Well-wishers around the globe can join in the celebrations via the internet at this week’s royal wedding between the Principality of Monaco’s Prince Albert and Miss Charlène Wittstock, who are hosting two days of glamorous festivities including an historic live international concert by Jean Michel Jarre from Monaco’s landmark Port Hercules.
Billed as the world’s biggest concert, this high-tech visual extravaganza atop a 650 foot-long stage will be synchronized to Jean Michel Jarre’s music and includes state-of-the-art light and HD video effects featuring lasers and pyrotechnics. The performance will be filmed in HD by 18 cameras for live feeds on Euronews and via Ustream online. Broadcast of the two-hour show begins at approx. 3:00pm EST (USA). To embed the player to a website in advance, follow the instructions found at http://www.ustream.tv/jeanmicheljarre.
On July 2, the royal couple’s religious wedding ceremony, which starts at 11:00am EST will be screened live online at www.palais.mc and will also follow the procession of the newly-weds to the church of Saint Devote (the patron saint of Monaco) where the bride will leave her bouquet, fulfilling a long-held tradition. Information and updates at: www.mariageprinciermonaco2011.com, www.visitmonaco.com/us and http://facebook.com/visitmonaco.
“His Serene Highness Prince Albert’s marriage to Miss Wittstock is a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime occasion. It is a rare privilege for Monaco to shine on the international stage and to celebrate our country’s traditions and rich heritage. As we rejoice in the first wedding of a sovereign in 56 years, we welcome visitors and guests and invite the world to experience firsthand the romance and enchantment of the Principality,” said Maguy Maccario, consul general and director, North America, Monaco Government Tourist Office.
Throughout the festivities, special guests will be tweeting live from the Principality and sharing exclusive details of all the revelry. To join the conversation, follow http://twitter.com/visitmonaco (#monacowedding).
LIVE VIDEO OF THE WEDDING ON JULY 2, 2011 at 11AM EST