Prince Albert and his fiancé Charlene Wittstock
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Monaco's Prince Albert to wed Olympian Charlene Wittstock

Up to 3,500 guests are to attend lavish celebrations in Monaco to mark the wedding of Prince Albert II and South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock.

Friday's civil wedding will be followed a day later by a religious ceremony at the royal palace on the Mediterranean.

Ms Wittstock, 33, who swam in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, will become Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene.

Christian Fraser reports.

  • 01 Jul 2011
  • From the section Europe