On June 1, 2019 the daughter of Carolina of Monaco goes to marriage with Dimitri Rassam, father of his Balthazar. Waiting for the “yes”, here is a roundup of dream wedding celebrated in the principality. Grace Kelly, of course, opens the way
This is undoubtedly the marriage of the year. It is not a royal wedding, to be precise, but it is as if it were. Monaco woke up enthusiastically on June 1, 2019: Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess Carolina’s second-born daughter and Stefano Casiraghi, has always been a free and rebellious girl. The groom is Dimitri Rassam, son of Carole Bouquet and Jean-Pierre Rassam. The two, in love with ups and downs since 2017, immediately recognized themselves: both children of beautiful and famous mothers, both aware of what it means to grow up without a father and in the spotlight.
Today’s marriage is a civil marriage that, to listen to the Hola magazine, will be held in Palazzo Grimaldi. Probably in the hall of mirrors. An intimate lunch will follow and in the evening a party where only one password is in order: having fun (on the notes of the retro Italian band Alessandro Ristori and The Portofinos). And waiting to see the beautiful 32-year-old, eleventh in the line of succession to the throne of the principality but without any title of princess, all that remains is to withdraw out of the fabulous Monegasque marriages.
One above all: Grace Kelly, a lady of Hollywood and a global icon of style, who got married on 19 April 1956 with Ranieri III of Monaco. In the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in front of 700 guests (the day before it was the religious ceremony). The actress left the New York pier 84 by ship on April 14, with fifty relatives, six damsels, 80 suitcases and many journalists. The dress of the princess, made by Helen Rose (with the help of at least 25 other seamstresses), costume designer of the MGM, the American studio that at the time had the Oscar-winning star under contract, went down in history. Grace and Ranieri will have three children: Caroline, Alberto and Stéphanie.
Carolina of Monaco, 62, now expected to be the mother of the bride, has been married three times. Her first marriage dates back to June 1978, when at the age of 21 she married Phillipe Junot, a financier – a notorious playboy – known to her during her years in Paris. The marriage lasts only two years. The wedding was canceled by the Sacred Rota in 1992. In 1983 Carolina, beautiful as the sun, married the love of life: Stefano Casiraghi. Italian, sports fan, offshore pilot. From this union three children are born: Andrea, Charlotte and Pierre. The destiny will get in the way: Stefano loses his life in October 1990 following an accident at sea. Carolina’s third marriage, celebrated in 1999, on her forty-first birthday, is with Ernst August of Hanover, Prince of Hanover. The daughter of Grace Kelly thus obtains the title of “royal height”. From this union was born Alexandra (the princess was already pregnant on her wedding day). The two have been leading separate lives for years now.
Stèphanie of Monaco also had an eventful married life. The first marriage dates back to July 1, 1995 when he marries his former bodyguard Daniel Ducruet with a civil ceremony. The two already have two sons, Luis and Pauline, born respectively in 1992 and 1994. A flash marriage: the two, in fact, divorced in 1996. In 2003 Stephanie married again: September 12 of that year she married Adans Lopez Peres, a ten-year-old Portuguese circus artist. The divorce will come a year later.
Albert of Monaco married Charlene Wittstock, a former South African swimmer on July 2, 2011 (a few months after William and Kate’s royal British wedding). The civil ceremony had taken place the day before. In the court of Palazzo Grimaldi, in front of 800 guests. She, very tense, only after having pronounced the fateful «oui» broke into a more spontaneous smile. Charlene has always carried the voices of “sad princess”, never confirmed or motivated. The two from 2014 are parents of twins: Jacques, heir to the throne, and Gabriella.
Even the bride Charlotte is already a mother of two children: Raphael, 5, from the comedian Gad Elmaleh. And little Balthazar, 9 months old, who could be baptized – to listen to Hola’s rumors! – on the same day as the parents’ marriage. Grace Kelly’s niece does not dream of a big marriage, like her brothers’. Also according to rumors, she could also make an encore: there is talk of another party – in mid-summer – in Provence, in Saint-Rémy (where Charlotte grew up), or on the island of Pantelleria, on her mother’s estate he, Carole Bouquet.