01 July 2011

The Wedding - the Civil Ceremony


Today is the first day of Monaco's Royal Wedding (or more correctly, Princely wedding). The civil marriage between Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock takes place at 5 pm. Tomorrow is the big religious ceremony when we see THE dress!

At 8 p.m. this evening there are cocktails on Port Hercule for Monegasque citizens offered by Prince Albert and at 10 p.m. Jean Michel Jarre has designed a concert show with an incredible, 200 metre-long stage set, which will include a light show, HD video, lasers and fireworks - a magical, high-tech extravaganza to the rhythm of his music, which will be performed live on the central stage. This is a free concert gifted by the newly married couple who will also be there. 100,000 people are expected to attend.

You can see and here the concert live HERE from 10 p.m. CET.

I'm invited to dinner with friends at a restaurant on Port Hercule which will be a great place to see and hear the concert and people-watch. Getting to Monaco tho is a nightmare. Already all the parking places are taken - hardly surprising as they are free for this special weekend. So the bus or train seem to be the answer and extra trains and buses are laid on for the Monaco to Nice route but they seem to have forgotten the Monaco to Menton and Ventimiglia route - not good. If you don't hear from me on Saturday, send a search party...

Of course, this is Theme Day in our City Daily Photo family - the subject is 'the colour green' so I give you the sign seen outside the palace over the last few days. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

As a little extra - an interview with Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock.

9 comments:

nathalie said...

Thanks for the video. I had no idea the Prince's English was so good!

Mark said...

What about green with envy over your great day planned in Monte Carlo! Have a great time can't wait for the people watching snaps.

glenda said...

Such excitement in Monte Carlo with the royal wedding. Been following the festivities on our news. Good idea for green.

Leif Hagen said...

I'm GREEN, GREEN with envy that you'll be "covering" all the royal wedding events! Nice theme day snap of the GREEN sign!
bon weekend royal

Rob and Mandy said...

BIG day! Wishing them happiness and love.

Sharon said...

I enjoyed that video! It's going to be quite a weekend in Monte Carlo!

Gunn said...

Have fun!:) I look forward to see and hear more from the Royal Wedding. And THE dress from Armani (?) is so fantastic, and the couple will be in most newspapers. Well, enjoy the weekend!

Gailsman said...

I love Jean Michel Jarre's music. Can't believe that Equinox was made in 1977. Still sounds good today.
Wonder if the concert will be available on YouTube?

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

what a great extravaganza. what fun to photograph and be a part of through the royal wedding. we so enjoyed monaco . we will be back to see you and go to Chateau eze. Enjpy

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