IT’S HARD to get as excited about Saturday’s nuptials in Monaco as we were about Will and Kate (who recently showed up looking dewy at Wimbledon). Albert is 20 years older than his bride, Charlene Wittstock, and already has two children by other women. Wittstock, according to some reports, has had trouble learning French (join the club), has been kept on a short leash, and is desperately nervous about fitting in. There has even been a rumor, vigorously denied by the palace, that she recently tried to flee, buying a one-way ticket home to South Africa.
Still, we can enjoy the bittersweet echoes of Albert’s mom (whom Wittstock resembles). Mattel is even bringing out a Grace Kelly bridal Barbie in August.