‘Albert and Charlene: Eine Fürstin für Monaco’ (UPDATED)

Only three days until the princely wedding in Monaco and as promised ZDF released Part Two from their documentary, Albert and Charlene: Eine Fürstin für Monaco

 

 

 

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Monaco Princely Wedding: Official You Tube Site? Plus, a Nice News Report from TF1

With only five days to go until the princely wedding in Monaco, it seems that someone created a You Tube channel entitled, Le Marriage Princier Live, dedicated to the upcoming wedding.  It is unknown if the Palais Princier de Monaco in conjunction with the official site, Le Mariage Princier, created this site nor is it known if this You Tube channel will stream the wedding live on July 1 and 2, 2011.

However, I do know that the wedding will be streamed live on the official site for the princely family of Monaco here.

Click the link here to view the Le Marriage Princier Live You Tube channel.

Finally, here is a nice news report from TF1.  Click the link here.

Photo courtesy of: Le Mariage Princier FB

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Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert II of Monaco: The Swedish Interview

A couple of days ago I mentioned that the Swedish channel, TV4, would be airing the Monaco princely wedding live on Swedish television along with an new interview with the couple.

Well, here is the Swedish interview; roughly 6:15 minutes.  Click here to watch.   

Finally, it seems that TV4 will stream the wedding live online so you might want to bookmark the link here.

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Charlene Wittstock in Athens, Greece

In one week, Miss Charlene Wittstock will finally marry her longtime boyfriend, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in a two lavish ceremonies in Monaco.  But, before she officially becomes the princess of Monaco, the former Olympian flew to Athens, Greece to participate in the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Athens 2011.

As the global ambassador for the Special Olympics is was her duty and pleasure to attend the opening ceremony to support the athletes as well as to mingle with other distinguished guests.

To view photos please click the link here.  To learn more about the Special Olympics World Summer Games, Athens 2011 please click the link here. 

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Charlene Wittstock and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Attend a Cocktail Party for the Jumping International de Monte-Carlo

On June 24, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and the future princess of Monaco, Charlene, attended a cocktail party for the Jumping International de Monte-Carlo.  In case you were wondering, no, they did not give an interview.   🙂

To view photos please click the links here and here.   For the second photo link type in the word “Monaco” in the search box.   🙂

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Where to Watch the Monaco Princely Wedding on July 1 and 2, 2011 (International Audiences Only)

In exactly one week the princely wedding in Monaco will take place beginning with the civil ceremony in the Throne Room at the Palais Princier de Monaco on July 1, 2011.

For the past several months many living outside of Europe have been wondering, “Will the wedding be streamed online and where can I watch it?”  Well, I have just learned — via Visit Monaco Twitter — that the civil and religious ceremonies will be available to watch online via the official website for the Monaco princely family.

Here is the link.  Bookmark it.

Now, if for some reason that site crashes due to heavy traffic you can always check out  ZDF (beginning at 2:30pm Germany time) and/or Euronews.  If those sites crash as well… sorry.  Can’t help you.   🙂

Second, here is the list of countries that will air the wedding live on television and their links:

France:  You can read the information here. 

South Africa: SABC3 official site that will air the wedding.

Sweden: Read more about it here.

Germany: ZDF 

There is a good chance one of the networks in Italy will air the wedding.  Which one will it be, I have no idea at this time.

Finally, at this time none of the networks in the United States will air the wedding live on television.  Also, it is unknown at this time if TVMonde: ÉtatsUnis will broadcast the wedding as well.

Wedding Concert with Jean Michel Jarre:

If you are interested in watching the wedding concert with Jean Michel Jarre, on July 1, you can via Ustream here or here. 

As the wedding day approaches I am sure I will be updating and adding new information so stay tuned.   🙂

Sources: Visit Monaco and Palais.mc

Photo courtesy of: Palais.mc

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Charlene and Albert: Another Interview and Biography from Euronews (Yes, it’s New.)

Recently, Euronews journalist, Isabelle Kumar, sat down with H.S.H. Prince Albert II and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock, at the Palais Princier de Monaco for an incredibly long time.

The interview was a hit (mainly because it was in English) and everyone on planet Earth rejoiced.

