Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Monaco Royal Wedding Review (Day 3)

1st July 2011 finally arrives. It is the day of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock's Civil Wedding Ceremony, and Monaco is filled with anticipation.

Per Monaco Royal tradition, there is both a civil (1st July) and religious ceremony (2nd July). The small intimate civil ceremony last 20 minutes, and takes place in the Throne Room at the Royal Palace. Upon signing the marriage registry, Charlene Wittstock officially becomes Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco.

Civil Ceremony (5 Mins - French) 

Civil Wedding (2 Mins- English)

After the Civil Ceremony, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene appear on the balcony to greet well-wishers, and share a kiss.

The couple then join well-wishers in the Palace Square for a buffet specially prepared by multiple Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse, and other Monegasque and South African chiefs. The buffet featured Mediterranean and South African dishes, to reflect Prince Albert and Princess Charlene background.

The couple do a short walkabout to meet the well-wishers.

That night, Monaco threw a huge free concert for the people of Monaco to celebrate the couple's nuptials.

Interview at Concert after Wedding (3 mins)

Beginning of Concert with Intro by Prince Albert (9 mins)

The night ends with fireworks!

Day 4 will look at the Religious Ceremony the next day.

Monaco Royal Wedding Review Main Page

1 comment:

  1. How beautiful and happy the new Princess looked on this day!