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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

R.W.W. Monaco Edition ~ All The Pretty Details

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,





Blondie's Journal said...

It all sounds wonderful and exciting. I really hope we can see more than a few snippets of it here in the U.S.

Thanks for another great post!


Auntie Em said...

It all sounds very exciting and grand...but after watching the interview, I would have loved to have seen him reach out once and hold her hand, touch her or look at her with some love in his eyes and not sit at opposite ends of the settee from her!
I really hope this is just pre-wedding jitters and not signs of things to come!

Karena said...

I loved the video, such a genuine couple and the event including all of the citizens is wonderful!

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jeanette from everton terrace said...

Wow, he is one cool cucumber. Not knowing really anything about him it's hard to know whether he is just a bit shy or what the deal is. I'm wondering if perhaps it's just their custom to not show much affection etc. in public. Looking forward to the dress of course, always about the dress it seems :)

Linda said...

I can always count on your enjoyable posts - this is lovely. And Monaco... WOW is that surreally gorgeous or what?!!

I love your comment at the end too about our home being our castle. Yes, even my little tiny cottage of a home, is indeed our family's castle because it is the location of all things GRAND. :)

Hope you're enjoying a beautiful Wednesday.
Love, Linda

Kristina said...

Beautiful as always...though I have to agree that the interview came across as quite cold. Hope everything is alright for them.

Jeannine said...

Every wedding should be so punctually planned. Doesn't leave any room for mistakes. Thanks for keeping us updated. I'll be looking for highlights online later.

Debbie said...

You know, you are a wedding fanatic after my own heart. The more royal the better!

I hope she wears her hair like she is wearing it in that first picture.

Mom in High Heels said...

I can't wait!!! I've heard that he's shy about speaking in public, so maybe that's why he seems so cool. I think they're cute though. BTW, I saw that painting of Princess Grace last year when I was in Monaco and in person, it took my breath away.
Have you seen the rumors flying on the web about the wedding being canceled???? Craziness!!!
Oh, and the wedding will be on German TV, so I'm totally going to watch!

Bonnie said...

I am thankful for you Laura, keeping us up on all the details. Not sure how you do your research but for all of us on the receiving end I thank you.

BonjourRomance said...

You should be a royal historian Laura, your posts are always so interesting. Yes all the news here in France was that she bought a one-way ticket back home on they are on TV walking around town holding hands...hmmm. I think 54 million in wedding preparations could have been in the negotiatins, and Albert is vowing to find the culprit who wpread the 'lie'.
Wish them all the best - and to the lady, beaucoup de chance!

Hines-Sight said...

Great recap! I do hope to catch a glimpse.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooo exciting!!! Their ceremony events sound soooooooooo exciting! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mimi said...

I knew the wedding was at 5 p.m. there time but 8 a.m. our time, that is why I was still thinking Pajama viewing!!!!HAHA
I am sad I Have not found Viewing information either....hoping it was a mistake and that CNN or FOX or SOMEONE will air it live!!!!
Should be a Very good weekend at my house!!
I would love to have someone to go to the movies with to see that new movie Monte Carlo, about the teen age girl who finds out she is a princess, not sure if Camdyn is to young...but thinking so.
hope you feel great by then, you can still come over at 8 a.m. if you like!!!

sandy said...

Estimated cost is 65 million dollars. How many children could receive food, clothing, and medical care with 65 million dollars?

bluebirdsandbutterflies said...

Hi there,
Once again, I love your blog posting! Can you imagine having the Eagles at your wedding! Wow! Loved all the photos. Thank you for sharing this with us! xoxo Kim

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Laura
Oh I sooo love this post

I wanted to know more about Prince Albert's wedding - I wish them both a long and very happy life together.

I'm hoping to see it on BBC or CNN news which we get in New Zealand.

I love Monte Carlo - what a venue!!
I only wish I was there now to soak up the celebrations!

much love