.

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Charlene, 36, first met the son of Prince Rainier III and film star Grace Kelly at a 2000 swimming competition.

Albert also has two children from previous relationships — daughter Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, 22, and son Alexandre Coste, 11.

Hello! magazine was the first to report the latest baby news.