Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco cut their massive wedding cake last night at the white-tie dinner and ball following their lavish religious wedding ceremony. The Roman-Catholic marriage followed Albert and Charlene's civil wedding and balcony kiss, held at the Prince's Palace on Friday. See photos of the newlyweds and last night's firework celebration now.
Princess Charlene donned an elegant sleeveless white gown with tiered ruffles for the reception portion of her wedding last night in Monaco. This was her third outfit change; she kicked off the civil ceremony in a Karl Lagerfeld lace-trimmed jumpsuit and blue blazer, and wore an off-the-shoulder Armani Privé gown for the religious ceremony on Saturday. The glamorous, firework-laden party included royals from around the world and supermodels like Naomi Campbell. Click the slideshow to see some of the most memorable looks.
Her Serene Highness the Princess of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock, married Prince Albert II today in an opulent religious ceremony at the Prince's Palace. Famous faces among the guests included Karl Lagerfeld, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Naomi Campbell, and Giorgio Armani — who designed Charlene's gown, which had an impressive train.
The Roman Catholic marriage ceremony followed Prince Albert and Charlene's civil wedding and balcony kiss yesterday. And last night, they celebrated with elaborate fireworks and a concert at Port Hercule. The three-day Monaco royal wedding extravaganza will wrap up tonight when the couple and 450 guests dine on food prepared by French chef Alain Ducasse at a white-tie dinner and ball. Fireworks will cap off the evening again.
Charlene now takes the title last held by Grace Kelly, who was married to Prince Albert's father in a similarly lavish royal wedding in 1956. That wedding also included a civil and religious ceremony, and Princess Grace's wedding gown, created by an MGM costume designer, was so iconic that it clearly influenced Kate Middleton's wedding dress on her big day. Today's ceremony definitely lives up to the grand tradition of Monaco's last royal wedding. See it all now.
Prince Albert II of Monaco will marry Charlene Wittstock this weekend in a three-day celebration many thought would never come. The 53-year-old playboy prince and ruler of the small Mediterranean city state has dodged settling down for years, but he finally will give Monaco the royal wedding it's been waiting for since Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier in 1956. Bride Charlene, 33, a South African beauty and former Olympic swimmer, was rumored to have cold feet, but the glamorous, blowout event is on. Below find everything you need to know — including the schedule and where to watch.