Monaco royal weddings: Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene

When the royal announcement came that Princess Caroline's son Andrea Casiraghi would marry his long-term partner Tatiana Santo Domingo on 31 August, the Monegasque nation rejoiced.

With only a week to go, the final preparations are being made and the world will soon find out if Andrea and Tatiana will wed inside the Palace, in front of hundreds of guests, or whether they will marry in an intimate ceremony before close friends and family.

HELLO! Online takes a look back at the extravagant wedding celebrations of Princess Charlene to Prince Albert II that started with a civil service, as is customary in Monaco, followed by a lavish religious ceremony the next day on 2 July 2011.