Monaco’s Royal Wedding Photos
Prince of Monaco, Prince Albert II, married Charlene Wittstock from South Africa on Friday 1 July, 2011 in a civil ceremony that was part of a larger itinerary of royal events. The bride, 33, and the groom, 53 exchanged their wedding vows in front of Philippe Narmino, president of Monaco’s Council of State. Only 80 family members, friends and dignitaries witnessed the 20-minute ceremony including Prince’s two sisters, Princess Stephanie and Princess Caroline. After the wedding couple appeared at a palace window, waved at the cheering crowd and kissed each other shyly. After the ceremony the bride officially became “Her Serene Highness.”
Prince Albert II and Her Serene Highness Charlene Wittstock attending their marriage at the civil ceremony
On Saturday 2 July, 2011 the couple held an elaborate Catholic wedding ceremony with 3,500 guests in the palace courtyard and a star-studded wedding gala to follow.
Charlene Wittstock coming with her father Michael Kenneth Wittstock
Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock at the church. The bride is in Giorgio Armani Privé bridal gown in cream silk duchesse, with its 5m train, which included 40 000 Swarovski crystals and 20 000 mother of pearl teardrops.
The newly wed exchanging their kiss
The official reception dinner and ball at the Monaco’s opera house. The bride is wearing Armani Privé cocktail slim line gown included a sheer top and four-tiered skirt
Couple is cutting their five-tier wedding cake which is decorated with Proteas, South Africa’s national flower.