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Prince Albert, Charlene Wed in Monaco

Bachelor prince now has his princess
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2011 3:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Another royal wedding, but not a Pippa in sight. Prince Albert II of Monaco wed former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock in predictably lavish style. Today's pomp followed a quiet civil ceremony yesterday. Albert, 53, is 20 years older than his South African bride, and the wedding went off despite some not-so-blissful rumors flying around.

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The wedding dress, as described by AP: "She wore a dress in off-white duchess silk by Giorgio Armani Prive with a dramatic boat-neck collar and a 5.5-yard-long train. With its clean lines, the dress seemed like it was channeling some of the legendary elegance of Charlene's predecessor, the late Princess Grace." (Read more Prince Albert II stories.)

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