Prince Albert, Wittstock set wedding date

July 22, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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MONACO, July 22 (UPI) -- Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock have set their wedding date, the Palace of Monaco announced Thursday.

A religious ceremony is to be celebrated July 9, 2011, while the civil wedding is to take place the day before at the palace.

The couple announced their engagement last month.

Wittstock is a 32-year-old South African former youth worker and Olympic swimmer.

The prince, 52, is the son of the late Prince Rainier III, Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi, and the late Princess Grace, a one-time Hollywood screen icon. He also is a former Olympic bobsledder.

Prince Albert II succeeded his father, Prince Rainier III, as ruler of Monaco July 12, 2005.

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