We interrupt our regularly scheduled program…
With Prince William and Kate’s wedding just weeks away, There are a few other royals who are
quietly getting married.
Zara Phillips, 29, announced her engagement to rugby player Mike Tindall in December 2010 and they are scheduled to walk down the aisle in July 30th in Scotland,the same year as Prince William. According to reports, Phillips’ wedding will be more low-key (as she leads a very private life) then her cousin. It will be a private ceremony Tindal and Phillips first met through her cousin Prince Harry in 2003. She does not bare the title of Princess. However Zara is still a member of the royal family, as her mother is Princess Anne, Prince Williams’ paternal aunt .
Prince Albert, 52, of Monaco has finally decide after years of enjoying his bachelorhood to settle down. His fiancée is former South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock. The couple had been together, since at least 2006. Their wedding ceremony is schedule for July 2, 2011 with a religious ceremony to take place the following day. This wedding is very important to the people of Monaco.
It is a long and complicated story, but the Prince has at least two illegitimate children, one with a woman from California and the other from a former flight attendant from Tonga. The government has long been concerned that Prince Albert will not produce a legitimate heir to the throne. Under a new law passed in 2002, the throne would pass on to his siblings and their descendents. Hopefully his new marriage will produce an heir.
Prince Rashid bin El Hassan 30, is a member of the Jordanian royal family. During the summer of 2010 he became engaged to Zenia Shaban and athlete also from Jordan, the date of their wedding has not been announced, however its been rumored to happen sometime this year. It is interesting to note that Prince Rashid is the son of Prince Hassan. Prince Hassan is the brother to the late King Hussein, prior to the King’s death in 1999, Prince Hassan was the next in line to the throne. However King Hussein changed he order of succession to his oldest son Abdullah, the current King of Jordan.
Prince Georg of Prussia, 34, is also marrying his summer. He is the head of the House of Hohenzollern, which has a long history. He announced his engagement to Princess Sophie of Isenburg earlier this year. Their wedding is scheduled to take place this summer, on August 27th, in Potsdam Germany. The date also coincides with the 950th celebration of the house of Hohenzollern.