Today, April 19, 2017, would have been Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco’s 61st anniversary of their religious wedding ceremony. Their nuptials were, of course, the wedding of the 20th century, and photographs of Kelly still inspire brides today. But despite their iconic union, the royal family of Monacohas had more than a few stunning weddings. Princess Grace’s older daughter, Caroline, showcased quintessential 1970s style at her first wedding to Philippe Junot. When Prince Albert II, then-heir apparent to the Monaco throne, marriednow-Princess Charlene after a whirlwind romance, the world watched captivated. Charlene, who wore a structured Armani Privé custom gown for the occasion, memorably exited the ceremony on Prince Albert’s arm, the couple swathed in a swirl of petals.
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Even more recently, a third generation of Monaco royals have begun to say “I do.” In 2013, Princess Caroline’s son Andrea Casiraghi married Tatiana Santo Domingo in a civil ceremony. She wore a bohemian Missoni frock for the occasion. Caroline’s younger son, Pierre Casiraghi, married Beatrice Borromeo in 2015. The bride donned a series of ensembles—from an Armani Privé Grecian number for the religious ceremony to a blush Valentino gown for the civil ceremony—for her multiple wedding celebrations. Recently, the couple welcomed their first baby. Yet another generation, already in the works.
Above, a look back at royal Monaco weddings over the years.
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