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Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo's wedding date confirmed

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After months of speculation surrounding Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo's wedding date, it has now been confirmed that the couple will tie the knot in the summer. Pierre and Beatrice will have multiple celebrations, starting with a civil service at the end of July in the groom's native Monaco.

The couple will then gather their friends and family for a bigger religious wedding on Lake Maggiore, on Saturday 1 August.

The announcement was made exclusively to HELLO! Online's sister publication HOLA! on Tuesday.

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Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi will have two wedding celebrations in the summer

In keeping with royal tradition, the Grimaldi palace will open its doors for the first ceremony.

Members of the Monegasque royal family are expected to turn out in full force, including Pierre's mum Princess Caroline of Monaco and her brother Prince Albert. Pierre's siblings Andrea and Charlotte are also expected to be present, with their respective partners Tatiana Santo Domingo and Gad Elmaleh.

The second celebration will be held closer to the bride's home of Italy on the Lake Maggiore, where Beatrice's family own the Borromean islands.

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The second wedding service will be held on the Lake Maggiore, where Beatrice's family own the Borromean islands

Pierre, 27, and Beatrice, 29, met while studying at university in Milan in 2008. The young sweethearts were originally said to be marrying on 20 April, after Pierre popped the question with a pink diamond ring.

The stunning Beatrice, who is a well-known journalist and TV presenter, has recently spoken about wanting to start a family.

"I'd love if Pierre became the father of my children," Beatrice told Vanity Fair Italy. "He would be so good and I think together we could create a very stable family. But we haven't reached that point yet. At the moment we are both happy. But one day I would like the responsibility of a family."

The statuesque beauty is a regular at royal fixtures, and has accompanied her fiancé Pierre to events such as the annual Monaco Rose Ball and the wedding of Prince Félix of Luxembourg to Claire Lademacher.

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