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.
Famous as a tax haven for the rich, Monaco is a constitutional monarchy. Prince Albert serves as head of state. The tiny nation-state sits on the Mediterranean and is surrounded by France.