Charlene Wittstock succeeds Hollywood beauty Grace Kelly, who wed Albert's father Prince Rainier III in 1956 and died in a car accident nearly three decades ago.
Prince Albert's wedding has Monaco residents hoping the glamorous nuptials and festivities will restore some of the shine the city lost during the global financial crisis.
An antigovernment protester waves a Bahraini flag during a rally in Manama.
Prince Albert of Monaco will tie the knot with his future bride in July 2011.
UNITED KINGDOM AND 15 COMMONWEALTHS: Queen Elizabeth II has reigned since 1952, when her father died. She has four children and eight grandchildren. The heir apparent is her son Charles, Prince of Wales. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are seen at the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament in Westminster in London on May 25.
Charlene Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer from South Africa, will marry Monaco's Prince Albert in the summer of 2011.
Prince Albert of Monaco is engaged to former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittsock of South Africa.