Monaco's Royal Wedding

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I have to say I did not follow this Royal Wedding with as much gusto as William and Kate's... I suppose in some ways it seems less romantic, less fairytale.

While there is only about 4 years between the two brides, the {new} Princess Charlene being the senior at 33, her groom {Prince Albert} is 53, {20 years her senior again} and that just seems slightly... well you know... less like Prince Charming and Cinderella.

Add to that the numerous rumours that the {now} Princess Charlene tried to 'flee' the wedding on THREE separate occasions in the weeks leading up to it, she even {reportedly} had her passport confiscated and the most recent rumour that Prince Albert has fathered a number of children, the most recent, believed to be an 18 month by an Italian woman and well it all seems less hopeful and {well} less Wills & Kate.

While I wish them well, especially Charlene, because really she did not look happy, not at all on the day, I don't think I will be surprised, if after the obligatory Heir is produced, we might begin to see cracks form in this marriage.

But on to happier things, as I know you are all much more interested in details and pictures of wedding dresses and fashion!

Following the French tradition, Monaco's weddings take place in two parts. The first is the civil ceremony which takes places on a smaller, more intimate scale, a day or two in advance of the religious ceremony.

To this Charlene wore Chanel ankle length palzzo pants with lace trim and a blue blazer, apparently designed by her. I think the colour was a bold choice, blue, considering her state of mind! I also think the pants were just a tad too long, and while I appreciate that there are probably protocols when it comes to what a {future} Princess should wear to her civil ceremony, I think the whole look was unimaginative, unflattering and not 'bridal' in the slightest. In fact it was more mother of the bride than bride!

What do you think?



To her wedding ceremony, the {now} Princess Charlene wore and off the shoulder Armani Prive Gown. The Wedding Dress reportedly took 2,500 hours to makes and consists of 140 yards of silk, 40,000 Swarovski Crystals and 20,00 Mother of Pearl Beads and it appears the 6 yard long train caused a little bit of bother getting stuck occasionally throughout the day.


The couples religious ceremony took place in the open air courtyard of the Palace in front of 800 invited guests and 3,500 subjects.



{ Our own President, Mary McAleese, was even in attendance!}

To her reception Princess Charlene wore a sleeveless white Armani gown with tiered ruffles { in which she looked stunning!} 



Other great pictures from the Monaco Royal Wedding include:

The Flower Girls - i am just loving these little gals!


The Reception Décor


The Cake - WOW its big!


The First Dance... LOVE the floor!!

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