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There were reports that their wedding cake might not be as extravagant as Prince Rainer’s when he married Grace Kelly.
But it appears that Prince Albert of Monaco and his new bride Princess Charlene definitely pulled out all of the stops by ensuring their cake came out tops.
The five tier cake was truly exceptional and dwarfed the couple as they stood next to it and prepared to cut a much smaller version for their guests.
Always keen to pay homage to her roots Princess Charlene ensured the cake was also decorated with Proteas, South Africa’s national flower.
Giorgio Armani Privé wedding dress with a flowing line, in off-white silk duchesse, with a long train. Crossover detail on the front and back forming a second “à l’andrienne” train. Ramage embroidery depicting flowers, crafted with stones in gold shades, and Swarovski crystals and mother of pearl teardrops in white and gold hues, embellish the front of the dress, the trim and the central main section of the train.
Long veil made from off-white silk tulle, with front tier and subtle embroidery. Anchoring the veil was not a tiara, but a diamond hair ornament that is 19th century piece inherited from Princess Charlotte (grandmother to Albert, Caroline, and Stephanie) on loan from Princess Caroline.
2,500 hours of work
40,000 Swarovski crystals
20,000 mother of pearl teardrops
30,000 stones in gold shades
3,000 kilometres of travel for fittings in Montecarlo
700 hours of work for the embroidery
“kilometres” of embroidery thread coated in platinum
50 meters of silk duchesse
80 meters of silk organza for the veil:
20 meters of silk tulle,
100 hours of work for the embroidery