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Prince Albert of Monaco wedding set for July 2011

Prince Albert of Monaco will tie the knot with his future bride in July 2011.

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This June 23 photo shows Prince Albert of Monaco and South Africa's Charlene Wittstock. The royal palace in Monaco says Prince Albert II will tie the knot with his future bride in July 2011.

Amedeo M Turello/Monaco Palace/AP

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The royal palace in Monaco says Prince Albert II will tie the knot with his future bride in July 2011.

Albert is engaged to Charlene Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer from South Africa.

The palace in the Riviera principality said Thursday that the two have set a date for a religious ceremony: July 9, 2011. A civil ceremony will take place the day earlier.

Alfred met the willowy blonde Wittstock during a 2000 swimming competition in Monaco. His betrothed has iconic shoes to fill, stepping into a role left vacant since the death of much-beloved Princess Grace in a car crash in 1982.

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