Royal weddings

Prince Albert & Princess Charlene
Monaco, 1 July 2011

Wills & Kate weren’t the only royal couple to tie the knot this year. 3,500 guests witnessed Prince Albert And Princess Charlene saying“I Do”. Guests included Italian designer Giorgio Armani and Karl Lagerfeld, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, US soprano Renee Fleming, British Bond actor Roger Moore, fashion models Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova, former French first lady Bernadette Chirac, Romanian Gymnast Nadia Comaneci.

Princess Charlene dressed in a stunning Armani off-the-shoulder gown made in white silk adorned with over 40,000 Swarovski crystals and a long veil, while Prince Albert wore the white dress uniform of Monaco’s Carabinieri Royal Guard. Their wedding took place in the courtyard of the Prince’s palace, the audience outside could see the ceremony from two giant screens outside. The princess looked so beautiful and serene walking the aisle by her father. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene exchanged 18-carat white gold platinum rings by Cartier.

The newlyweds and their 450 guests enjoyed a delicious meal especially made by chef Alain Ducasse. After the celebration there was a fireworks spectacular, but the celebrations will go on on Sunday with a brunch that will mark the end of the royal wedding festivities.

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