Prince Albert To Marry In Monte Carlo

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By Cliff RenfrewRadar Reporter

Those royal weddings just keep coming!

Controversial Prince Albert of Monaco is set to marry his girlfriend Charlene Wittstock.

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The couple will wed in a 40 minute civil ceremony at the Royal Palace Friday before having a more public Catholic church service in Monte Carlo on Saturday in celebrations that are costing an estimated $90 million.

The couple will exchange vows before a star-studded guest list which will include Naomi Campbell, Karl Lagerfield, Roger Moore and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Albert, 53, who is the son of Hollywood screen legend Grace Kelly, will wed Wittstock, 33, amid a back-drop of scandals swirling around the couple.

Albert and his bride-to-be attended a free public concert by The Eagles Thursday night at the Louis II stadium amid rumors in the French press that Charlene had been getting cold feet.

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Stories surfaced that South African born Wittstock, the daughter of a photocopier salesman, wanted to return home after she discovered that Albert could have fathered a THIRD love child.

The Prince has two love children a son, Alexandre, by former air hostess Nicole Coste from Togo and a 19-year-old daughter Jazmin, whose mother is Tamara Rotolo an American real estate agent.

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A Paris news magazine even claimed that bride-to-be Wittstock had her passport seized to stop her leaving the country after she tried to catch a flight at Nice Airport but these claims were denied by the Prince’s lawyer Thierry Lacoste.

He said: “There is no child, it’s a totally false rumor and absolutely without foundation and Charlene did not go to the airport.”

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Neither of Albert’s two acknowledged children is expected to take part in either ceremonies.

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