24 June 2010

Congratulations to Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock!


Yesterday the Palace announced that Prince Albert II is engaged to his long-term girl-friend, the South African Olympic swimmer, Charlene Wittstock. After months of speculation, everyone in the Principality is delighted.

The wedding, likely to take place in summer 2011, will surely be a lavish ceremony and perhaps similar to that amazing day when Prince Albert's mother - the American film actress Grace Kelly - married Prince Rainier III in 1956.

Regular readers of the blog will have seen these photographs before but no apologies - this is a great day in Monaco. I snapped the one of the Prince during No Finish Line last November. The smaller photo of the Prince and Charlene Wittstock was taken by Philippe Mazza during the Bain de Noel in December.

Isn't it exciting! Monte Carlo Daily Photo sends many congratulations to the happy couple. You can see the official photograph of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock in Monaco-Matin yesterday.

And you can read a detailed account in English, with several photos of Prince Albert and his beautiful lady by clicking on the Associated Press link.

Tomorrow - back to the boat trip!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course they are inspired of the fantastic Royal Wedding in Stockholm last weekend...

maria said...

Wonderful news!!!!!!

And I'm sure you'll be there taking photographs for us, right Jilly?

Gunn said...

Congratulations!!:)
I have just been to V&A Museum in London for a couple of days, and there I saw "some of" Grace Kelly`s evening dresses and other stylish clothes.
She was probably the most photographed woman for many many years.
I hope Charlene Wittstock will find HER own style, and that she and her prince will get a long and happy life!
Yes, they did perhaps get some inspiration from Sweden..... at the Royal Wedding.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Congratulations to them.

B SQUARED said...

I hope you are invited to the wedding.

Giulia said...

Yes, great news. I couldn't help but think his mother would be thinking, "Finally!" My mother's best friend was one of the bridesmaids in 1956 & they are thrilled.

xo

Leif Hagen said...

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden had the royal wedding of 2010! I guess now Prince Albert II will have his turn next summer!
Congratulations!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Congratulations to the people of Monaco and to the royal family.

Kate said...

I just read about there engagement in our local paper, accompanied by the same official photo you supplied in your link. After such a long relationship, I guess it's about time. She is another stunningly beautiful woman. Can't help but wonder how his two children feel about it; I doubt that they'll be attending the lavish affair, tho. Will you be able to take photos? PS. Your word verification was ironically related: kinged

Kate said...

Can't help myself: correction, "their engagement"

Small City Scenes said...

It is exciting and I am happy for them an Monaco too. Keep us informed. MB

glduro_marieloupe said...

I wish I could be in Monaco next Summer ... Surely, it will be a fairy tales' wedding!

marieloupe

Virginia said...

Oh I think the Prince has found someone almost as lovely as his exquisite mother. I hope they will be very happy. Thanks for sharing the news with us >
V

domino said...

She is beautiful, intelligent, and well educated. I love the way she dresses. Let this wedding be a fairy tale, make the world dream.

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