Princess Charlene’s third crystal-embellished wedding dress may have been her most striking






Nicholas Murphy




Princess Charlene of MonacoThe iconic blue suit and off-the-shoulder dress are two very memorable outfits of her royal wedding with Prince Albertbut you may not have realized that she was wearing a third gorgeous outfit.


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After their religious ceremony in 2011, Princess Charlene changed her Armani wedding dress to a white crystal-embellished maxi dress. The images show the royal preparing to cut her towering red currant and vanilla cake – made up of 50 kilos of berries and 2,000 edible flowers – rocking a sleeveless dress with a sheer neckline and a ruffled skirt.


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Charlene’s hair was left in her sleek bun finished with a sparkly accessory, and she added a white clutch. Her husband also changed his all-cream outfit in the evening, opting for black trousers and a cream waistcoat.


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The former Olympic swimmer stunned in a sparkling dress at their evening reception


Earlier today, the 44-year-old was a beautiful bride in an off-the-shoulder Armani Privé silk gown, which took 2,500 hours of work by three seamstresses and featured 40,000 Swarovski crystals and 20,000 mother-of-pearl tears, according to for vogue.


Charlene and Albert tied the knot in a Roman Catholic ceremony on July 2 attended by celebrities and various heads of state, including Prince Albert’s nephew Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice, Prince Edward and Countess Sophie , and model Naomi Campbell.



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Princess Charlene opted for an Armani Privé silk dress for their religious ceremony


The celebration marked the second day of celebrations for the couple, who were legally married in a civil ceremony on July 1 in the throne room of the Prince’s Palace. For the intimate moment with close family and friends, Charlene chose an unconventional outfit which included a pale blue strapless top, palazzo pants and a lace-trimmed single-breasted jacket, which she later removed during the concert of Jean Michel Jarre that evening.



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The royal’s unconventional blue suit during their civil ceremony


Created in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, the former Olympic swimmer told vogue“We wanted something to match the color of my eyes. It’s my creation and I’m proud of it. It’s feminine and traditional while having a little touch that reflects my personal style. opt for pants instead of a skirt, especially since I’m an athlete and have always kept my clothes clean and simple.”


Prince Albert described his wedding celebrations to his wife Charlene as a “wonderful journey” at a sparkling gala reception held at the Opera Garnier in Monte Carlo. The groom praised his bride saying: “[Marrying you] was the best decision I’ve ever made.”


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