Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock have been married in a short civil ceremony.
A former Olympic swimmer for South Africa, 33-year-old Wittstock now has the official title Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene. She wore a dress designed by Giorgio Armani. A crowd of several thousand people outside the palace waved Monegasque and South African flags.
The rather understated civil ceremony is to be followed tomorrow by more extravagant event at Monaco’s royal palace. Before that synth pop musician Jean Michel Jarre will perform a concert, which will be broadcast live on www.euronews.net from 22:00 CET.