The look of devotion - Princess Charlene smiles at Prince Albert during celebrations on the eve of St Devota's Day
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Saint Devota is the patron of Monaco, She was martyred on Corsica in the fourth century and after her death it is said that Christians took her body across the sea to prevent it being burned but they were hit by a storm and a dove guided their boat to Monaco where they came ashore. Fishermen discovered Saint Devota's body and built a chapel in her honour there.
Looking stylish, calm and confident - Charlene is back on duty
Charlene and Albert set fire to a boat as part of celebrations for the feast of St Devota on January 26th 2015
Since then she has been a devoted consort and one of her most high profile appearances every year has been at the cermonies marking the feast of St Devota. But two six week old babies to look after and a major operation to recover from might have been enough for anyone to excuse the princess from the duties this year. Charlene was having none of it and strolled out looking happy and relaxed on this special day for the principality.
Albert and Charlene looked very happy indeed on St Devota's Day 2015
She spent lots of time greeting the many people who had come out to see her and her husband and to take part in the celebrations before helping set fire to a fishing boat in a traditional ceremony that always takes place the day before the saint's feast day. Charlene seemed to be having a great time on this first big night out since becoming a mum. A happy mum taking part in celebrations - Charlene is the devoted princes..