Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock The Bride: Charlene Wittstock, a South African swimmer who allegedly tried to flee before the wedding. The Groom: Prince Albert II, the sovereign of Monaco and son of Grace Kelly. He has two illegitimate children from previous relationships. When: July 1, 2011, for the civil ceremony, followed by a religious ceremony on July 2, 2011. Where: Monte Carlo, Monaco.