Wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco

Happy Anniversary to Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, who got married in a series of lavish celebrations on this day in 2011! The couple have two children, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco.

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Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock got married in a Civil Ceremony in the Throne Room of the Prince’s Palace on July 1st, in a ceremony conducted by the Director of the Judicial Services and President of the Council of State. Afterwards, they appeared on the Palace Balcony before joining the citizens of Monaco for a buffet supper and a reception in Port Hercules, followed by a special sound and light show in the evening.

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The following day, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene got married in a Religious Ceremony in the Main Courtyard of the Prince’s Palace, in a Mass celebrated by the Archbishop of Monaco. Following the Ceremony, the couple went to the Sainte Dévote Church, where under tradition, the bride of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco lays her bridal bouquet at the chapel after the wedding ceremony. In the evening, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene hosted a Banquet and Ball at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

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Royal Guests included King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (wearing Queen Sofia’s 9-Prong Tiara), Crown Princess Victoria (in the Baden Fringe Tiara) and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, and Princess Madeleine of Sweden (wearing the Modern Fringe Tiara), King Albert II and Queen Paola (in Queen Elisabeth’s Diamond Bandeau), Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde (wearing the Laurel Wreath Tiara), Princess Astrid (in the Savoy-Aosta Tiara) and Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium (wearing her Pearl and Diamond Tiara), King Letsie III of Lesotho, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, Empress Farah of Iran, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary (wearing her Wedding Tiara), Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark (in the Dagmar Floral Tiara), Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands (wearing the Aquamarine Tiara), Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (in the Diamond Daisy Bandeau), The Earl and Countess of Wessex (wearing her Wedding Tiara), Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Braganza (wearing the Diamond Bandeau Tiara), the Count and Countess of Paris, Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein (wearing the Hapsburg Fringe Tiara), Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katarina of Serbia (in her Diamond Chain-Link Suite), the Prince and Princess of Naples, Crown Princess Margareta (wearing the Romanian Greek Key Tiara) and Prince Radu of Romania, Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand, the Margrave and Margravine of Baden (wearing the Baden Ruby Wreath Tiara), Prince Faysal and Princess Sarah of Jordan, and Princess Maryam of Morocco.2

 

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