Sweetest Wedding Moments of Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert
Albert II, Monaco Prince, married South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock on July 4th in a civil ceremony. Now Charlene Wittstock is officially Princess of Monaco!
Princess Charlene Wittstock walked down the aisle in a custom Giorgio Armani Privé gown on Saturday. “The idea was to go for a completely modern look, without any obvious sense of revivalism or nostalgia” said Armani. The gown made of white silk duchesse satin, with a long train and crossover detail on the front and back. The front of the dress, trim and train were embellished with floral embroidery crafted with Swarovski crystals and mother of pearl teardrops in white and gold hues.
The new princess, who is famous for her one shouldered gowns and pantsuits, went for a conservative look in a light blue suit made exclusively for her by Chanel.
Michael Kenneth Wittstock, right, escorts his daughter Princess Charlene on the red carpet as they arrive at the Monaco palace for her religious wedding ceremony to Prince Albert II.
Wittstock topped her look with an off-white silk tulle veil, which required 20 meters of fabric and more than 100 hours of manpower to create.
Grace Kelly’s son and his Olympic bride exchanged vows in the palace’s Throne Room. All 7,618 citizens of Monaco were invited to the principality’s square
In 2000, Charlene met Albert at the Mare Nostrum swimming meet in Monaco. They were first seen together at the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics. Charlene accompanied him to the weddings of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, in 2010, and Prince William in 2011.