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Cape Town - Princess Charlene got emotional when she realised she was about to touch down in her home town with her children for the very first time.
"As we were flying in and I saw Joburg below me I actually got tearful," Prince Albert of Monaco’s wife (41) tells YOU in an exclusive interview.
"I was just so proud. I couldn’t believe my kids were finally going to be here."
Little Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella (both 4) have been busy on their first trip to their Benoni-bred mom’s homeland.
They spent some time with Charlene’s family, including their cousins Raigen (5) and Aiva-Grace (2), the children of Charlene’s younger brother, Sean (35), and his wife, Chantell (32).
They even celebrated their grandad Mike Wittstock’s birthday in true South African style – at the Spur.
"The twins loved it," Charlene says. "They were playing in the kids’ zone, eating chicken nuggets and drinking bubblegum milkshakes. And yes, getting totally over-sugared and over-tired," she adds with a little eye-roll.
After that it was time for a trip to the bush – where the future ruler of Monaco and his sister had all sorts of adventures…