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Prince Albert To Marry In Monte Carlo

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Jul. 1 2011, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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By Cliff Renfrew - Reporter

Those royal weddings just keep coming!

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

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.

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.

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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.”

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


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