The wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancee Charlene Wittstock will take place on July 1. The couple will get married in a civil ceremony on July 1, followed by a religious ceremony the next day.

Like the wedding of Prince William and Kate, their wedding will also receive extensive media coverage and many diplomats and royal families have been invited for the official ceremony. Following the wedding on July 1, a large concert has been arranged on the Port with musician and composer, Jean-Michel Jarre. The religious ceremony will, however, take place on July 2 in the Main Courtyard of the Prince's Palace.

See below for photos for preparations for the royal wedding.