Monaco celebrates royal wedding with concert, fireworks

MONACO - JULY 01: (L-R) Jean Michel Jarre, Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco appear onstage during the Jean Michel Jarre concert celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco to Princess Charlene of Monaco at the Port of Monaco on July 1, 2011 in Monaco. The civil ceremony took place in the Throne Room of the Prince's Palace of Monaco, followed by a religious ceremony to be conducted in the main courtyard of the Palace on July 2. With her marriage to the head of state of Principality of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock has become Princess consort of Monaco and gains the title, Princess Charlene of Monaco. Celebrations including concerts and firework displays are being held across several days, attended by a guest list of global celebrities and heads of state. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Pascal Le Segretain

From left, Jean Michel Jarre, Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco appear onstage during a concert celebrating the royal couple's wedding at the Port of Monaco on July 1, 2011.
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(CBS/AP) A concert, a laser light show and a fireworks display dazzled Monaco following the wedding of Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock.

After the civil ceremony that transformed the South African Olympic swimmer into Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene, the couple joined their subjects on the palace square for a cocktail. Monaco's mayor presented the newlyweds with two gifts from the people of Monaco, a painting by Russia's Wassily Kandinsky and a bronze by French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. Then, the Monegasque people were treated to a sound and light show by French electro-pop star Jean Michel Jarre and a stunning fireworks show.

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The newlyweds came on stage during the evening and both addressed the crowd.

Hello magazine reports that Albert spoke to the audience in French and English, saying, "We're really happy to share this moment with you, from me and Charlene, thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

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Charlene, wearing a strapless blue gown and a statement necklance, reportedly thanked everyone in four languages - Afrikaans, Zulu, French and English.

"Siyabonga, baie dankie, merci, thank you for all your love and support. I will cherish this moment forever," she said, according to the magazine.

She then added, to huge cheers, "Viva Monaco."

Albert and Charlene will marry again in a larger, religious ceremony on Saturday.

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