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Several thousand residents came out for the civil ceremony a day earlier, many of them sporting dark suits or evening gowns and heels despite the scorching temperatures.

One of the attendees, 72-year-old Marie Malghreli, was still glowing from her family’s brush with royalty.

“My husband last night touched the prince’s hand and then the princess touched my husband’s hand _ my husband was touched _ and I was standing next to him and I was jealous,” she said. “She is really pretty, she’s delicious.”

Charlene was wearing a blue, ankle-length ensemble press handlers said was designed by the princess herself.