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The Catholic ceremony will also take place in the palace, and is to be followed by a gala dinner by three-time triple-starred Michelin chef Alain Ducasse. Besides the Champagne and the South African wines, everything served at the sumptuous buffet is being sourced in a 10-kilometer (6-mile) radius from Monaco, Ducasse told The Associated Press in an interview.

The festivities kicked off late Thursday with a free concert by the legendary Los Angeles band The Eagles.

Albert and Wittstock attended the show, he in a dark suit, she wearing a strapless black pantsuit _ a rock-and-roll sartorial choice for someone poised to become princess in under 24 hours.