The formal royal wedding between Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, complete with a white dress and a 66-foot veil, took place at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco on July 2, 2011. The couple, however, were already legally married before walking down the aisle, united in a civil ceremony the day before. Dressed in coordinated blue suits, they shared their first kiss as a married couple on July 1, and it was memorable, to say the least.
“‘Awkward’ is an understatement,” body language expert Jess Ponce III told The List. “Their lips and eyes are out of harmony, lacking a physical connection. While her eyes are closed, his remain open. At the same time, her lips appear to press against his face. The scene resembles two teenagers sharing their first awkward kiss.” Overall, the pro noted the kiss does not look like the romantic moment it should be for a newly married couple celebrating the moment.
It might have been a bit of foreshadowing for the honeymoon, which the couple spent in separate hotels. After arriving in South Africa, where Princess Charlene’s childhood mostly took place, she stayed at a seaside inn, while he booked a room at a Hilton 10 miles away. The dueling reservations were explained by a Monaco palace official, who shared that Albert was scheduled for important meetings during their honeymoon, and the Hilton was in a better location to help him avoid traffic.
Post source: The List