By: Vickie J. Rubinson
Finally, a royal wedding! No not Wills and Kate: Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock. The 52-year-old prince met the 32-year-old former teacher in 2000 and has been dating her publicly since 2006. This is Albert's first marriage--though he has fathered two children out of wedlock--but a palace spokesperson tells the AP, "Honestly, I don't think" Wittstock is pregnant...yet.
Wittstock, also a former Olympic swimmer for South Africa, will be Monaco's first crown princess since Grace Kelly's death in 1982. No date is set, but royal protocol dictates a six-month wait between the engagement announcement and the wedding. Monaco is excited to finally have a "first lady, a princess, a dream beauty, glam" says a French magazine editor. And as for Albert, "He's 50-something. It's time."