Weddings announced, surprise, runaway bride frustrated and links. It was also the year chosen by the royalty : William of England, Prince Albert of Monaco, King of Bhutan and the Duchess of Alba voted "yes"
The year is taking with it several of the most eligible bachelors, including three of "blue blood". The first to leave the "club" was the Prince William of England. On April 29, at 28 years, the second in line of succession to the Crown and the commoner Katherine Middleton voted "yes" compared to 1,900 guests, who distinguished between the footballerand Victoria Adams, singer Elton John, Premier and former Conservative prime ministers, and Margaret Thatcher.
Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock:
Another decided to put aside stale affair and was Albert of Monaco, who at age 53 ended a long bachelorhood by marrying the former South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock, 20 years his junior. After the ceremony, the newlyweds exchanged a kiss so stealthy that increased speculation about who had little desire to marry the bride.
In addition, days before the lavish wedding, a newspaper published an insidious version that had wanted to leave Charlene sorry the Principality after learning that Albert was the father of another son secret. The anger mounted in South Africa would have to find that her fiancé would be the father of two illegitimate children, one of which would have the same years that the relationship between them.
Even the honeymoon in South Africa, both were found separately, each staying in different hotels. The explanations of the new husband on this eccentricity-claimed "practical reasons”, as the trip coincided with a meeting of the International Olympic Committee, which is part, did not help dispel doubts about the authenticity of their relationship.
The Prince of Bhutan, Jetsun Pema:
Another blue-blood heir who abandoned celibacy this year was the King of Bhutan , a country located between India and China, whom his subjects called the "prince of the Himalayas" and make sure that bears a resemblance to another king, in this case of rock, Elvis Presley. Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wang Chuck met his now wife, Jetsun Pema, when she was only seven years since they attended the same school.
The small country on which queen has the distinction of being the first to measure the GDP according to the degree of happiness of his subjects. According to a study from the University of Leicester (UK), despite its precarious financial situation, the Bhutanese were in 2008 the eighth happiest country in the world. The monarchy has been characterized by trying to keep their subjects isolated from the world: the income foreign visitors recently were authorized from 1970 and tourism maintenance highly restricted.
and Mike Tindall:
The real links not end there. On July 30, Zara Phillips, granddaughter ofand 13th in line to the throne, married the rugby star Mike Tindall English. Although it was the second royal wedding of the year in Britain and neither had neither the glamor nor the emotionality of Prince William. But that was irrelevant to the hundreds of onlookers who came to Scotland and camped overnight for a place first row. However, two months after the wedding, the bride's happiness should be gone when, during one of the outputs of your husband with the rugby team was photographed fondling a blonde in a bar in New Zealand.
The Duchess of Alba and Alfonso Cayetana Diez Carabantes:
Who said there is no age for love? On October 5, at 85 years, the Duchess of Alba Cayetana owns one of the greatest fortunes in Spain and one of the people with more titles of nobility in the world, was married in third wife, Alfonso Diez Carabantes, a civil servant 25 years her junior.
The marriage sparked controversy as the children of the duchess claimed that they give away the inheritance from his mother - whose net worth is estimated between 850 million and 5 billion dollars - because they feared that the groom was a "gold digger." Doña Cayetana agreed. Love is first.
Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell:
The music world also closes a 2011 with several weddings under his belt. At 69 years, former Beatle Paul McCartney returned to try their luck in love and on October 9, he married his third wife, Nancy Shevell, 51, whom he met shortly after his scandalous separation of the former model Heather Mills.
Luisana Lopilato and Michael Bublé:
Another singer who decided to give the other was Canadian Michael Bublé, who at age 35 married to actress Luisana Lopilato Argentina. “Everyone told me that nothing changed with marriage and it was just a piece of paper. But I love her more, "said the artist. The celebration was bi, first in Argentina, with a stunning conclusion at a ranch located in Cañuelas, province of Buenos Aires and then in Canada, in the halls of a luxury hotel.
Kim Kardashian Kris and Humphries:
So fleeting media as was the marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. On 20 August, after six months of courtship, the couple formed by the model and basketball player passed the altar. The festival, which took place in California, cost $ 10 million and was televised. However, just 72 days later, the popular star of reality show filed for divorce for "irreconcilable differences".
More weddings of 2011
Kate Moss - Jamie Hince: On 1 July, the supermodel and The Kills guitarist married in Cotswolds , England. The bride's young daughter, Lila Grace, was one of fifteen bridesmaids.
Sofia Coppola - Thomas Mars: Accompanied by their two daughters, on August 29 filmmaker and singer capped a long union Phoenix married in the Italian town of Bernalda, birthplace of bride's father, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.
Lily Allen - Sam Cooper: June 11 the pop singer announced her pregnancy twelve weeks on the same day discreet wedding in a church in Cranham, England. The couple lived since 2009.
Gisela Dulko - Fernando Gago: After two years of dating, the Argentine soccer player and celebrated their wedding on July 27. The couple had met in Spain for a tennis tournament.
Alex - Maria Alcorta: On 10 September, the singer, 30, decided to end his bachelorhood and married his girlfriend in the city of San Sebastian, Spain.
Those weddings were not
Sometimes what happens is not as much or more impact than what really happened. Here are some examples:
Diego Forlan - Zaira Nara: The breakdown of this couple was so surprising as the media, so much so that both families came out to defend every one of them, justifying them. The Uruguayan footballer had proposed marriage to the model but surprisingly Argentina repented and she scorned, posted on his Twitter account: “Now what I can say is thank goodness I did not marry.” The wedding was canceled and Forlan soon Zaira replaced by another model very similar to it.
Hugh Heffner - Crystal Harris: "The wedding is canceled. Crystal changed her mind," wrote the octogenarian in his Twitter account. The founder of the magazine Playboy was going to marry one of his bunnies, but she changed her mind and party was canceled a few days before. She cast doubt on the tycoon's lovemaking skills.
Brad Pitt - Angelina Jolie: Another year in which the couple, who lives a long time and has six children, was involved in rumors of marriage. However, the actors made it clear that their relationship is not formalized until gay marriage is not legalized throughout the United States.