The wedding between Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and Charlene Wittstock took place in Monaco. On 1 and 2 July 2011. It has been described as Monaco’s “biggest party in 55 years” since the wedding of Albert’s father, Rainier III to Grace Kelly. Prince Albert and Wittstock first met in 2000 at a swimming competition in Monaco in which she was participating. They announced their engagement on 23 June 2010.