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Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock observe Monaco's parade honouring St Jean.

June 24, 2011 – 6:09PM

Monaco is best known as a playground of the rich and tax-shy, but when Prince  Albert II marries Charlene Wittstock the happy day will be marked with a   decidedly populist festival.

When Albert’s parents, Prince Rainier III  and Grace Kelly, married in 1956  it was without doubt the society event of the  year, some said the decade, but  this year April’s British royal wedding has  already stolen that title.

When Albert and Charlene tie the knot on July  1 in this tiny principality,  Britain’s Kate and William will be in Canada on  their first official foreign  trip, pursued by an estimated 1300  journalists.

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Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier Of Monaco.Wedding of the last century … Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier Of Monaco.

Nevertheless, the older couple’s loyal subjects are  determined to put on a  show, and the streets of their city state are bedecked in  the red and white of  the House of Grimaldi and the rainbow banner of Charlene’s  South Africa.

Souvenir mugs and plates emblazoned with the princely  initials have replaced  designer knick-knacks in Monte Carlo’s glitzy boutiques,  and the seats have  been taken out of the opera house to allow it to host a fairy  tale ball.

Only 35,000 people live in Monaco – many of them not local  citizens but  wealthy tax exiles or French service workers – and tourism  officials hope to  attract 200,000 wellwishers to what they call “48 historic  hours”.

Home of the high-roller ... Monaco's casino.Home of the high-roller … Monaco’s casino.

The “historic” adjective might suit the royal house, as the  Grimaldis have  ruled Monaco since 1297, but it could also fairly describe the  entertainment  chosen by the 53-year-old former playboy for his guests.

On  the Thursday night before the first ceremony, local residents will be  serenaded  by 1970s Californian nostalgia rockers The Eagles, then on Friday  after the  throne room nuptials, the action moves to the port.

There, the crowds  will be treated to snacks based on dishes from Charlene’s  African homeland and  thrill to the instrumental stylings of Jean-Michel Jarre,  France’s 62-year-old  electropop pioneer and disco showman.
Saturday will  take on a more reserved  air with a second, religious marriage ceremony in the  grand courtyard of the  princely palace, for which 33-year-old swimming champ  Charlene has converted to  Catholicism.

The jet-setter's playground ... Monaco hopes to attract up to 200,000 tourists for the royal wedding.The jet-setter’s playground … Monaco hopes to attract up to 200,000  tourists for the royal wedding.

The women among 4300 honoured guests have been asked to wear  modest outfits  with covered shoulders and the music – rebroadcast on big screens  across the  city – will come from American soprano Renee Fleming.

German  fashionista Karl Lagerfeld will brush elegantly attired shoulders  with style  icon Ines de la Fressange, alongside Albert’s friends from the world  of sports  governance, Jean Todt of the FIA and Jacques Rogge of the  International Olympic  Committee.

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy will attend, but other  world leaders will  be notable for their absence, with the exception of  presidents Michel Sleimane  of Lebanon, Mary McAleese of Ireland and Carl Gustav  XVI of Sweden.

Historic ... the Monaco palace, home of the seven-century old Grimaldi dynasty.Historic … the Monaco palace, home of the seven-century old Grimaldi  dynasty.

Unfortunately for the several hundred press photographers  who have applied  for accreditation, Sarkozy’s office has not yet confirmed  whether his pregnant  first lady, Carla Bruni, will make the trip.

After  the ceremony the new royal couple will cross the city, or indeed their  entire  realm, in an open-topped Lexus hybrid to a chapel where the bride will  leave her  bouquet. Then it’s off to the casino for fireworks and dancing.

The whole  event has been carefully planned and marketed, with Monaco issuing  commemorative  stamps and signing sponsorship deals with the luxury brands that  find so much  exposure around its famous motor yacht marina.

Charlene’s dress designer  has not been revealed but, of course, the name  Armani has been  circulated.

And what do the locals think? Most seem pleased that the  prince, who is  broadly liked, is settling down with someone who is apparently  keen to bear him  the heir that the seven-century old regime needs to ensure its  survival.

from:  http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/people/monacos-royal-wedding-a-modest-affair-20110624-1gjam.html#ixzz1QDeqTIw0

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Charlene Wittstock was born on January 25th, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlene_Wittstock

January 25th, 1978

January 25th

1 + 25 +2+0+1+1 = 30 = her personal year (from January 25th, 2011 to January 24th, 2012) = Thankfulness.  Appreciation.  Gratefulness.  Gratitude.  Cherish.  Blessings.  Please.  Thank you.  Style.  Fashion.  Clothing.  Clothes.  Apparel.  Wardrobe.  Fashion sense.  Best dressed.  Sense of style.  Living a life of luxury.  You have a lot to be thankful for.  Home sweet home.

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Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock in Stockholm, June 18 2010 

Wednesday, 23 June 2010 12:58 UK

Prince Albert of Monaco has announced his engagement to the former South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock.

The announcement followed months of speculation that Prince Albert, 52, and Ms Wittstock, 32, would wed.

Prince Albert acceded to Monaco’s throne in 2005 after the death of his father, Prince Rainier III.

He has two children, neither of whom are in line to the throne because they were born out of wedlock.

Ms Wittstock is a former teacher who competed for South Africa in the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000.

Prince Albert has taken part in five Winter Olympics as a member of the Monegasque bobsleigh team.

The prince, whose mother was the American film star Grace Kelly, previously had a reputation as a playboy and a confirmed bachelor.

In 2002, the principality’s constitution was changed so the Grimaldi dynasty to which Prince Albert belongs could continue through the female line if the ruler died without an heir.

The statement from the royal palace announcing the engagement did not mention any wedding date.

from:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/10391167.stm

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Prince Albert of Monaco was born on March 14th, 1958 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_II,_Prince_of_Monaco

March 14th

3 + 14 +2+0+1+0 = 20 = his personal year (from March 14th, 2010 to March 13th, 2011)

20 year + 6 (June) = 26 = his personal month (from June 14th, 2010 to July 13th, 2010) = In the news.

26 month + 23 (23rd of the month on Wednesday June 23rd, 2010) = 49 = his personal day = Happy.

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March 14th, 1958

3 + 14 +1+9+5+8 = 40 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Prince.

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