Zuma to lunch with Monaco’s royal newlyweds

2011-07-06 07:11

President Jacob Zuma will have lunch today with newlyweds Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, the president’s office said yesterday.

The couple arrived in Charlene’s home country yesterday for the annual session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), of which Albert is a member.

Zuma’s office said he would host the royal newlyweds for lunch in Durban, the eastern port city where the IOC is holding its annual general meeting to decide the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

“President Jacob Zuma will (today) have lunch with His Serene Highness Prince Albert and Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco at the presidential residence in Durban,” the presidency said in a statement.

Albert and Charlene, who married at the weekend, moved their wedding back by six days to be able to attend the IOC meeting.

Both are former Olympians – he a bobsleigh racer for Monaco, she a backstroke swimmer for South Africa.

The couple are planning a lavish dinner reception for 400 guests tomorrow night at the five-star Oyster Box Hotel in the resort town of Umhlanga, north of Durban. 

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