Pre Wedding Information for Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock
Welcome to the thread to discuss the Official Pre wedding information of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock.
Please note that that this thread will be opened once an official wedding date has been announced by the Monaco Royal House. We will also use this thread to discuss official information released by the Monaco Royal House as it relates to the wedding.
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Prince Albert And Charlene Announce Wedding Dates!
One of most highly anticipated royal weddings of the last half century is to take place in Monaco on July 9.
That's the date when the principality's sovereign Prince Albert will walk down the aisle with South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock.
"The prince's palace announced that the religious marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock will be celebrated on Saturday, July 9, 2011," a palace statement said.
"A civil marriage will be held the previous day, Friday, July 8, at the prince's palace," it continued.
Since announcing their engagement the couple have looked more contented and relaxed than ever.
The usually reserved duo set the flashbulbs whirring by dancing wildly at an Iggy Pop concert recently and making a glamorous appearance at an exclusive polo fixture in Britain.
New wedding date!
The Princely Palace has announced today that the wedding dates have changed!
Instead of July 8th and 9th, the wedding will take place one week earlier on July 2nd and 3rd!
(Also changed to Saturday and Sunday, instead of Friday and Saturday)
The date was changed as to the first meeting of the International Olympic
Committee (IOC) in Durban from July 5 to 9, the couple plans to attend
and Prince Albert's wish to dedicate their first journey abroad to South
Africa, the new princess' home country.
** Monaco: changement de dates pour le mariage du prince Albert **
** Le prince Albert II et Charlene Wittstock avancent la date de leur mariage **
The Princely Palace has announced that the wedding dates have changed!
Instead of July 2nd and 3rd, the wedding will take place on July 1st and 2nd!
Informations relatives au mariage civil et au mariage religieux de S.A.S le Prince albert II et de Melle Charlene Wittstock
The latest update from The Palace:
Information relating to civil marriage and religious marriage of HRH Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock Melle
The civil marriage will take place on Friday 1st July at 17h in the Throne Room at the Palace. It will be celebrated by Mr Philippe Narmino, Director of Judicial Services and Chairman of the State Council.
Mr. Philippe Narmino is indeed the registrar of the Sovereign Family.
The religious wedding will take place Saturday, July 2, in the courtyard of the Palace, at 17h. Monsignor Barsi celebrate mass.
The doors of the palace will remain open to allow about 3,500 people to attend, sitting at the ceremony broadcast on giant screens.
The official dinner, followed by a dance will be held at the Oceanographic Museum.
These two days, Friday and Saturday will be holidays.
Palais de S.A.S. le Prince de Monaco - Informations médias
Here's the page for the mariage princier, sorry if it's been posted before:
Some interesting information from the FAQ from the official website. Follow the link below to read the other frequently asked questions.
- How many Heads of State will be invited? Which ones?
All the Heads of State of countries to which H.S.H. the Prince has made an official visit since his accession in 2005, as well as the Heads of State of countries connected to the family (United States, Ireland, South Africa).
- What patronym will the future Princess use?
It is important to distinguish the patronymic name that everyone has upon their birth from the title acquired pursuant to marrying the Reigning Prince.Therefore, Miss Wittstock will officially become “H.S.H. Princess Charlene”.This will be her title.She may simply use “Charlene of Monaco”, in particular for her signature.
- How will the Prince be dressed on the day of the wedding? Will he be wearing a uniform?
The Prince will be wearing the carabinier uniform (white summer uniform).
Two major concerts in celebration of the Princely Wedding
Two major concerts, courtesy of the Royal Couple, will be given on Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July 2011 in celebration of their marriage. An Eagles Concert at the Louis II Stadium, on Thursday 30th June at 10 p.m, and a Jean Michel Jarre Concert in Port Hercule, on Friday 1st July at 10 p.m.
Official Royal Wedding Dinner
H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Miss Charlene Wittstock have entrusted Mr Alain Ducasse, in cooperation with the S.B.M., to prepare the official dinner for their wedding.
The dinner will be prepared in the kitchens of the Louis XV at the Hotel de Paris with the support of staff from establishments belonging to the Société des Bains de Mer of Monte Carlo.
The royal couple would like to put Mediterranean cuisine in the spotlight on this occasion by selecting products from the region, including those from the Prince’s estate located in Rocagel.
Over 450 guests will attend the dinner, which will take place on the terraces of the Garnier Opera House on 2nd July 2011.
Confirmed guests to the civil wedding on July 1:
Confirmed guests to the religious wedding on July 2:
If anyone knows more ... please help :)
On monaco.mc I read that Chris Levine and Donatella Knecht de Massy were chosen by Albert and Charlene as best man and maid of honor.
Chris Le Vine et Donatella Knecht de Massy témoins du mariage princier
What does H.S.H stand for? Or was it supposed to be H.R. H.?
No, it is correct. His/Her Serene Highness. :flowers:
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