Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella will accompany HSH Prince Albert to the Cop26 environmental summit in Glasgow next week.

The six year-olds will have their own agenda, the Sovereign told People magazine that he didn’t want to leave them alone in the Principality. “They’re on holiday (from school),” he said. “I didn’t want to leave them alone in Monaco. This way, they will be with me before (Princess) Charlene comes back.”

“Obviously at that age, six or seven, you can’t take them everywhere because they’ll get bored if it’s too official. You have to bring them in slowly into public appearances and different ceremonies. If it’s a trip, that has an official side to it, but also [they’ll need] a private side and things to discover they can find it fun and amusing.”

The twins celebrate their seventh birthday on December 10.

PHOTO: HSH Prince Albert with Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques Prince’s Palace