For the past several months there were rumors swirling around South Africa and Monaco that H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock, will have a “second” wedding in Durban, South Africa.
Well, those rumors are true.
According to the Times Live newspaper, the princely couple will indeed celebrate their nuptials for a second time. The event will be held at the “… Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks on July 7, 2011…” just five days after their lavish civil as well as religious ceremony in Monaco.
Wayne Coetser, a spokesperson for the Oyster Box Hotel, recently spoke to Times Live journalist, Brett Horner, whereupon he noted:
‘It’s a lavish affair, with a menu that will feature some South African delicacies,’ said Coetser, adding that only the best champagne would be served to complement the bespoke menu by executive chef Kevin Joseph. ‘We’re keeping everything under wraps, but I can say it will be a luxurious affair…’
However, the celebrations will not include another religious ceremony; rather, the couple opted to invite 200 of their dearest friends for a mega food fest. There are also speculations that the new princely couple will honeymoon somewhere in Africa… Kenya perhaps.
Finally, it is still unknown if the two-day civil and religious ceremony, that will take place on July 1 and 2, 2011, will be broadcasted by the major cable networks in the United States (i.e. CNN, MSNBC, etc.) Nonetheless, as I previously reported those who subscribe to TV5 Monde may be able to view the wedding on their television sets in the United States. Also, France2 will stream the wedding online (only to those living in France) along with Monaco Info de Ligne. For those living in Germany, the wedding will be available to watch via ZDF.