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All You Need to Know to Watch and Enjoy Monaco Princely Wedding! Links and Online Streaming Galore!

Well, the day is finally here when H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco will no longer be the world’s most eligible bachelor. Finally, he is lucky enough to marry former Olympian, Miss Charlene Wittstock, after dating the future princess since… forever.

Anyway, here is the information you need order for you to enjoy the lavish two-day princely wedding festivities in Monaco.  If some of the links crash due to heavy traffic or simply do not work on your computer… don’t blame me.   :)

ONLINE STREAMING: 

Where to watch the wedding is my original post from June 25 regarding the links in order to watch the princely wedding online. Here are the links again:

  1. Palais Princier de Monaco and/or here. Or, try this link here! (Le Marriage Princier Live. The ceremony begins at 5pm in Monaco.  These three links I highly recommend so remember them.)
  2. Euronews (Here is my original post from June 26 which gives you the complete schedule for both July 1 and 2 ceremonies.  It’s a good idea to use both links just in case the link from the Palais Princier de Monaco crashes due to heavy traffic.***I wouldn’t count on Euronews. Their online streaming has been wonky.***)
  3. TV4 Play (Originally posted on June 26 when it was announced that the Swedish network would air the wedding live on July 2 only.
  4. ZDF (Germany will only air the religious wedding beginning at 5pm in Monaco.  Click to read my original report and to find out what time ZDF will begin airing their broadcast here. 
  5. France 2  or France 2  (You may be able to watch the religious wedding, on July 2 only, on either of these links if you live outside of France.  So far, I have been able to watch all of their videos without any problem.)
  6. UStream (Marriage Princier Live is the official channel on UStream where you can watch the latest videos and live contents from the princely wedding of H.S.H. Prince Albert II with Charlene Wittstock. Provided by Monaco Info.) 
  7. RTBF 
  8. CNN LIVE (Religious ceremony only beginning at 9am EST.  You should be able to find it.)    :)

For those of you who live in France here is the complete schedule and links. 

WEDDING SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM:

Palais Princier de Monaco wedding program or if you cannot speak French click the link here for the English version.

Euronews Wedding Schedule beginning at 5pm July 1.  Or, if you are interested in watching behind the scenes reports you can begin watching their coverage on July 30, 2011.

THE CIVIL CEREMONY ON JULY 1, 2011:

The civil ceremony begins promptly at 5pm in the Throne Room at the Palais Princier de Monaco.  Currently, Euronews will broadcast the civil wedding and will continue to stay live on air until after the Jean Michel Jarre concert ends. (source)

If you are interested in watching the JM Jarre concert click the link here and scroll down.  Here you will find two links for the concert.

THE RELIGIOUS CEREMONY JULY 2:

The religious ceremony begins promptly at 5pm in Monaco. I would advise all of you to log on to the sites below at least an hour before the ceremony begins.  Here, again, are the links that will air the religious ceremony:

  1. Palais Princier de Monaco Palais Live Broadcast  or Mariage Princier Live
  2. Euronews (then beginning at 9pm it will switch to the link here! ***Don’t use Euronews unless you want to be frustrated with their incredibly bad live feed.***)
  3. ZDF (again, this channel begins broadcasting at 2:30pm in Germany.)
  4. TV4 Play 
  5. Nice-Matin Live
  6. RTBF
  7. CNN LIVE (Beginning at 9am EST. You should be able to find it.)


After the religious ceremony the couple will whiz by all the Monégasques, tourists, and reporters in their new Hybrid Lexus until the new princely couple of Monaco reach Sainte Dévote church where H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco will leave her lovely bouquet.

At 9pm it is time for the lavish gala princely wedding dinner at the Opéra terraces at the Salle Garnier. At 10pm  EuronewsNC will continue their broadcast with a brilliant, yet not so environmentally friendly, fireworks show by Jacques Couturier, “…best-known producer of firework displays in France, to put on an “opera of fire” above Monaco’s harbor.” (source)

 

‘Final Preparations Ahead of Monaco’s Royal Wedding’: A Euronews Video Report

You know that you can always count on Isabelle Kumar and the Euronews team for providing all the latest video reports from Monaco regarding the princely wedding.  Click here to watch the segment, Final Preparations.

Photo courtesy of: DM

Updates Regarding the Upcoming Princely Wedding in Monaco

According to the French newspaper, Nice-Matin, the reception venue for the upcoming princely wedding in Monaco has been changed.  Originally to be held at the stunning Musée Océanographique the venue was deemed “too small.”  As a result, the Prince and future Princess of Monaco and their guests will be celebrating at the Salle Garnier on July 2, 2011.

In a statement released to Nice-Matin, per the Palais Princier de Monaco:

…following the logistical problems encountered in organizing the official dinner at the Musée Océanographique on Saturday, July 2, it was decided that the evening would be held in the Salle Garnier and the terraces of the Casino. This change of location will promote a more flexible management of the festivities.

Well, I suppose that is good news for the Salle Garnier for it is a lovely place.  Let’s hope this is the last change of locations and other stuff before the princely wedding.  Why would I say that, you may ask?  Because there has been at least a billion changes — from the date of the ceremony to the wedding ceremony venue and so on — since the official announcement was made last summer… that’s why.   :)

To read the article in its entirety please click the link below.   To learn more about the Salle Garnier please click the link here.

Source:  Nice-Matin  Photo courtesy of: Zimbio.com by Amedeo M.Turello/Getty Images Europe

The Official Website for the Upcoming Princely Wedding in Monaco is Finally Here: Try to Contain your Enthusiasm

For those of you who were waiting ever so patiently to gaze upon the official website for the upcoming princely wedding in Monaco, well, you are in luck.

