The Marriage of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene: PHOTOS

Charlene Wittstock arrived a commoner, but emerged a Princess. Here we see the new bride and her husband, Prince Albert II of Monaco, after their civil ceremony.

Civil wedding

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Albert Charlene kiss

THAT kiss
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The religious ceremony took place at the Palace in Monaco, July 2, 2011.

Albert and Charlene

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Charlene the bride

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Some of the guests included:

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and her husband, Prince Daniel

Victoria and Daniel

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Prince Faisal, the brother of Jordan’s King Abdullah


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Sweden’s Prince Carl-Philip and sister Princess Madeleine

Madde and Carl

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TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex

Sophie and Edward

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Their Majesties King Albert II of Belgium and Queen Paola

Albert and Paola

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TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Mary and Frederik

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Fashionista and Grimaldi family friend Karl Lagerfeld


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Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont and his wife, Clotilde


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TRH Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Maxima represent the House of Orange

Oranjes in Monaco

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TRH Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Mette and Haakon

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TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark

Marie and Joachim

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Albert’s sister, Princess Stéphanie, on the arm of her son Louis. Behind them are her daughters Camille (l) and Pauline

Stephanie's brood

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  • Poor Charlene, she looks miserable. Is this the 21st century or have we reverted to some antiquated time when vital young women like Charlene have no "escape" from an unhappy marriage? The Daily Mail is reporting that her passport was confiscated to keep her from leaving the country - of course, it may not be true but body language does not lie and the photos showing her kissing her new husband are dreadful. Apparently they have struck a deal - she produces an heir and receives a generous pay-out. I have always found Albert a gross and tacky man - so sad that Caroline could not have inherited the throne. 
    • I agree with you! Charlene's body language - especially Albert's - didn't belie someone who is happy. Charlene looked very sad during and after the Civil ceremony.  During the religious ceremony she simply looked solemn. NOT how you expect a bride to look, especially when she is becoming a princess of a sunny, sparkling, money-laden paradise.  But Monaco isn't all it seems, from what I hear, and as Somerset Maugham said, "It's a sunny place for shady people". I think the poor girl is in something deeper than she expected. I wish Charlene the best of luck.
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