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A new princess wears something blue to wed

A new princess -- the Princess of Monaco -- has taken a royal title in style.And in blue. Charlene Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer from South Africa, wed Prince Albert II in a civil ceremony Friday morning. The bride succeeded Princess Grace not in white, but in a turquoise gown and jacket by Chanel. Why so demure? Likely because on Saturday, the bride will get decked out for a religious cer
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco greet people on the balcony after their civil wedding at the Prince's Palace on July 1.
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco greet people on the balcony after their civil wedding at the Prince's Palace on July 1.AFP - Getty Images
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco at the Prince's Palace after their civil wedding on July 1.Valery Hache / AFP - Getty Images

A new princess -- the Princess of Monaco -- has taken a royal title in style.

And in blue. 

Charlene Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer from South Africa, wed Prince Albert II in a civil ceremony Friday morning. The bride succeeded Princess Grace not in white, but in a turquoise gown and jacket by Chanel. 

Why so demure? Likely because on Saturday, the bride will get decked out for a religious ceremony and gala dinner with a star-studded guest list that includes designers Roberto Cavalli and Giorgio Armani, as well as supermodel Naomi Campbell. 

Princess Charlene's new sister-in-law, Princess Caroline (pictured below, along with her sister, Princess Stephanie), chose the same hue, but hey -- when the bride wears blue, that's a chance she's taking. 

Check out a slideshow of the wedding festivities!

Princess Caroline of Hanover (in the hat) and her daughter Alexandra of Hanover (L), Princess Stephanie of Monaco (R) and her daughter Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb pose on the balcony after the wedding.Valery Hache / AFP - Getty Images

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