The next Royal wedding is now only two days away.
Regarding the details, here is what we know. The bride’s dress is being made by Mr. Giorgio Armani.
The civil wedding will take place at 5 pm on Friday, July 1st in the Throne Room at the Prince’s Palace~ just as Prince Albert’s parents did 55 years ago. The ceremony will be performed by Mr. Philippe Narmino, President of the Council of State and the Sovereign Family’s civil registrar.
At 5:50 pm the newlyweds will make an appearance on the balcony of the Hall of Mirrors to greet the people. At 6pm Monegasques (Monaco residents) will be offered a buffet cocktail in the Palace Square. (Pretty nice of his Serene Highness!)
At 8 pm residents of the Principality will be invited to a reception in the harbor.
At 10 pm the Eagles will perform in concert, compliments of the Royal couple, at Port Hercule.
On Saturday, July 2nd at 5 pm the religious wedding will take place in the Main Courtyard of the Prince’s Palace. Miss Wittstock will walk along a red carpet from the Carabiniers barracks to the altar accompanied by her father, Mr. Michael Wittstock. His Grace, Bernard Barsi, Archbishop of Monaco, will celebrate the mass.
At 6:30 pm the royal couple will leave the Palace for Sainte Dévote’s Church so that the Princess can lay her bouquet at the altar. The procession will pass along Avenue de la Porte Neuve, Avenue du Port and Boulevard Albert I, and return to the Palace using the same route.
The official wedding dinner and ball will take place in the Opera Garnier and the Casino terraces beginning at 9:30 pm.
Throughout the evening a wide range of musical entertainment will take place. Dinner, which will be prepared by Mr. Alain Ducasse, will conclude with a firework display.
Monegasques will be able to follow the ceremonies and festivities on giant screens in the Palace Square. I am hopeful that this will mean American camera crews will also cover the wedding and we will be able to view the wedding on television, or at least online. The beauty of the wedding being held in the evening is that American viewers will not have to arise in the middle of the night. Thank you Prince Albert II!
Here is a recent interview with the couple. Check out the painting of Princess Grace in the background.
May your own home be your castle,