A ROYAL WEDDING will take place today when Grace Kelly’s grandson, Louis Ducruet, will marry his long-term partner Marie Chevallier. But can you watch the royal wedding? Here is all we know so far.
On Saturday, July 27 Louis Ducruet, 26, will marry his girlfriend Marie Chevallier at a lavish ceremony at Monaco’s cathedral. The pair met at university in the United States but now live in Monaco. Louis is the nephew of Prince Albert II of Monaco and is 15th in line to Monaco’s throne.
He proposed to Marie in February 2018 in Vietnam, where his bride-to-be is from.
The couple describes themselves as parents to their dog, a German shepherd who is called Pancake.
According to People, the couple wed on Friday, July 26, in a private civil ceremony in the salons of the Prince’s Palace.
The couple will, however, have a larger religious ceremony on Saturday and a mostly private reception later that evening.
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This wedding looks to be a private affair, so it seems unlikely that it will be live-streamed or shown on television.
The couple will wed at Monaco’s Cathedral, the Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate, also known as Saint Nicholas Cathedral.
Speaking to Hello Monaco, Louis told of how his wedding to Marie will be private.
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He said: “The reception will be held just for friends and family. And, of course, some Monegasque authorities will be there as well.”
The couple chose Monaco’s cathedral because of the links to Louis’s family.
His grandmother and grandfather, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III were married in the historic building.
Louis explained his choice of wedding venue: “I didn’t manage to meet my grandmother, but I was really attached to my grandfather.
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“And I wanted him to be here with me.
“At some point, he will be with me during the wedding ceremony at the cathedral.
“That’s why we chose it, and Marie supported me in this decision, even though the place is big and there’s a protocol, but that’s the only way for my grandfather to be with us.”
Despite the privacy, the royal court will likely share at least one official portrait from the ceremony, as they have done with previous royal weddings.