Prince Albert escorted his beautiful new bride, Princess Charlene of Monaco, to tonight's 63rd annual Red Cross Ball in their home of Monte Carlo. The princess stepped out in a jewel-toned Akris gown, which was a stark contrast to the classic white Armani dress she wore just last month during their lavish royal wedding. Charlene kept her hair pulled back and makeup simple to complement the stunning custom-made Van Cleef & Arpels piece she wore around her neck. The necklace was given to the princess as a gift from her husband and can also be worn as a tiara. It was reportedly designed to evoke memories of the ocean and is composed of 88 round diamonds, weighing in at over 44 total carats, with 10 pear-shaped diamonds and 359 sapphires!
Prince Albert of Monaco and his new wife, Princess Charlene, kept their royal wedding weekend celebrations going with a formal dinner this evening. Charlene Wittstock wore Armani for her religious ceremony earlier in the day, which was attended by famous faces including Naomi Campbell, Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani himself, and more. Charlene changed into another gorgeous white gown for the evening celebrations, which also included a fireworks display for the newlyweds. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene officially married during a civil service on Friday, during which they also shared their balcony kiss for the cheering crowds. Even amid the excitement of the wedding, he is still involved in a bit of a scandal and Prince Albert faces a paternity test for the alleged child he fathered, though first up is the honeymoon in South Africa for him and his new bride, Princess Charlene.
Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert of Monaco made it official today with a religious ceremony at the main courtyard in the Prince's Palace. The bride looked stunning in a gorgeous, off-the-shoulder Giorgio Armani Privé, with subtle pearl and Swarovski crystal embellishment. We can expect another Armani design for tonight's reception; in the meantime, click through to see the new princess of Monaco and all the details of her beautiful bridal gown.
Charlene Wittstock, who is now the princess of Monaco, wore an Armani gown as she walked down the aisle at the Prince's Palace in Monaco today. Charlene and Prince Albert were married in a civil ceremony yesterday, and they celebrated their newlywed status with a concert that evening. Today marked their religious ceremony, which was attended by A-list guests, including Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani, Karolina Kurkova, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and Naomi Campbell. Naomi arrived with longtime boyfriend, Vlad Doronin, fresh from pal Kate Moss's nuptials that got started on Friday as well. Charlene and Prince Albert will continue the festivities tonight with a lavish dinner for 450 guests to be prepared by Chef Alain Ducasse.
Both Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova stepped out today for the royal nuptials, arriving at Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert's religious ceremony decked out in their respective fascinators. Naomi, with Vladislav Doronin at her side, opted for a floor-length mint green, floral-embroidered gown, and a pretty flower-like headpiece to complement. Meanwhile, Karolina chose a sophisticated, and more conservative, peplum-adorned skirt suit, complete with a train and a matching navy fascinator. Both supermodel guests looked polished and poised for today's celebration, but we want to know which one's your favorite. Which supermodel dressed to impressed for the royal wedding?
Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert of Monaco's royal religious wedding ceremony has begun. For the momentous event, Wittstock wore a beautiful off-shoulder beaded gown by Giorgio Armani paired with a long veil. More pictures of her wedding dress in the slideshow, plus photos of guests, including Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell, and Karolina Kurkova.
Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock continued to celebrate their wedding weekend with a concert in Monaco on Friday evening. Earlier in the day Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock shared a kiss after their civil wedding ceremony ahead of Saturday's religious one. The newlyweds stayed close and have even more appearances ahead of them, as she becomes the Princess of Monaco. Saturday's guests reportedly include Naomi Campbell and Karl Lagerfeld for the intimate A-list affair. As Prince Albert and his new bride continued on with the festivities, another royal couple was busy with international duties. Prince William and Kate Middleton have been in Canada for the first part of their North America tour.
Earlier today Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco married at a civil ceremony, and tonight they celebrated with a concert at Port Hercule. Get in the romantic Fourth of July spirit early with these stunning images of French electropop artist Jean Michel Jarre's sound and light show and the explosive fireworks over the water.
Newly titled Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco seal their civil marriage with a kiss on the balcony of the Throne Room of the Prince's Palace of Monaco. The wedding festivities continue tomorrow with the religious ceremony. Monaco shares its wedding traditions with neighboring country France, where civil ceremonies in a city hall are required to be legally married. These are usually only small events with close family and friends. After the civil ceremony the couple are free to throw a more elaborate church wedding and reception, similar to what we traditionally do in the US. The other well-known royal wedding in Monaco, between Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, also included both ceremonies. See more pictures of the newly titled Princess Charlene of Monaco and her husband, Prince Albert II, now.