06/23/2010 // Monaco // TiffNews10 // News Desk
France – Prince Albert II is set to marry his longtime girlfriend, former South Africa Olympic swimmer, Charlene Wittstock. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the palace released a statement announcing the engagement on Wednesday, but did not specify when the wedding would take place. Wittstock will reportedly become the first crown princess for Monaco since the death of Grace Kelly in 1982.
Colombe Pringle, executive editor of the French celebrity magazine “Point de Vue” is quoted by the AP as stating of the news about the engagement, “It’s been 30 years since Grace died, 30 years they’ve been waiting for a first lady, a princess, a dream beauty, glam. And voila!”
Albert took the reign as the ruler of the Principality of Monaco in 2005, following the death of his father, Rainier III.
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