Skip to comments.Prince Albert of Monaco faces paternity test after wedding (newly weds leave in "green car")
Posted on 07/02/2011 2:17:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The wedding was a glittering affair, the likes of which have not been seen since Prince Rainier III married Hollywood icon Grace Kelly in Monaco more than half a century ago.
....But as the couple took their vows, Prince Alberts colourful past threatened to overshadow the proceedings.
It has now been revealed that, following the couple's civil ceremony, a senior palace official confirmed rumours that Prince Albert is likely to undergo the test after claims that he has fathered a third child.
....Albert already has a six-year-old son, Alexandre, through a former Togolese air hostess, Nicole Coste, and a 19-year-old daughter, Jazmin, with Tamara Rotola, an American estate agent.
Despite the development, none of Alberts illegitimate children will have a claim to the throne under Monaco law, a source said. Even if a third or even a fourth child is confirmed Albert will not have an official heir until Princess Charlene bears him one, he added.
The French magazine, Public, has claimed that Prince Albert fathered two new illegitimate children, saying one is understood to be 18 months old and the son of an Italian woman who is preparing to take her story to the press.
Other publications, including Voici, have suggested that Miss Coste could have had a second baby to the Prince. The 40-year old raised eyebrows on Thursday when she was pictured in Monte Carlo on the eve of the wedding.
But for all the background rumours Monaco still basked in glittering pomp and majesty.
.....Seconds before, they had renounced Satan and proclaimed their Christian faith, while Charlene smiled as the archbishop referred to fidelity and forgiveness.
... the newly-weds left the palace in an low-emission, open-top hybrid Lexus LS 600h L car a nod to the Princes green convictions.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
It’s good to be a Prince.
I saw some of the wedding today. Everybody looked very tense and upset, including the bride and groom.
I hope they didn’t give Charlene the “tea towels are already monogramed” baloney.
What a farce.
Obama would agree, but he went straight from community organizer to King (I don’t count the “present” months he spent in the Illinois Senate).
The story continues...
Yeah the hawt babe really married him for his looks. /s
And if she's infertile?
Tammy Wynette is waiting in the wings!
He looks like Tim Conway in that picture.
Worse yet, she’s fertile but produces only girls?
Then one of his sisters’ male heir takes over, as I’ve heard (there is at least one boy.)
No chance for you or me, in other words. It’s a fix!
How did her kids become such royal screw-ups?
what a mess.
Incredible that this is Princess Grace’s son. What a genetic crap shoot.
Not so sure about that. Some of those nieces and nephews are illigitimate too. And I’m not sure that either sister is married to their fathers.
hmm.. like The Tudors except not quite so overstated.
“It’s good to be da prince!”
The bodice of Grace's magnificent dress was made of antique lace, and a high cummerbund of ivory silk faille encircled the brides slim waist.
The full silk skirt was bell-shaped and the silk tulle veil had two lace lovebirds appliquéd at the back. According to MGM Studios, the bridal ensemble had taken six weeks to create and involved the skills of 35 craftspeople, working under strict conditions to preserve the secrecy of the design. Helen Rose designed both the cathedral and the civil-ceremony wedding dresses.
As was the Monaguesque custom, the civil marriage of Grace and Prince Rainier took place in the Monaco palace throne room on 18 April 1956. The bride was beautiful in a beige lace and dusty rose silk suit with a fitted bodice and skirt that flared into a full hem. A close-fitting hat trimmed with silk flowers, pink silk pumps and white gloves added the final touches.
MGM Studio also gave its star a dozen Helen Rose-designed outfits from High Society the musical comedy that was to be the actresss 11th and final film. She expanded her trousseau to some 40 outfits during a rapid shopping trip to New York. The colour palette included beige, delicate pastels and her favourite hue, yellow.
Grace's daughter Caroline on her wedding day (first husband).
Tudball and Wiggins...happy at last.
MEMO TO SELF: Don't marry a movie star!
They no longer offer him in a can?
Bride and groom....and attendants.
Royalty has been behaving like this since, well, forever. One more thing to be thankful for this July Fourth.
I’m curious about the medals the groom is seen wearing. Did he serve in the armed forces?
Why do the attendants have pancakes on their heads?
Caroline has been married three times. The first marriage was annulled before she married husband no. 2. They had 2 sons and a daughter. He died and a few years later she married husband no. 3, who has the title Prince of Hanover and they have a daughter. Her sons would be legitimate heirs. Not sure about Stephanie, some of her children may have been born in wedlock or not. She may have a son, I pretty sure she has more than one daughter. Too lazy to google.
A great scenario for an Agatha Christie novel, in other words.
Grace Kelly was passed around Hollywood like a canape’,When the Prince got his turn she was well broken in.
Looks like the reports she tried to run may be true. Poor woman.
Grace and attendants in bgrnd.
I have NO idea!
There are rumors in the international media that she had cold feet recently, but was pursuaded to go through with the wedding.
How did they meet anyway? At an YMCA swimming class?
I assume that she didn’t marry him for his hair, his looks or his wonderfully-achieving ancestors, none of which factors seem to exist (I read a story one time that Onassis owned the Monte Carlo casino which was going under — smart businessthing that he was, he knew the saving grace would be to find some Hollywood glamourpuss for the ugly “Prince” Rainer, so here comes Princess Grace - how she decided on that deal is beyond me, but it saved Monaco and more importantly, from Onassis’ perspective, the casino. But, having fathered three or four illegitimate children, the new Princess must at least now know that their son is either not gay or that he is both left- and right-handed.
What a mess that family is. I used to be interested in Grace Kelly and her move to Princess Grace, but it is far from fairy tale. It was not a great love and her son Albert puts on another show. Anyone find it creepy he found a woman somewhat similar in appearance to his mother?
This is what happens when people are caught up in being a Princess. Albert cannot be an easy guy to love and trust and he likes to play obviously, but they need to put on a show and he needs a wife and heir. Royalty is such a joke with Monaco being the perfect example of it.
Caroline had a son/sons, but her husband that fathered them was killed in a boating accident.
In my experience with women, they value power and stature in a much higher regard than looks when it comes to men. It is like that the world round. No need to be so bitter about it. Women actually find it attractive that a man is successful, whether they want to admit it or not and theyd rather not most of the time as common folk would refer to them as whores, which isnt the case really.
I’ll take Prince Albert over the POS we have any day.
Barack Plantagenet the First,
addressing the peasants: that’s us, FRiends!
Check out this video on YouTube:
The attendants are children wearing the Mongasque national costume.
This wedding had way too much hokum for my taste. The outdoor staging in the courtyard instead of a church was untraditional and a faux pas, IMHO.
Compared to the magnificence and inspiration in the traditional Anglican Book of Common Prayer Marriage Service at William and Kate’s wedding, this one did not compare.