The Royal Wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and his Olympian fiancée Charlene Wittstock is speculated to be one of the most glamorous occasions of the decade after the wedding of of Prince William and Kate Middleton of Britain.
The July 1st civil ceremony will take place in the Throne Room of the Prince's Palace while the religious wedding will be held in the main courtyard of the palace.
The two-day extravaganza at the grand Italian Renaissance residence will take place before some 3500 seated guests. Apart from this, the citizens of the principality will also be able to witness the occasion live on giant screens set up outside the palace.
The guests list, on the other hand, will feature royals, diplomats and other crème-de-la-crème of the society. This includes names like Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic; designer Karl Lagerfeld; The King and Queen of Sweden, as well as their three children; Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel; Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Philip among others.
Get a glimpse of the royal wedding preparations in the pictures below:
Flags announcing the wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancee Charlene Wittstock are seen at the Monaco Casino square. Reuters.
Prince Albert II of Monaco shakes hands with Archbishop Barsi as he leaves Monaco Cathedral following the traditional Sainte Devote celebration mass in Monaco. Reuters.
The two-day extravaganza at the grand Italian Renaissance residence will take place before some 3500 seated guests. Reuters.
Workers bustle in the main courtyard of Monaco palace where Prince Albert II and his fiancee Charlene Wittstock will wed. Reuters.
Flags announcing the wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancee Charlene Wittstock are seen in front of Monaco casino. Reuters.
A flag announcing the wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancee Charlene Wittstock is seen above the port of Monaco. The city is still rated the world's most expensive Reuters.
Flags which announce the Royal Wedding in Monaco fly on a flag pole in Monte Carlo. Reuters.