Today, the official news agency of the royal house of Monaco announced that ruler Prince Albert II is engaged to Charlene Wittstock. Both members of the couple are athletes that have competed in the Olympics. The very wealthy country is certain to be preparing a huge celebration, though the official wedding date is not yet set.
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The relationship of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock
Son of Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III, Prince Albert has reigned as Monaco's ruler since 2005. During a high-level swimming competition, Prince Albert II met Charlene Wittstock. A schoolteacher also as Olympic swimmer, Charlene Wittstock has lived in Monaco since 2006. No official date for the wedding has been set, though tradition requires a waiting period of at least six months.
The spectacle of a royal wedding
The last time Monaco saw a royal wedding was in 1956. If Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock have children, they'll become the heirs to the throne. Prince Albert has admitted paternity of two children, though both are illegitimate. Monaco’s ruling body has re-affirmed within the last few years that illegitimate children aren't in any way eligible for royalty status.
Monaco’s big party
Monaco is an independent city-state in Europe. France is responsible for the defense of the small country. The entire country has only 30,000 residents. Wealthy individuals tend to move to Monaco, given the fact there is no income tax. The country’s GDP is about $ 6.5 billion. In short, that means that the royal wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock is sure to be an expensive, elaborate affair. Royal weddings are all about spectacle – and also the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton and the recent marriage in Sweden have proven that royal weddings are expensive weddings.