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tbhrc 04-22-2006 04:46 AM

Princess Caroline of Monaco & Prince Ernst August of Hanover: January 23rd, 1999
 
Protocol of their wedding:

Friday, January 22nd, approx. 5pm:

Princess Caroline arrives in Monaco in her silver Mercedes SLK and drives to her house Clos Saint Pierre. At the same time furniture for the bar was delivered.

Saturday, January 23rd:

The sun is shining, it's about 15°C and there are a lot of rumors in Monaco. The palast kept silent to the last minute. The monegasque learned about this event at this morning from the newspaper Monaco Matin.

9.45am:

The flowers arrive at the palast: white lilies, white roses with white and yellow 'fresien', and bouquets of tulips, carnations and orchids

10am:

Prince Albert arrives at the palace.

11.05am

There are hundreds of journalists and sightseer in front of the palace. There are rumours that the wedding will be between 11am and 11.15am.
Two black BMW and two green VW-Bus-Transporter drive up. In one transporter is the bridal couple, and in the other one their 5 children

11.15am

The wedding takes place in the closest family circle. Princess Caroline wears a light blue Chanel suit.
Patrice Davost, President of the monegasque State Council acts as registrar.

Best Man: Spyros Niarchos
Maid of Honor: Duchess Albina de Boisrouvray

Alltogether there are 19 people in the Mirror Room:

- Princess Caroline and Prince Ernst-August
- Spyros Niarchos and Duchess Albina de Boisrouvray
- Patrice Davost
- Prince Rainier
- Princess Antoinette
- Prince Albert
- Andrea, Charlotte and Pierre Casiraghi
- Prince Ernst-August and Prince Christian
- Virginia Gallico
- 5 more members of the administration

1.30pm:

The bridal couple leaves the palace in their VW transporter and drives to Caroline's home Clos Saint Pierre.

3pm:

Prince Rainier leaves the palace. At the same time some of the couple's friends are in the Hotel de Paris: Rolf and Maryam Sachs, Elle MacPherson and Arpad Busson.

4.30pm:

Karl Lagerfeld arrives in Nice and drives with his limousine to Monaco.

5pm:

Lawyer Matthias Prinz and his wife Alexandra von Rehlingen arrive in the Hotel de Paris.

5.30pm:

An official statement by the palace is released


Those info's are from BUNTE.

tbhrc 04-22-2006 04:49 AM

Some pics.....

http://i3.tinypic.com/w6qli8.jpg http://i3.tinypic.com/w6qlj4.jpg http://i3.tinypic.com/w6qljt.jpg http://i3.tinypic.com/w6qlo3.jpg http://i3.tinypic.com/w6qlp1.jpg http://i3.tinypic.com/w6qlpw.jpg

(source APL)

tbhrc 04-22-2006 04:53 AM

And some more....

http://i3.tinypic.com/w6qm1k.jpg http://i3.tinypic.com/w6qm2c.jpg http://i3.tinypic.com/w6qm41.jpg http://i3.tinypic.com/w6qm50.jpg http://i3.tinypic.com/w6qm8h.jpg

The Thank-You-Card

http://i3.tinypic.com/w6qm9w.jpg

(Source: 7Tage, Bunte, Paris Match, Point de Vue, Gala)

Kastalia 04-22-2006 07:45 AM

Thanks for the details..I'm visiting often the worldroots but it is the first time i see these documents!

Casey321 04-22-2006 07:53 AM

Did Stephanie not attend?

Kastalia 04-22-2006 07:56 AM

Yes,i think i read at a previous thread at the Monaco forums that she wasn't there!

Suonymona 04-22-2006 10:56 AM

How far along with Alexandra was Caroline?

When was Ernst's divorce final?

Ann

Laviollette 04-22-2006 12:06 PM

Caroline was three months along into her pregnancy with Alexandra and Ernst was divorced in October 1997.

tbhrc 04-23-2006 03:20 AM

You're right, she must have been 3 months along. They married on January 23rd and Alexandra was born on July 20th.

Stephanie did not attend their wedding, but I don't know the reason for this... Maybe someone else knows....

iceflower 04-24-2006 02:32 AM

One little addition, seems as if you do not have it in your collection yet, tbhrc :)

http://i3.tinypic.com/wb4029.jpg
(OGGI)

As to Steph: There were pics published that showed her in the mountains at those days. But that's no real proof and I think we'll never get to know the real reason for her absence..

altagrace 04-30-2006 07:02 AM

as far as I know Stephanie did not attend the wedding as "payback" because Caroline did not visit her in the hospital when she delivered her 3rd child Camille.
Great pictures of the civil ceremony- Never saw them before.

tbhrc 05-02-2006 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower
One little addition, seems as if you do not have it in your collection yet, tbhrc :)

(OGGI)

As to Steph: There were pics published that showed her in the mountains at those days. But that's no real proof and I think we'll never get to know the real reason for her absence..

Great Ice, thanks you so much.... I just love all those pics, it was pretty much a private wedding and so it is soo great to find more and more pics of that event.... They really look happy and relaxed.... Great...

tbhrc 07-02-2006 03:37 PM

Here is a website/article about their wedding:

http://personales.ya.com/fororeal/enbcarol.htm

Lady Bluffton 07-05-2006 08:04 PM

Did Ernst-A & Caroline have a religious ceremony?

liv 07-06-2006 05:35 AM

No, they didnīt .Caroline and Ernst-August were both married previously.

Paula** 07-22-2006 03:50 AM

So sad Stephanie wasn't there =/

tbhrc 01-26-2007 08:45 AM

Here is another pic, from Hola:

Caroline & Ernst

princess olga 01-27-2007 09:57 PM

Poor Chantal Hochuli, tht's always my initial thought when I think of this marriage.
I mean, there are so many men in the world, but no, Caroline went out and had to steal a good friend's husband. With Caroline's experience of tragedy, one would think she has more empathy for her friends! Then again, I would love to one day hear HER side of the story!

fandesacs2003 01-29-2007 02:49 PM

Caroline's wedding with Junot had been "annuled" and Ernst was married according to the protestant church. Why they could no wed to the church??

sesa 01-29-2007 03:32 PM

Maybe she did not want to have a church wedding as it was her 3rd marriage. Or maybe because she was already 3mos pregnant. Or maybe because she did not want to make such a big to do about it.
I don't think it was so much the fact that she "could not" have a church wedding, I think it was more likely that she "did not" want to have a church wedding.


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