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

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to Attend the Art of the Olympians in Fort Myers, Florida

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco will attend the Art of Olympians in Fort Myers, Florida on March 5, 2011.

Per the PR News Wire:

[The AOTO] will welcome His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco to Southwest Florida on March 5, 2011 as he shows his support for the acclaimed Art of the Olympians Museum and Galleries at the Al Oerter Center for Excellence. Prince Albert II, a five-time Olympian in the Bobsleigh event, and a member of the International Olympic Committee, and great supporter of both arts and sports initiatives.

‘Sport and the arts are perhaps the greatest two fields available to leaders who want to affect the lives of an entire population,’ said His Serene Highness Prince Albert II.

It is unknown at this point if his fiancée, Miss Charlene Wittstock, will attend the event alongside Prince Albert.  Most likely she will.

When more information comes available I will let you know.

Source: PR Newswire.com Photo courtesy of Zimbio.com by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe.

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Miss Charlene Wittstock ‘The New Grace’ (Not my Words)

Well, folks, it is inevitable at this point, and all fingers should be pointed to the PR management at the Palais Princier de Monaco.  Yes, that’s right… I’m pointing my finger at those who are overly paid, and who have no idea what they are doing, at the Palace in Monaco.

So why am I blaming them?  Well, first was their insistence that Miss Charlene Wittstock speak with the reporter from Tatler magazine, then their enthusiasm that she dress like the late movie star turned HSH Princess of Monaco, and not notice that there may be a backlash or problem with it.  Nor, did they realize that it is simply odd to promote such a notion (did that make any sense?)

Any way, the Spanish magazine, Hola, recently ran an article entitled, “The New Grace” in reference to Miss Charlene Wittstock.

Hmm.

Here is what they, Hola Magazine, has to say:

This summer will at last be a new Grace to Monaco. With great power of seduction, aristocratic and natural elegance, but also with golden hair and eyes as heaven.  The Prince promised power in its resemblance in each public appearance with poses, outfits, hairstyles, makeup to the delight of his countrymen. Thus from the beginning the sovereign and his girlfriend did not hide his love, but he also made her a place in many official events.  She impeccably served as his makeshift role of First Lady. And Monaco fell for her as it did fifty years ago and they were happy for Charlene to occupy the gap left by  Princess Grace.

Okay.

Source: Hola.com Photo courtesy of Hola.com and some dudes who took the photos.  You’re welcome.

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HSH Prince Albert of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock on Holiday in Egypt

While the rest of the world returns to their monotonous 9-5 jobs, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée, Miss Charlene Wittstock, continue to enjoy their New Year’s holiday.

The couple are currently in Egypt along with some of their close friends.   HSH Prince Albert II and Miss Wittstock were recently seen riding camels near Giza.

Awesome.

It is unknown when the couple will return home to the tiny principality known as Monaco.

Source and photo courtesy of: Svensk Damtidning by All Over Press

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Miss Charlene Wittstock: The 2010 Personality of the Year

While Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock, are on holiday in Egypt, the French newspaper, Nice-Matin, decided that Miss Wittstock is their choice for the 2010 Personality of the Year.

Now, I can see why she was picked as the winner.  More than ever, Miss Wittstock was in the public eye with her then boyfriend turned fiancé, HSH Prince Albert II.  Moreover, I suppose it was her strong support to various charities in and out of Monaco that led the editors to choose Miss Wittstock as their chica of the year.

So, congratulations, Charlene!  I’m sure you will win again next year.

Source: Nice-Matin

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock’s Christmas Card

Well, we finally have a chance to see what HSH Prince Albert II and Miss Charlene Wittstock’s Christmas card looks like.

An American blogger living in the South of France posted the card on her site (which you can view on her blog.)  Charlene is wearing, what looks to be a black fitted turtleneck dress with her hair in a delicate chignon.  Prince Albert looks, well, like he’s lost weight.

It’s a nice card, obviously taken inside the Palais Princier de Monaco, but nothing all that special.

To view the photo please click the link: LeTrip.org

*Thanks and credit given to Miss Waynfleet, from Royal Dish, for finding this information/card first!    🙂

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A Royal Year: The Top Ten Royal Events of 2010

Right.  Let’s get to it, shall we?   🙂

3.) National Day Monaco

I know, I know… you are wondering why I chose this event ahead of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark’s pregnancy announcement.  The reason why I decided on this particular event is due to one person.  You got it… Miss Charlene Wittstock.

Since the startling announcement that HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco was engaged to Miss Wittstock it was only a matter of time until we saw her with the rest of the Princely family on the balcony of the Palais Princier de Monaco.  Naturally, it was going to happen.  She is after all Prince Albert’s fiancée.

Miss Wittstock basically stole the show on November 19, 2010, starting with that Eva Peronesque suit she wore during the day.  Let’s not sugarcoat this… she looked ridiculous.   Way too over the top.  Her hat looked like a giant satellite dish, while her skirt was way too tight.  Unfortunately, for her, the skirt flattened her rear-end which, as a result, gave her a massive pancake butt.  The gloves, oh no.  Tsk tsk.  Simply wrong on all levels.

After the church service and balcony wave-a-thon the Princely family of Monaco attended a fancy gala concert.  Everyone looked lovely, including Miss Wittstock (wearing an altered Armani Prive beaded ombre gown.)   HSH Prince Albert II , however, looked like a head waiter at some restaurant in Boca Raton, Florida.

