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Originally posted 10/25/2013 06:30PM
Stand-up comic and film actor Gad Elmaleh is not only considered the funniest person in France, but he's also dating Monaco's Charlotte Casiraghi, the stunning royal granddaughter of the late Princess Grace Kelly. And Casiraghi is expecting their first child together later this year.
Virtually unknown in the U.S., Elmaleh, 42, was actually in Woody Allen's Oscar-winning Midnight in Paris, as the misguided Détective Tisserant.
Starting Friday, American audiences will have the opportunity to see him again, this time in his starring role in the financial thriller Capital, opposite Gabriel Byrne and directed by Oscar-winning French director Costa-Gavras.
Here are five things to know about the Moroccan-born celebrity, who recently sat down with PEOPLE.
Originally posted 09/02/2013 02:55PM
When Monaco royal Andrea Casiraghi married heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo on Saturday, their wedding was unlike any other royal nuptials – the boho bride wore a simple garland of flowers in her tousled hair, instead of a crown.
New York-born Santo Domingo, 29, who has a 5-month-old son, Sacha, with the second-in-line to the throne, wore a full-length Missoni gown with three-quarter-length sleeves and opted for flat silver sandals instead of heels for the late-morning ceremony in the grounds of the Prince's Palace, Hello! magazine reports.
Originally posted 08/06/2013 07:45AM
Add another royal event to your calendar: Monaco's Andrea Casiraghi, the son of Princess Caroline and grandson of the late Princess Grace, will marry fiancé Tatiana Santo Domingo later this month, sources confirm.
"The wedding will occur on Aug. 31," a spokesperson for Monaco's Pink Palace tells PEOPLE. "It will be a private ceremony."
The couple, who have dated for seven years and have a son, Sacha, born last March, were schoolmates together at Paris's Lycée Fontainebleau.
They were introduced by Casiraghi's sister Charlotte and have been engaged since July 2012.
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.
Originally posted 05/24/2012 10:10AM
Joshua Jackson helped Prince Albert and former President Bill Clinton raise more than $750,000 for their respective foundations Wednesday night at the first-ever "Nights in Monaco" benefit dinner in Monte Carlo.
Benefit officials said the Fringe star, 33, accompanied by his longtime love, Diane Kruger, won a necklace by designer Carla Amorim with a bid of $45,000. The "Boreal" necklace is made with 11.7 carats of white diamonds set in 18k rose gold.
Jackson was reportedly overheard saying it was an engagement present for her. Sources close to the couple, however, say engagement buzz is not true.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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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