Following their civil marriage the previous day Princess Caroline of Monaco and French businessman Phillipe Junot became man and wife in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday (29 June).
Following their civil marriage the previous day Princess Caroline of Monaco and French businessman Phillipe Junot became man and wife in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday (29 June). The brief religious ceremony took place in the privacy of the Royal Palace in Monte Carlo.
SYNOPSIS: The ceremony was performed by Monsignor Barthe, who also baptised Princess Caroline and married her parents, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace.
21 year old Princess Caroline wore a white organdy dress and veil designed for her by Marc Bohan of the Dior fashion house. Monsieur Junot, 38, was dressed in a formal morning suit. In contrast to the blaze of publicity surrounding the marriage of her parents 22 years ago, Princess Caroline's was as private as possible, with only Monte Carlo's own television station allowed inside with their cameras.
Princess Caroline has been dubbed the most beautiful Princess in Europe -- and on Thursday, looking radiantly happy, she certainly lived up to her reputation.
After a blessing and good wishes from Monsignor Barthe the couple paid their respects to Princess Caroline's parents -- and then prepared to face the cheering crowds waiting to greet them outside the palace.
They walked through the narrow streets of Old Monte Carlo to the applause of thousands of people. This was their only public appearance and all the proceedings went like clockwork -- except for one surprise. An uninvited guest swooped over the palace in a red hang glider in defiance of Prince Rainier's ban on any flights over Monaco.
It took four young strong chefs to carry this huge tiered wedding cake into position for the high-spot of the wedding festivities.
But the Princess and her husband made light work of cutting the first slice. Best kept of secret surrounding the wedding was where the couple will spend their honeymoon. Most bats were on a Mediterranean cruise on the yacht given as a wedding present by Princess Caroline's parents.