T.S.H.s Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco Host a Brunch at the Palais Princier de Monaco Before Leaving for South Africa

On July 5, 2011 Their Serene Highnesses Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco will arrive in Durban, South Africa to throw another lavish wedding party on Thursday in the princess’s ex-home country.  Moreover, Prince Albert II will participate in the IOC meetings which are being held in Durban this year.

But, before the princely couple will leave for South Africa they threw a lovely brunch this past Sunday for several of their royal guests and friends according to France24 news network:

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, the world’s newest royal couple, hosted guests for a private marriage brunch on Sunday a day after their church wedding, the royal family said.

The brunch in the private gardens of the tiny principality’s royal palace was prepared by French chef Alain Ducasse, creator of the main wedding feast, along with Joel Robuchon and palace chef Christian Garcia.

To view photos from the brunch please click the links here and here.

Source: France 24

Photo courtesy of: Madame Figaro

H.I.R.H. Archduke Otto von Habsburg, Son of Austria-Hungary’s Last Emperor, Has Died.

On July 4, 2011, the son of the last emperor of Austria-Hungary, H.I.R.H. Archduke Otto von Habsburg, has died.  He was 98 years old.

Per the official website for the late Archduke:

Otto von Habsburg, eldest son of the last regnant Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, long-time member of the European Parliament and Honorary President of the International Paneuropean Union died at his residence in Pöcking, Upper Bavaria at the age of 98 on July 4, 2011.

During the next days, there will be several requiems and the possibility to pay your condolences to Dr. Otto von Habsburg.

The coffin will rest for three days in the Church f St. Ulrich in Pöcking, Bavaria, while there is a perpetual adoration.

After that there will be requiems in Pöcking, Munich, Mariazell, Vienna and Budapest.

If you would like to visit the official website for the late H.I.R.H. Archduke Otto von Habsburg you may do so here.

To watch a video news report about the death of the Archduke please click here.

To read more about the incredible life of Archduke Otto von Habsburg please click the link herehere, and here

Photo courtesy of: Wikipedia and Otto von Habsburg

Fashion Designer, Giorgio Armani, Speaks to Vogue (UK) Magazine About H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco’s Wedding Gown

Famed fashion designer, Giorgio Armani, recently sat down with Vogue UK magazine to discuss H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco’s wedding dress, his inspirations, and his close friendship with the former South African Olympian swimmer.  Click here to read the article as well as to view the original sketches of the wedding gown by Mr. Armani.

Ready for Another Wedding?

So, are you ready for yet another wedding?  Are you ready for an Imperial and Royal wedding?  Thought so.   🙂

Come August 27, 2011, H.I.R.H Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia will finally marry his longtime love, Princess Sophie von Isenburg in Potsdam, Germany.

Just a friendly reminder to you all because this wedding will be huge… in Germany.  Also, expect a lot of royals from Europe to attend.  It will be an amazing wedding to say the least.  🙂

Photo courtesy of: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe

H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco: Getting Ready for Her Big Day. A Vogue Editorial

After her lavish wedding to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Vogue was there when the princess was getting ready to walk down the long aisle at the Palais Princier de Monaco.  The princess also had a chance to speak to her friend and journalist, Natalie Livingstone, from Vogue.

Here is a snippet from the article:

Charlene’s hair was swept up into a tight chignon. ‘I’m not wearing a tiara,’ she said. ‘Instead Princess Caroline has lent me some beautiful diamond hair clips which belonged to her grandmother. I did have a tiara made by Van Cleef and Arpels but I decided to put it on display at the Oceonographic museum and I will wear it for my first official engagement.’

To read the article in its entirety as well as to view photos of H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco getting ready at the Hermitage hotel please click the link here. 

Photo courtesy of: Vogue by Patrick Demarchelier