This weekend Charlene Wittstock married Prince Albert of Monaco in a lavish ceremony. The celebration spanned 3 days. Among the guests were Ryk Neethling, Roger Moore and Karl Lagerfeld. Ryk tweeted consistently throughout the ceremony about his experience.
On Friday, Charlene and Albert had their civil ceremony. The next day they had a religious ceremony.
Charlene’s dress was designed by Armani. I think it suited the formality of the occasion.
The program for the wedding was as follows:
THURSDAY 30 JUNE
7.00pm : Journalists accredited by the Press Centre are invited to attend a special press event on the Hotel Méridien beach in Monaco.
10.00pm : The couple will offer a special concert by the Eagles for Monegasque citizens, residents, persons working in the Principality and people from neighbouring communities. This concert will take place in the Louis II Stadium, before an audience of 15,000 people expected to attend.
FRIDAY 1st JULY
5.00pm : The civil wedding will take place in the Throne Room of the Prince’s Palace.
The Monegasques will be able to follow the ceremony on giant screens located on Palace Square. The Square will be accessible to Monegasques and their families from 4pm onwards.
5.50pm : After the ceremony, the newly-wedded couple will appear on the balcony of the Salon des Glaces in order to salute the Monegasques.
6.00pm : The couple will then join them on Palace Square for a buffet prepared by the Fairmont Monte-Carlo, with Mediterranean and South African dishes by Chefs from South Africa and Monaco. The Mayor of Monaco will present the gift of the Monegasques to the couple.
8.00pm : The residents of the Principality will be invited to a reception on the Port.
10.00pm : A large concert will be offered by the newly-wedded couple on the Port. Jean Michel Jarre will present a unique show.
A very large audience is expected.
SATURDAY 2nd JULY
5.00pm : The religious wedding will take place in the Main Courtyard of the Prince’s Palace.
The gates of the Palace will remain open in order to allow around 3500 seated persons to follow the ceremony, which will be broadcast on giant screens on the Palace Square.
6.30pm : The couple will leave the Palace for the Sainte Dévote church in order for the Princess to leave her bouquet.
The public will be able to gather all along the procession route in order to congratulate the couple.
9.00pm :The official dinner will be served on the Opéra terraces, followed by fireworks and the opening of the Ball in the Opéra.