Charlene Wittstock, 33, and her fiancé, Prince Albert, 53, have accepted an invitation to attend their April 29 nuptials at London’s Westminster Abbey, almost two months before the South African’s own wedding to Albert in Monaco on July 2.
And there’s a family connection: Thirty years before, Albert’s parents, American-born actress-turned-Princess Grace Kelly and her husband, Prince Rainier, attended the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Unfortunately, William and Kate will not be able to attend Albert’s Monaco nuptials as they will be on their first joint overseas tour – to Canada – at the time.
Albert and Charlene will join 1,900 other invited guests at the ceremony.
William and Kate have invited members of the public including neighbors such as the grocers who live close to the Middleton family home, as well as old friends. There will also be senior royals from around the world and celebrities, such as Elton John and David and Victoria Beckham.