Marie Ducruet: Stéphanie of Monaco becomes a grandmother for the first time

Marie Ducruet
Offspring in the Principality of Monaco

Louis and Marie Ducruet

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Baby joy in the Principality of Monaco! Louis Ducruet and his wife Marie become parents for the first time. But not only this premiere can be celebrated. It is also the first grandchild for Stéphanie of Monaco.

Now the cat is out of the bag: the Monegasque princely family is expecting a baby. Louis Ducruet, 29, son of Stéphanie of Monaco, 57, and wife Marie, 29, are expecting their first child. The couple announced the good news via Instagram.

Louis and Marie Ducruet will be parents – but the rumor mill has been brewing for a long time

As Marie on the national holiday November 19, 2022 from the balcony

Already on the national holiday on November 19, 2022, Royal fans were rumored that Marie - here with husband Louis Ducruet, his mother Stéphanie von Monaco (right) and his sisters Pauline Ducruet and Camille Gottlieb (middle) - was pregnant.

Already on the national holiday on November 19, 2022, royal fans rumored that Marie – here with her husband Stéphanie of Monaco (right) and his sisters – be pregnant.

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As early as April 2022, Louis and Marie Ducuret caused a stir with statements about their child planning. In an interview with the French weekly “Point de Vue”, Prince Albert’s nephew, 64, said that “30 is a good age [sei]”to put this project into action” – an age that he will reach in November and his sweetheart in December 2022. In addition, the family pressure is now great, because his paternal grandmother, his mother Stéphanie and Marie’s mother would regularly give them the ask baby question

In a relationship for more than a decade, dog parents for more than two years

The couple has also been busy practicing their parenting skills. For more than two years they have been the dog parents of “Pancake Ducruet”, as Louis and Marie affectionately christened their four-legged friend.

The Ducruets have been a couple for over ten years. They met and fell in love during their first year at the French business school “École de Commerce SKEMA”. On February 12, 2018, Louis, who has been a consultant for British football club Nottingham Forest since 2020, proposed to his Marie during a trip to Vietnam. On July 26, 2019, they got married in a civil ceremony in Monaco, only to step in front of the altar in the cathedral of the principality just one day later in the presence of numerous friends and family members.

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