All in all it was a lovely day.

To watch two video clips from Monaco’s National Day please click the links:  TF1.fr and You Tube

Source and Photos courtesy of: Nice-MatinZimbio.com by Frederic Nebinger-Pool/Getty Images Europe, and Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.

 

 

2.) HRH Prince William of Wales announces his engagement to Miss Catherine Middleton.

No one is actually that surprised that HRH Prince William of Wales finally asked his college sweetheart, Miss Catherine Middleton, to marry him.  At least, I’m not.

I don’t know what else to say except… congrats to the couple.

The British royal wedding will take place on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey, and if you are thinking about traveling to London for the big day… forget it.  It will be a madhouse. First, all hotels within the city are booked.  Solid.  Second, you would probably enjoy watching the wedding on television then being smashed together with screaming and otherwise smelly people only to have a quick two second glance at the new royal couple.

You can watch the interview with HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton by clicking this link: You Tube

Here is the official photo-op and quick Q&A with the press: You Tube

 

Photo courtesy of Mario Testino/Clarence House Press Office.

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Charlene Wittstock’s Family Spent Christmas in Monaco. Plus More Wedding Information Released

The future Princess of Monaco has been all smiles since the announcement of her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, Prince Albert of Monaco.   And, this week she is even happier.

According to the German magazine, Bild, Miss Wittstock’s family flew in from South Africa to spend Christmas with their daughter and fiancé in the tiny Principality.  Besides her parents attendance, Miss Wittstock’s two brothers, Gareth (who actually moved to Monaco sometime ago) and Sean, were there to celebrated the holidays with their sister.  How long the Wittstock family will be in Monaco is unknown at this time, but I sure hope they have fun.

Meanwhile, more information about the upcoming Princely wedding has been released.   According to the Palais Princier de Monaco:

  1. The wedding will be shot in 3D (why, I have no idea.)
  2. The wedding will be Eco-Friendly éco-compatible including the cars and/or buses that will be used to transport guests.
  3. Revenue, from the networks who bought the rights to air the Princely wedding, will be donated to various foundations in Monaco.
  4. There will be a gala performance at the Monaco Opera.
  5. Lots of booze during the wedding as well pre-wedding gala events.
  6. Fireworks over Monaco (having a fireworks show isn’t exactly Eco-Friendly.  Sounds to me like the Palais Princier de Monaco PR team are freaking confused when it comes down to Environmental issues and crap.  I mean, get it right, people.  Is it or is it not a Eco-Friendly wedding because if it is don’t have a damn fireworks show!)

The magazine, Point de Vue, reports that Miss Wittstock will place her bridal bouquet at the Sainte Dévote church and the state banquet, during pre-wedding events, will be held at the Musée Océanographique.

So there you have it!  You are, once again, up-to-date with information regarding the upcoming Monaco Princely wedding.

Source: www.bild.de  Photos courtesy of DPA via Bild.de andREUTERS/Issei Kato

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Royal Debate: Whose Wedding Will Be More Epic?

Yes, that oh-so-important question is heavily debated in the royal watching community these days… it’s almost like watching CNN’s old show, Crossfire.   People bitching and yelling as to whom will be the more stunning bride and other inane issues. Any way, now the magazines are in on the discussion.

Gala Magazine recently featured Miss Catherine Middleton and Miss Charlene Wittstock on their cover; inside there is commentary as to whom will have a more memorable as well as beautiful wedding.  It seems that the writer has already made up his/her mind:  Miss Catherine Middleton will dominate when it comes to the Battle of the Royal Weddings (actually, Monaco is a Principality so the wedding will be Princely not Royal.)

In the December issue of Elle France, there is also an editorial dedicated to Charlene and Catherine.  The whole side-by-side comparison is seriously lame, but hey this type of debate sells magazines, and again… whatever.

I don’t know.  The discussion as to whom will be the more memorable bride and/or which wedding will be more beautiful is rather silly, in my opinion.  I’m just hoping someone will screw up — hence tripping down the aisle, or forgetting their soon-to-be husbands name, or crying like a baby.  You get the picture.  LOL.

Frankly, neither women are that extraordinary.  No, I don’t mean aesthetically; rather both women wasted their lives following their boyfriends all over hell and gone in the hopes of a marriage proposal.  And they got it.

Neither Charlene or Catherine made the most of their education (or lack thereof in Charlene’s case) or lives as strong independent women.  Frankly, I find that quite sad.  It’s incredibly unfortunate that neither Charlene nor Catherine had a career and/or worked hard prior to their soon-to-be structured lives as Princesses.  It’s too bad they didn’t follow in the intelligent footsteps of say Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands or Crown Princess Masako of Japan, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, or even Princess Letizia of Asturias.  Instead, in my opinion, Catherine and Charlene were weak women… at the beck and call of their then boyfriends now fiances.

Pathetic.

Okay, enough of my rant.  Sorry.

Right.  So there you have it:  Two major upcoming weddings.  One Royal.  One Princely.  Both will be memorable as well as beautiful in their own unique way.

 

Photo scans courtesy of Bystander from Royal Dish.com.  Yes, she gave me permission to use these four scans in my post… so there.   🙂

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