Today, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief and then scream like a teenager at a Justin Bieber concert because the website is officially up and running complete with H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock’s giant monogram plastered all over the site.

Well… actually it’s only on the left hand side, but whatever.

Any way, the site contains all the important information for you to know.  For example:

  1. The dates for the civil and religious ceremony
  2. Information about Monaco
  3. Details about the Princely wedding
  4. A bio about the Prince and Miss Wittstock (who apparently loves to surf like yours truly… though I have a feeling Charlene sucks at it.)
  5. FAQ
  6. Useful information (like how to get to Monaco and we all know how important that is.)
  7. Contacts
  8. Press room
  9. Lots of pretty pictures

Overall, the site is quite nice looking; moreover, it is nice to see that someone at the Palais Princier de Monaco FINALLY realized the correct title of the wedding.  For some time now, the official tourism website for Monaco, Visit Monaco, and some dude who works at the Palais Princier de Monaco, kept referring the upcoming wedding as a royal wedding.  It’s not.  It’s a princely wedding.  So, congrats to Visit Monaco and the underpaid Palais Princier de Monaco employee dude who finally realized their past mistake.

To view the website in all its glory please click the link:  Mariage Princier Monaco 2011

Photo courtesy of: Zimbio.com by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images

Miss Charlene Wittstock Will Walk Down the Aisle in A Custom Designed Gown by Giorgio Armani

This isn’t exactly breaking news for many royal watchers (in fact several of us knew months ago), but Miss Charlene Wittstock will wear a custom designed wedding gown by Mr. Giorgio Armani for her wedding to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Actually, she will wear two items designed by the famous Italian designer.  One for her civil marriage, that will take place on July 1, and one for the religious ceremony on July 2, 2011.

Miss Wittstock and Mr. Armani have a long relationship together when it comes to her fashion choices.  In case you didn’t know, she is the official Ambassador for the House of Armani.

Source: Nice-Matin Photo courtesy of: Michael Carpenter/ WENN.com

HSH Prince Albert and Miss Charlene Wittstock: Ceremony Update

I have absolutely no idea why this is considered “new” information (everyone has known about this for some time), but the American magazine, People, finally decided to announce that the Princely religious wedding in Monaco will happen outdoors.

Uh. Duh.

Any way, for those who don’t know HSH Prince Albert of Monaco changed the wedding date a couple of times.  Then when the date was set he decided to change the religious service venue to the courtyard of the Palais Princier de Monaco.  There will be giant TV screens so Monégasques (and perhaps tourists) may watch the wedding.  The guest list will not be released perhaps at least days until the actual two day event.

People magazine is also reporting that Miss Charlene Wittstock is “… considering  [the House of] Christian Dior or Giorgio Armani.” to design her wedding gown.  My guess, between the two, Miss Wittstock will ask Mr. Armani to design her gown.  Though she may shock us all and decide to wear a gown designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

 

 

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of Daylife.com by REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch and Francois Durand/Getty Images.

Monaco Princely Wedding Dates and Information

Well, the dates for the Princely wedding is now firmly set so mark your calendars.  Per the Palais Princier du Monaco:

The civil marriage will take place on Friday 1st July at 17h in the Throne Room at the Palace. It will be celebrated by Mr Philippe Narmino, Director of Judicial Services and Chairman of the State Council.
Mr. Philippe Narmino is indeed the registrar of the Sovereign Family.

The religious wedding will take place Saturday, July 2, in the courtyard of the Palace, at 17h. Monsignor Barsi celebrate mass.

The doors of the palace will remain open to allow about 4,000 people to attend, sitting at the ceremony broadcast on giant screens.

These two days, Friday and Saturday will be holidays.

This should be a lovely day, if the weather holds up, and I must say that I am disappointed that the religious service will not take place at the beautiful Cathedral in Monaco.  Oh well.

It is unknown at this time how many members from reigning royal houses will attend the Monaco Princely wedding; however, it is safe to assume that members of several non-reigning houses will be present including The Duke and Duchess of Castro (they are close friends with the Sovereign Prince and currently live in Monaco.)

Information courtesy of the Palais Princier du Monaco at www.palais.mc

Photo courtesy of Daylife.com

Royal Wedding Update: Double Duty for Austria’s No Problem Orchestra

An Austrian band will be quite busy in 2011.  Why?  The orchestra known as No Problem Orchestra will be performing at both the Royal wedding in Britain as well as Princely wedding in Monaco next year.

The eight member world renowned group, consisting of mentally disabled musicians, were asked to play for both weddings and of course they said, YES!  I mean… who wouldn’t, right?

According to the Austrian Times:

The extraordinary band, who have played gigs in the United States and across Europe, gave a private concert to Queen Elizabeth II at Highgrove House in the British county of Gloucestershire eight years ago. Also in 2002, the No Problem Orchestra performed in Monte Carlo for the first time.

The British royal wedding will take place on April 29, 2011 at Westminister Abbey while the Princely wedding will take place on July 2 and 3 2011.  The venue for the Monaco wedding will be held outside in the Palais du Monaco courtyard.

Source courtesy of the Austrian Times at http://www.austriantimes.at/news/Panorama/2010-12-13/29068/No_Problem_Orchestra_to_rock_Royal_wedding_bashes

Photos courtesy of Palais.mc (Monaco) and  Clarence House/Mario Testino (United Kingdom)