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Monaco is rocking this summer, there is even going to be a royal wedding. While the bachelor isn’t as ripe with youth as Prince William, it’s nonetheless a wedding. With fireworks shows, concerts, parties, cocktail buffets and all the fixings planned, why not head to Monaco for another round of Royal Wedding extravaganza?[middle_ad kw=”Monaco”]

Royal wedding

Grace Kelly's wedding day

The whole world watched when Grace Kelly was married, will it be the same when Prince Albert II ties the knot this summer with South African Olympic swimmer Charène Wittstock? Alongside the ceremony are exhibitions, parties and dozens of special events all the more adding to lure of booking flights to Monte Carlo for the summer. The civic wedding will take place on July 1st in the Throne Room of the Prince’s Palace. Later that evening a huge concert will be held at the port. On July 2nd, the religious wedding will be held in the palace’s Main Courtyard and will be attended by more than 3,500 guests.

Parties

Monaco by night

As soon as anyone says ‘wedding’ we think of parties, dancing and drinking. Monte Carlo and all of Monaco will be no exception. Right after the civil ceremony on July 1st, the public will be treated to a cocktail buffet, at least according to the palace’s website.  Following the couple’s official salute from the balcony of the Salon des Glaces, the city will explode in fireworks, free concerts and parties, mostly taking place at the port. A sound and light show will be given compliments of Jean-Michel Jarre.

Exhibitions

Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo

As part of the celebrations, the Grimaldi Forum will exhibit four centuries worth of art which celebrates Europe’s great monarchies, The Magnificence and Grandeur of Royal Houses in Europe. The exhibition will be open from July 11th to September 11th, 2011. Visitors will be introduced to twenty of Europe’s famous courts, from the kings of Saxony, Prussia and Bavaria to the queens of the Netherlands and of course the Royals of Monaco as well. 700 pieces of art, sculpture, furniture, costume, silver, gold and jewellery will be on display.

Heading to Monaco to celebrate the royal nuptials?

Imgs: ChrisYinker, lilpaisley, bmarco, slynkycat / Flickr cc.

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