The head of Monaco’s royal house, Prince Albert II, is officially engaged to Olympian Charlene Wittstock. Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert are both Olympic athletes. The very wealthy country is sure to be planning a huge celebration, though the official wedding date is not yet set.
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Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert of Monaco
Prince Albert II, the son of Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III, has been the head of Monaco since 2005. Charlene Wittstock met Prince Albert of Monaco when she was competing as a swimmer. A schoolteacher as well as Olympic swimmer, Charlene Wittstock has lived in Monaco since 2006. The wedding date hasn’t been announced yet, but it is probably six months away or more.
A royal wedding for Monaco
The wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock could be the first royal wedding in Monaco given that 1956. The official heirs of Monaco could be the kids that come out of this marriage. Prince Albert has admitted paternity of two children, though both are illegitimate. A law passed by the ruling body of Monaco cemented that illegitimate children aren’t eligible to become royalty in Monaco.
Monaco’s big wedding plans
Monaco is one of the smallest countries in Europe and is considered an independent city-state. The country is bordered on 3 sides by France, which is financially and socially responsible for the defense of the country. The entire country has only 30,000 residents. Wealthy individuals tend to move to Monaco, given the fact there is no income tax. The country’s GDP is about $ 6.5 billion. Given the previous history of the country and its celebrations, this royal wedding is certain to be an costly event. Much like the recent royal wedding of Sweden’s Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling and the expected marriage of England’s Prince William and Kate Middleton, this wedding will certainly live up to the public’s expectations of spectacle.
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