Monaco Royal Wedding Exhibit

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They are not  Prince William and Kate. But Monaco had a Royal Wedding  last July 2, 2011. The current reigning Prince Albert II, finally got married, to South African Olympic Swimmer Charlene Wittstock. The wedding took place over a period of 3 days around Monaco, with concerts, fireworks, a Civil Ceremony in the Royal Palace and a Religious Ceremony also at the Royal Palace.Their wedding reception was held at the Salle Garnier/L'Opera De Monte Carlo.

I was so excited when we unexpectedly discovered that there was a Royal Wedding exhibit at the Musee Oceanograhique. I love Royal Weddings and Events! Maybe that's why I live in Canada because we are a Constitutional Monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as our Head of State. This is the first time that I have ever seen an exhibit of a Royal Wedding event.  The  Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, also exhibited her Wedding Gown last August 2011 at Buckingham Palace but I did not have the chance to be in London at that time to see it. But this time I made it  to Monaco and unexpectedly discovered this Royal Wedding Exhibit.  Truly, one of the joys of traveling is the discovery of the unexpected!

L'Histoire du Mariage Princier

Royal Wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock
Official  Wedding Photographer: Stephane Bern

Prince Albert II  and Princess Charlene of Monaco

Musee Oceanograhique De Monaco

Civil Wedding Ceremony at the Palais Princier.

Wedding Gown Designed by Giorgio Armani.
The wedding gown statistics: 2500 hours to complete, 40,000 Swarovski Crystals, 30,000 pearls, 700 hours  embroidery, 50 metres satin duchesse, 80 metres Organza, 20 metre of Tulle for the veil, 100 hours to embroider the veil.

All of the Royal Wedding photos on exhibit were taken by their official Wedding Photographer Stephane Bern.

Religious Wedding Ceremony at the Palace Courtyard.

Wedding  Reception at the L'Opera De Monte Carlo.

Royal Tiara made especially for Princess Charlene is called "Ocean" after the couple's  love of the Sea. This tiara was made by Van Cleef & Arpels. The tiara  has  883 diamonds totalling 44 carats,  10 diamonds totalling 4 carats, 1 diamond in the centre with 4 carats and 359 sapphires totalling 18 carats.

Royal Wedding Invitation.

Ring holder pillow with the initial "AC"  and a watercolour of the Religious Ceremony Courtyard.

Handwritten Letter from Pope Benedict XVI.

Wedding reception table setting.

Plates and wine glasses with their initials "AC" and silver table displays  that were used during the Wedding Reception.

Limited Edition  Hermes Silk scarf made especially for the Royal couple called "Jungle Love."

We wish the Royal Couple  lots of love and happiness forever!

Credits: Photographer-Stephane Bern; L'Histoire du Mariage Princier Book.

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