Charlene Wittstock, who swam in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, marries Prince Albert II, ruler of Monaco. A civil ceremony took place and afterwards 3500 guests attended lavish celebrations. An elaborate religious ceremony will take place on Saturday in the royal palace by the Mediterranean.
Prince Albert took the throne after his father's passing in 2005. Feeling alone since then, he sought out to find a mate.
Charlene Wittstock had fame after her swim in the Olympics, but her fame has been fading ever since. When she found Prince Albert, she saw an opportunity to reignite her fame and find a fortune. After jealously watching William and Kate's wedding, she thought it to be her time.
Completely disregarding the fact the Prince Albert is old enough to be her father; the 33 year old was prepared to marry the 53 year old lonely ruler.
Spectators believe that this will be a lasting relationship, for the Prince needs some company to fill his palace chambers, and Charlene wants more fame and money.
These more medieval like reasons for marriage make them an exciting couple to watch. Just what Charlene had hoped for?