Princely couple signed wedding documents with special pen

Monaco's Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene signed their official wedding documents with a specially-created Montblanc fountain pen made of solid white gold. The pen's cap and barrel are engraved with a rhomb-shaped pattern and set with 161 rubies and 128 diamonds, reflecting the colours of the Monegasque state. The 18K gold nib is engraved with a dove, rings and crown. The Montblanc emblem on the top of the cap is made of mother-of-pearl.

Monaco royals attend charity ball

Monaco's ruler, Prince Albert II; his fiancee, Charlene Wittstock (right); and his sister Princess Stephanie (left) attended the 62nd Monaco Red Cross Ball on July 30 in Monte Carlo.

UPDATE: The photo originally published here is no longer available since the Fotoglif service is no longer available, but it was probably this one or something similar.

Monaco royals rock out

Prince Albert II of Monaco; his fiancee, Charlene Wittstock; and his sister Princess Caroline danced during an open-air rock concert in front of the Prince's Palace in Monaco on July 5. ZZ Top and Iggy Pop performed at the concert. (Sorry, the photos that originally accompanied this post have expired.)

Prince Albert poses proudly with nephews

Below, right to left: The Princess of Hanover's son Pierre Casiraghi; Princess Stephanie of Monaco's son, Louis Ducruet; and their uncle, Prince Albert of Monaco, pose with the trophy after their soccer match with Formula One drivers in Monaco on May 11. The match was set up for the benefit of AMADE, a child-advocacy charity. Monaco's Princess Caroline (the Princess of Hanover) is the president of AMADE. (UPDATE: Sorry, the photo originally published with this post has expired.)

Monaco's royals at charity gala

Monaco's Prince Albert and Princess Caroline attended the annual AMADE gala night in Monaco on April 29. Princess Caroline is the president of AMADE Mondial (World Association of Children's Friends). (Sorry, the photo originally published with this post has expired.)