Sunday, July 3, 2011


Just a few hours ago Monaco, the little princedom in Europe, has got its new princess. Prince Albert has married lovely Charlene
,and the big news is - everything at the wedding seemed better than what we saw at the British royal wedding in April. Everything was more stylish, more relaxed, and there was none of that cold, snobbish and reserved atmosphere from the London's wedding.
The Monaco wedding was held in the fairy tale courtyard of the royal palace which gave it an almost Elven vibe since it was in the open place filled with stunning staircases, flowers and colonnades. And the wedding couple was also much more relaxed and beautiful. Albert was very dashing in his white uniform, while angelic Charlene looked tender, serene and gracious in her white Giorgio Armani gown. Although it could've been a bit more revealing and unique, the wedding gown did
suit her personal style, since Charlene is an Olympic athlete. I thought her hair looked absolutely magnificent with diamond studded golden hairpiece underneath the long veil.
The wedding was even packed with much more emotions than William's and Kate's, with lots of tender kisses being exchanged between Albert and Charlene both at the civil wedding on Friday and the religious one on Saturday. While he was slipping the ring on her finger he winked, and while she was slipping the ring on his finger she gave him a broad smile. And the most touching moment was when Charlene started crying in the little chapel where two young singers greeted the royal couple with a touching serenade when she came to give her wedding bouquet to Virgin Mary.
Her Serene Highness Charlene is now the first Monaco princess after the famous and beloved Grace Kelly, Prince Albert's mother. The royal wedding and the new couple will certainly bring back glamour and glitz to the idyllic Mediterranean country.
Beside the crowned heads of Europe Albert, King of Belgium, the king and queen of Sweden, prince Frederik of Denmark, prince Alexander of Serbia, Norway prince, and Felipe of Spain, the wedding guests also included Gerard Butler, Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Karolina Kurkova, Roger Moore  ... Click on the pictures to see them in full size.


  1. nice to see royalty even less significant than the british.

  2. I like her wedding dress, especially the off-the-shoulder look. And it should definitely not have been any more revealing -- a princess should not look like a skank walking down the aisle.

  3. @E
    Now, don't be naughty, Edmund!

    well I didn't mean skank revealing :) But I would've liked if the shoulder part was a bit lower, just an inch. :)

  4. I see what you mean with the elven atmosphere. Great & grand staircases! :-)

  5. yep, I was breath taken by those staircases :) It's a magnificent courtyard, perfect for weddings and shooting LORD OF THE RINGS and GAME OF THRONES in it :)

  6. Your sense of style is boundless, Dez, we can always count on you for apt analysis.

  7. well, I am a designer, you know.

  8. Prince Albert is the furthest thing from dashing in my mind! Ugh. I'll take Kate & Will any day over this couple (but I'm of British descent, so it's not surprising)! :) The dress is a little boring for my taste, but that is just me. :)

  9. we'll Albert did look nicer in white than Wills in red :) And yes, the dress needed to be a bit lower around shoulders.

  10. I love her dress, and that she is an Olympic athlete. Beautiful. :)

    That staircase is amazing.

  11. Nice to know I have lived to see a Royal Wedding ").

  12. Charlene is no name for a princess. It's like Princess Betty-Lou - it just doesn't work.

  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...Monaco sure exudes style and glamour. I love her dress and Albert sure looks wonderful in his whites. These are great pics and thanks for sharing the news. It's nice to see another royal family besides the British one. ;)

  14. That's a beautiful dress she's wearing.

  15. I agree this couple is far more dashing! That's a given it's that Mediterranean style & charm :-) I'm away for the holiday weekend so a proper catch up will have to wait.
    Thanks for alerting me to the news!
    She didn't change dress like Kate?

  16. ...must be in the air, all the royal beauties walking down the aisle this year. They look well together:)


  17. Thanks for the great wedding coverage. Here it was just covered a little bit on the evening news, but that's all, so great to get all the news from you Dezz. I loved Kate and Wills wedding too, very romantic, but this one seemed more understated and intimate. Her dress also understated, but elegant.

  18. I love the gown. It's so lovely. Royal weddings are so classy. Thanks for sharing these photos.

  19. fantastic looking dress - she's far too hot for him

  20. @Luanne
    she is extremely gracious and pretty, and yes, she's an Olympic swimmer!
    The courtyard with those stairs was just breathtaking

    :) there will be other royal weddings soon, I'm sure!

    it's sure better than Kate :) And she's from South Africa, and I don't think her parents ever dreamed their girl would become a crown princess

  21. @Melsy
    I knew you would appreciate this one :) Believe it or not, my coverage of Will's and Kate's wedding has brought me lots of visits later on, so I'm thinking of having royal posts from time to time. I already have HOTTEST ROYALS post ready and I'm waiting for the right moment to publish it :)) There's a hot scheik in it for you :P

    it is, isn't it? :)

    indeed it is!

    I think she did, but I posted my coverage just a few hours after the official wedding so I didn't have time to wait for the later gala dress if she had it. She also had a nice blue dress on Friday at the civil ceremony

  22. @El
    yep, most of the young royals around Europe are extremely hot, especially the young princesses and princes from Scandinavian kingdoms!

    yes, this one was more intimate and more heartfelt, and you could just feel the emotions in the air, not just in Albert and Charlene but also in their family members. You can just see that they are a close family. Princess Caroline, Albert's sister was crying throughout the wedding!

    glad you enjoyed my coverage :)

    indeed she is, but he has the riches :)))

  23. A hot sheik for me? You are so sweet, Dez. ;) I cannot wait to see him and this royals post.

  24. That was a fantastic wedding. It seemed a lot easier to watch for sure. Loved that staircase :)

  25. @Melsy
    a hot sheik with very revealing pics :P

    it really was fantastic both the wedding and those staircases!

  26. Fabulous coverage! This was a gorgeous wedding, love the bride's dress so elegant!
    I suppose you were among the VIP guests, still in Monaco dear Dezzy? :D

  27. glad you liked my coverage, Summer :)
    Yes, they just wouldn't let me go :) although I did have to leave them shortly to fly over to London to Wimbledon finals :)