Prince Albert, Charlene Wed in Monaco

Bachelor prince now has his princess
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2011 3:00 PM CDT
Prince Albert II Weds Charlene Wittstock in Monaco
Monaco's Princess Charlene.   (AP Photo/Jean Paul Pelissier, Pool)

Another royal wedding, but not a Pippa in sight. Prince Albert II of Monaco wed former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock in predictably lavish style. Today's pomp followed a quiet civil ceremony yesterday. Albert, 53, is 20 years older than his South African bride, and the wedding went off despite some not-so-blissful rumors flying around.

The wedding dress, as described by AP: "She wore a dress in off-white duchess silk by Giorgio Armani Prive with a dramatic boat-neck collar and a 5.5-yard-long train. With its clean lines, the dress seemed like it was channeling some of the legendary elegance of Charlene's predecessor, the late Princess Grace." (More Prince Albert II stories.)

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