Anyway…

Basking in their instant success as well as approval from seasoned royal watchers and uber-enthusiastic about the upcoming nuptials in Monaco, Euronews had the genius idea to air the footage that was edited out from their original interview with the couple. So far, the interview is interesting, and yes, it’s in English.

Click here to watch.

Finally, Euronews has a short biography about the life, so far, of H.S.H. Prince Albert II.  Click here to watch.  And, one from AFP here.

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Monaco Princely Wedding to be Televised in Sweden. Plus an Interview with H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco on Swedish Television

According to the Swedish magazine, Svensk Damtidning, the television network, TV4, will air the princely wedding between H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock on Saturday July 2, 2011 beginning at 4:30pm.

Per Svensk Damtidning via TV4:

‘It’s great that we are the only Swedish channel, TV4, who will broadcast this summer’s big royal wedding where also our Swedish royal family will attend. I am also proud that Mr. Power will have an exclusive interview with Prince Albert II of Monaco for the wedding which will be broadcast on Sunday’, says Fredrik Lundberg, head of TV4’s editorial staff community in a statement.

I have absolutely no idea if TV4 will stream the wedding live online.  If you are interested click the link here to check out TV4’s official website.

Source: Svensk Damtidning

Photo courtesy of: TF1.fr

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Charlene Wittstock and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Attend the 2011 Jumping International de Monte Carlo

On Friday June 24, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock attended the 2011 Jumping International de Monte-Carlo at Port Hercule in Monaco this afternoon.

For three-days the world’s best show jumpers come to Monaco to compete in this very difficult sport.  Charlotte Casiraghi, the prince’s niece, competed this afternoon with her mother, Princess Caroline, Prince Albert and Miss Charlene Wittstock cheering on the young equestrian.

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

To watch the entire event from this afternoon please click the link here and click the button where it says live.

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Charlene Wittstock and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Attend the St. Jean Religious Parade in Monaco

On June 23, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and his lovely fiancée, Miss Charlene Wittstock, attended the St. Jean Mass and religious parade in Monaco this afternoon.  To view photos please click the link here.

Source: Daylife

Photo courtesy of: AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau

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Monaco Princely Wedding: Another Day, Another French Interview, and Another Article This Time from the New York Times

With nine days to go before Charlene Wittstock and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco tie the knot in two lavish ceremonies in Monaco, the couple spoke to the press (actually a month ago)… again.  This the article/interview from the Monaco Times… in English.  Click here to read.

Finally, the New York Times, has an article about the upcoming wedding and the future princess of Monaco.  Journalist, Elaine Sciolino, initially requested an interview with Miss Wittstock, but was immediately turned down by the Palais Princier de  Monaco representatives.  So, instead Ms. Sciolino spoke to Jenny Crwys-Williams, a radio host from South Africa’s Talk Radio 702.  It was Ms. Crwys-Williams who interviewed Miss Wittstock, at length, when she was in South Africa for the Midmar Mile race earlier this year:

I thought she was one of the most anxious people I have ever met…She was absolutely terrified of saying the wrong thing and falling foul of the terrible women in the palace.

Ms. Sciolino also reports about the negativity directed towards Miss Wittstock by the tabloid press and others. Amazingly, Ms. Sciolino has even managed to find the rare documentary, Albert: L’Autre Prince, where the future princess gave one of the most cringeworthy interviews in royal history  (you know the infamous interview where she was asked if she was Catholic or Protestant whereupon Miss Wittstock replied, “Je suis Christian!”   And, at that point every royal watcher gave themselves a face palm and shook their heads.  Yeah, that interview.)   🙂

Since then, the soon-to-be princess has been given serious training when it comes to speaking to the media.

Anyway…

The New York Times article is an interesting read, though not exactly a groundbreaking piece of journalism (meaning Ms. Sciolino won’t be winning a Pulitzer Prize anytime soon.) Furthermore, the contents of the article are incredibly repetitive especially for those who are seasoned royal watchers.  Click here to read.  

To watch the infamous Albert: L’Autre Prince interview click the link here.

Photo courtesy of: Palais.mc

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