SUPPORT OUR JOURNALISM: Please consider donating to keep our website running and free for all - thank you!

Monaco

Albert and Charlene, 10 years: the royal guests


By get noticed communications - https://www.flickr.com/photos/getnoticed_de/5963394884/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16343192

When Prince Albert married Charlene Wittstock, first in a civil ceremony on 1 July and second in a religious ceremony the following day in 2011, royals from across the world flew into the tiny principality for the festivities. Each reigning European royal family, except Spain, was represented, as were several non-reigning royal families.

Let’s take a look at the royals in the audience on 1 and 2 July 2011:

Belgium:

King Albert and Queen Paola, then-Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire, and Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz all attended on behalf of the Belgian Royal Family.

[getty src=”117976951″ width=”396″ height=”594″] [getty src=”117977560″ width=”375″ height=”594″] [getty src=”117981122″ width=”395″ height=”594″]

Denmark:

Denmark was represented by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, as well as Prince Joachim and Princess Marie.

[getty src=”117962367″ width=”373″ height=”594″] [getty src=”118137409″ width=”403″ height=”594″]

Liechtenstein:

The small country was represented by Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie.

[getty src=”117977840″ width=”380″ height=”594″]

Luxembourg:

The royals representing Luxembourg were Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume.

[getty src=”117977708″ width=”369″ height=”594″]

Monaco:

Naturally, all of the royals from Monaco were in the audience.

[getty src=”117859506″ width=”594″ height=”396″]

Netherlands:

The Dutch Royal Family was represented by then-Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima.

[getty src=”517985138″ width=”594″ height=”396″]

Norway:

The King of Norway was represented by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.

[getty src=”117969223″ width=”396″ height=”594″]

Sweden:

Sweden saw King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, and Princess Madeleine attend.

[getty src=”117965737″ width=”387″ height=”594″] [getty src=”117977018″ width=”395″ height=”594″] [getty src=”118299523″ width=”380″ height=”594″]

United Kingdom:

The Queen sent the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent in her place for the nuptials.

[getty src=”517985178″ width=”594″ height=”396″] [getty src=”117968431″ width=”594″ height=”435″]

Outside of Europe, the King of Lesotho, Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Faisal and Princess Sara of Jordan, Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco, and Princess Sirivannavari of Thailand represented their nations.

[getty src=”117962282″ width=”353″ height=”594″]

The non-reigning royal families in attendance included Iran, Russia, Prussia, Serbia, Naples, Romania, Bavaria, and Hanover.

[getty src=”117972107″ width=”372″ height=”594″] [getty src=”118137478″ width=”365″ height=”594″] [getty src=”118137087″ width=”396″ height=”594″]

There is more about the marriage of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco in our new book, Royal Weddings: A Collection. It contains over 140 features on some of the most famous royal weddings in history and is available as a paperback and an ebook on Amazon.

About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.