On 1 July 2011, South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock married Prince Albert II of Monaco, the only son of Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco and her husband Prince Rainier II in a civil ceremony inside the Prince Palace's Throne Room.
Charlene Wittstock wore a chiffon aquamarine jumpsuit and matching jacket which she co-created with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.
On 2 July 2011, Princess Charlene and Prince Albert were married in a Roman-Catholic ceremony in the courtyard of the Palace.
The wedding dress worn by Princess Charlene of Monaco is an off-shoulder floor length gown made of duchess silk satin, designed by Giorgio Armani(whose birth date was also in July).
The Armani Privé silk dress took three seamstresses 2,500 hours to make and featured a five-meter-long train adorned with 40,000 Swarovski crystals and 20,000 mother-of-pearl teardrops.
“Charlene, thank you for putting up with my inconsistencies and idiosyncrasies. You are a wonderful woman. Marrying you is the best decision I’ve ever taken. I’m happy to share my life with you.”
Princess Charlene accessorized her wedding gown with a diamond floral headpiece, and her wedding bouquet was composed of white freesia, white dendrobium orchids combined with pittosporum foliage, and designed in a shower style evoking memories of Princess Grace's wedding bouquet.