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Sunday 4 October 2015

Giorgio Armani designing royal gown

Published 18/01/2011

Giorgio Armani is to design the dress Charlene Wittstock will wear when she marries Monaco's Prince Albert II.

The 52-year-old royal announced his engagement to the 32-year-old South African former swimmer last June. They will marry in two ceremonies on July 2 and 3 so they can go to the International Olympic Committee meeting in Durban, South Africa, which is due to take place between July 5 and 9.

Giorgio has now confirmed he will create her wedding gown, announcing he had been chosen after showcasing his latest men’s line in Milan at the weekend.

“Yes, I want to declare, I will make the wedding dress,” he said.

The designer is known to be good friends with Charlene, who is a regular at his catwalk shows. She has also opted for his creations at many events in the past, such as to Monaco's Rose Ball Gala last year.

Giorgio refused to give any details about the gown, so it will be a complete surprise when the big day arrives.

It is thought a civil ceremony in the Throne Room of Monaco's Pink Palace will take place on July 2, with a religious ceremony being held the following day.

This will be the first marriage for Prince Albert, who is the son of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly. It will be the first time since 1956 – when Rainier and Grace wed – that a ruling prince has been married.

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