And we thought their Monte Carlo bash was big. After celebrating their marriage with a lavish feast cooked by Alain Ducasse, a concert, and fireworks, the Monégasque royal newlyweds are living it up in the bride’s native South Africa. Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock have chosen The Oyster Box, one of the world’s best hotels, as the venue for the party they’re throwing on Thursday night for some 400 guests who couldn’t make it to their nuptials in Monaco. To quote the AFP: “It's a venue fit for a prince and princess: a five-star hotel famous for sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and a presidential suite that lists for 50,000 rand ($7,400, 5,100 euros) a night.”
Overlooking the Umhlanga lighthouse near Durban, the 86-room hotel completed a R400-million makeover two years ago, and has been in the spotlight ever since. It’s got six restaurants, a gorgeous ballroom, a private movie theater, and an infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, so we trust the guests will have a good time.