(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)She's from a middle class family. He's a prince. Their royal wedding has inspired tabloid gossip, fashion designers and mountains of memorabilia. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock are not exactly Kate and Will, but they are the next big royal bride and groom.
Dubbed "the other royal wedding," the couple's three-day affair in Monaco beginning July 1st, is expected to fill the void left after April's wedding of the century. Reportedly budgeted around 4 million euros (or $5.6 million dollars), it's a huge event but still a fraction of the $30 million estimated price-tag of Will and Kate's big day. But the royal touches are no less garish. A palace wedding with two ceremonies and a processional, a performance by The Eagles, a meal prepared by Alain Ducasse, a sound and light show and fireworks will ring in union between Monaco's prince and his new princess.
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