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How Monaco's Prince Albert Found Out He Was Having Twins

How Monaco's Prince Albert Found Out He Was Having Twins

Originally posted 10/11/2014 12:55PM

The news that Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene are expecting twins surprised many, especially Prince Albert!

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Princess Charlene of Monaco Is Expecting Twins

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Princess Charlene of Monaco Is Expecting Twins

Originally posted 10/07/2014 11:30AM

Princess Charlene of Monaco confirmed earlier this year that she's pregnant, but left out one small detail. Or actually, two.

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Prince Albert & Princess Charlene Have Date Night in N.Y.C.

Prince Albert & Princess Charlene Have Date Night in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 10/23/2012 10:55AM

Prince Albert of Monaco and his statuesque bride, Princess Charlene, brought a dash of royal glamour to our shores Monday night.

The couple, in New York for the 30th Anniversary Princess Grace Awards Gala hosted by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA and Dom Perignon at Cipriani 42nd Street, mingled with celebs, including Oscar winner Geena Davis and TV personality Paula Zahn.

Albert, whose mother Princess Grace died in a car crash 30 years ago, put his arm around Charlene's waist as they posed for photos, and the pair held hands as they entered the event just after 6:30 p.m.

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Kate Is Pretty in Pink for the Queen | Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Prince William

Kate Is Pretty in Pink for the Queen

Originally posted 05/18/2012 10:00AM

The Duchess of Cambridge was looking good for Her Majesty on Friday.

She joined husband William and his brother Prince Harry for a special lunch at Windsor Castle during which Queen Elizabeth entertained monarchs from 26 countries and most members of her immediate family.

Kate, 30, wore a $2,000 coat dress designed by Emilia Wickstead. Described as a pleated dress with a square neck, it is made of double crepe wool and is from the current collection.

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Princess Charlene: I Was Not a Reluctant Bride

Princess Charlene: I Was Not a Reluctant Bride

Originally posted 11/02/2011 12:05PM

It's the question that continues to shadow Monaco's Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, even four months after their wedding: Was she really going to ditch her groom-to-be after allegations that he cheated right before their wedding?

"Why would he go through all this effort to have this fantastic couple of days, to have our most intimate dearest friends come join us, for us to be reluctant?" the former Olympic swimmer, 33, told Matt Lauer on Wednesday's Today show as her husband, 53, sat next to her. "It sounded a bit delirious."

"So, there was no 'runaway bride'?" pressed Lauer, who also mentioned the rumor that Monaco palace guards followed her to the Nice airport and took away her passport.

"No. Not at all," she said. Her husband explained the origins of such stories by saying, "I think there were ... people that were envious or did not like the fact that we were finally … together and marrying."

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Prince Albert, Princess Charlene Strike Back at Rumors

Prince Albert Strikes Back at Marriage Rumors

Originally posted 07/21/2011 08:00AM

The honeymoon is over – at least for the press.

Dogged by persistent rumors that their early July wedding was not going to take place because of new revelations about the groom's private life – and continuing press speculation concerning the nature of their marriage – Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco addressed representatives of three news outlets on Wednesday evening, only hours after the couple returned from their honeymoon.

"We want to express our outrage about these rumors. It's unbearable," declared Albert, 53, reports Nice-Matin, one of those publications hastily summoned to meet with the newlyweds. The newspaper described the prince as "visibly ... wounded."

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Prince Albert: A Dowry for Bride Charlene?

Prince Albert: A Dowry for Bride Charlene?

Originally posted 07/06/2011 05:30AM

After the fairytale wedding comes the bill.

Amid tight security on Tuesday, honeymooners Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco arrived in Durban, South Africa, where they were greeted by the country's president, Jacob Zuma – who informed Albert he still needed to meet one local custom: a dowry for his South African-raised bride.

"It's a South African tradition that a man pays lobolo for a wife," joked Zuma, invoking the Zulu dowry custom of presenting a negotiated gift of cattle to the bride's family as proof that the bride will never go hungry. "So we expect Prince Albert to pay cows for his bride."

The couple, who married last weekend in a lavish ceremony, spoke briefly with Zuma at an International Olympic Organizing Committee cocktail party they attended after their overnight flight to the KwaZulu-Natal region's King Shaka International Airport.

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Prince Albert & Charlene Wittstock Wed in Religious Ceremony

Prince Albert & Charlene Wittstock Wed in Religious Ceremony

Originally posted 07/02/2011 11:55AM

Charlene Wittstock put fears that she was going to be a runaway bride to rest for good as she wed Prince Albert of Monaco in a religious ceremony on Saturday.

A day after their civil ceremony, the Rhodesian-born Olympian walked down the aisle on the arm of her father in a dazzling off-white silk Duchesse Giorgio Armani Privé dress with a long train and long veil made from off-white silk tulle. The dress was embellished with flowery embroidery, crafted with stones in gold shades, along with Swarovski crystals and mother of pearl teardrops in white and gold hues.

Albert was wearing the cream-colored summer uniform of the palace guards, as well as three medals, including the French Legion of Honor and the Order of the Grimaldi.

As he slipped the ring on his bride's finger, the prince winked and she giggled, looking relaxed. The two exchanged vows in French, which Wittstock studied intensively for a month at the Institut de Francais.

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Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock Are Married

Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock Are Married

Originally posted 07/01/2011 01:10PM

Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock finally put to rest rumors that their wedding was off as they became husband and wife in a civil ceremony at the royal palace on Friday.

Thousands cheered in the palace's plaza as the former Olympic swimmer from South Africa became the Princess of Monaco in a Throne Room ceremony that marks the first day of a two-day affair dubbed the most high-profile event in Monaco since the 1956 wedding of Albert's late parents, Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly.

Images of the prince, 53, dressed in a dark suit, and Wittstock, 33, donning a pale blue suit and diamond earrings, flashed on screens around the palace as they said "oui" to their vows and signed the marriage register.

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Prince Albert & Charlene Wittstock's Wedding Is On – Despite Rumors

Prince Albert & Charlene Wittstock's Wedding Is On – Despite Rumors

Originally posted 06/30/2011 12:00PM

Despite unsettling rumors swirling around Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock, the "other royal wedding," believed to cost upwards of $65 million, is still on for this weekend.

The most glamorous, high-profile event in Monaco since the 1956 wedding of Albert's late parents, Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly, kicks off Thursday night with a major concert by the Eagles free for all residents of the tiny principality.

Albert, 53, and his 33-year-old bride-to-be, a former Olympic swimmer from South Africa, will wed in a small civil ceremony inside the palace Friday and in a larger religious ceremony in the palace courtyard Saturday.

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