Down in Monaco

Did you miss the German royal wedding?

August 27, 2011

The heir to the Kaiser of Germany, a Mr. Georg Prince of Prussia, got married today to Miss Sophie Princess of Isenburg. Never heard of them? Join the club. Which shows that you really can set aside your ruling families and things will smooth out in a few generations. Just leave them with some money […]

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Royal wedding perfection for Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco

July 2, 2011

Princess Charlene is no longer in the bridal shadow of Princess Grace. Now a wedding icon in her own right, the embroidered Armani gown showcased her natural elegance. They married “at home” in the Main Courtyard of the Palais Princier. The guests were almost outnumbered by musicians and priests. Every detail of the wedding, from […]

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Monaco royal wedding theme eclairs for Prince Albert and Charlene

July 1, 2011

Paris-based luxury grocer Fauchon has cooked up a special mini-eclair in honor of the Monaco royal wedding. Iced with the design of the coat of arms of the princely Grimaldi family, the eclairs will be served at the reception after the civil wedding on Friday, July 1, for the residents of Monaco. The rest of […]

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When in doubt, wear gray: Charlene Wittstock’s Monaco fashion motto

June 7, 2011

Fashion habits can be tiresome (one of the best things about summer weather is that Kate Middleton/Duchess of Cambridge stopped wearing those black suede boots), but Charlene isn’t boring anyone yet. No doubt the Armani dresses she’ll wear at her civil and religious wedding ceremonies will be WHITE, but for now the future Princess of […]

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Prince Albert of Monaco takes the gold in wedding prep

May 30, 2011

In all these decades of waiting for the right girl, Prince Albert may have been a Secret Wedding Planner. How else to explain the seamless and tasteful wedding preparations in Monaco? I bet the Prince has been jotting down wedding notes over the years. Perhaps there’s something to be said for an Older Groom? Part […]

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Royal weddings — how to tell if you’re in England or Monaco

May 29, 2011

Tea towel = England Silk fan = Monaco

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A ‘Tequila Sunrise’ for the Monaco royal wedding

May 14, 2011

Latest tidbit re the summer nuptials of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock — The Eagles will perform the night before the wedding, in a concert for the people of Monaco. Is that a threat or a promise? It’s a bad idea for so many reasons: 1) ┬áPrince Albert should be trying to minimize […]

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Springtime 1956: Grace Kelly in her role as royal fiancee

April 20, 2011

Who ever played the part better? The Kelly bag not yet part of her wardrobe, the Oscar-winning star sailed the Atlantic to Monaco with her trunks, her poodle, and an entourage. Here she’s about to disembark in Monte Carlo and meet the Monegasques for the first time. Lots of glam Grace cruising pics at Habitually […]

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HSH Prince Albert looks serene with Charlene

April 19, 2011

Meanwhile, in Monaco things are going swimmingly. Prince Albert will marry South African Charlene Wittstock on July 1. The two Olympic athletes met Lord knows how many years ago when Charlene was in a swim meet in Monte Carlo. You think Westminster Abbey’s a great wedding venue?┬áTry outdoors, on the Riviera, in the middle of […]

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