July 5th, 2011
12:04 PM ET

Was Prince Albert's wedding kiss a little...awkward?

Was it just us or was something amiss when Monaco's Prince Albert and his new bride Charlene Wittstock shared a kiss at both the religious and civil ceremonies this past weekend?

Maybe it was nerves, the rampant rumors she tried to bolt before the wedding, or perhaps Wittstock was too keenly aware that millions would watch her get married to one of the world’s most notorious bachelors. Either way, it seems that we're not the only ones buzzing about the shy smooch.

What do you think?

soundoff (80 Responses)
  1. rhamon

    He likes to catch kisses from the air. We should let gay people be!

    August 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. iheartgnarly

    Prince Albert is an awkward enough name,let alone him kissing a woman.

    July 31, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. Lois

    Sorry, I know he is a prince, but I would hate to be her...She finally came to life and looked lovingly at him and got NOTHING..He is one cold fish....They'll be divorced soon, they said she was a runaway bride she should of fled!!!!!!!!!!!run run run...................................

    July 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • maxine Jr

      She tried to leave several times before the wedding but her passport was taken from her and she was not allowed to leave. There was even supposedly a "watch for her" at the airport just in case she slipped out of the palace undetected.

      July 27, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Justin Beiber

    He's....oh, how do I say this nicely.... GAY!

    July 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. GetReal

    Maybe she decided she didn't want to marry a sleazeball womanizing (alleged) rapist and tried to leave. Then they made her an offer she couldn't refuse. Maybe they gave her a billion $$ to marry him and stay a year, or maybe they threatened to hurt her family? Or maybe she's pregnant. Just guessing, not accusing. Just guessing, guessing, guessing. I'm also guessing there's no love lost between these two.

    July 19, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. switzerfrance

    I think this must have been a business transaction. She tried to leave 2 or 3 times only to have her passport taken from her a few days before the ceremony. She will get paid big time to have a kid then she will bow out. He can go on philandering and making more illegitimate children.

    July 19, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. weby

    The video is no longer available here. But the kiss I saw previously was quite sweet!

    July 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. NMGrrL

    OH, PUH-LEASE! Just because two people from conservative, upper-crust society do not feel like snogging with tongues in front of millions of people, he's gay? I do not think this is a fair assumption at all.

    I would say that this may be more a case of decorum – something a LOT of people just do NOT understand.

    July 18, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. dean

    I have 2 biological children from a previous marriage. I was married to a woman. Finally came out to family that I was gay. Just because someone has children is no indication that they are straight. We should never assume.

    July 17, 2011 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. Russ Johnson

    II don't know about the rest of the men out there, but I could spend a little bit more time on a kiss for this lady.

    July 16, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cristie

    I liked how her father was wiping sweat off his brow – Like "Whew! Didn't think we were going to get to marry her off a prince, but we did it! Go us!"

    July 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. M

    She looks like she has had a lot of work done on her face. Maybe her lips won't pucker like they are supposed to in a kiss, and her face is just stuck in a permanent "smile" because of the work??

    July 15, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. Meg

    She looked just gorgeous and seems sweet. God bless her. I wish them both the best.

    July 15, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. Don K

    It was awkward because she tried to flee before the weeding as news came out that he likely fathered a 3rd illigitimate child who was recently born, meaning he was cheating on his new wife while they were dating.... Honestly, he's a pig who should be GLAD that someone as pretty, smart and athletic as she is actually agreed to marry that sack of garbage.

    July 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Liza

    hahahahaha! I like how her dad breaks a sweat at the end

    July 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Matthew Finlay

    What should they have done? A full face make out in front of millions?

    July 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Turtle

    Well we all know what was named after Prince Albert.

    July 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  18. tropicallie

    I have to agree with domestic engineer on this one.

    July 12, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  19. john

    he kissed herfirst and you could tell he didnt like the way she kissed him, (he turned to look at her and his eyebrows went up..the fake kiss and head laying on the shoulder on the balc was for show. ( tried to be like William and kate... And then at the marriage, you could tell he gave her some of what he got, she was looking at him but he wasnt looking at her.She turned and you could see the dissapointment in her face....

    July 12, 2011 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
  20. domestic engineer

    It looks like too much botox/fillers to me. I don't think she could smile if she wanted to. She could barely move her lips.

    July 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  21. M

    She'll be gone within 2 years.

    If he's a passionate person, I'll apologize.

    She should have owned-up and opted out.

    July 10, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  22. daphne headley


    July 9, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  23. Antigone

    The former east block heads of states kissed more passionately. But they hadn't lived together in close quarters for some five years.

    July 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Lily

    There's definitely something amiss in their interaction throughout their wedding(s). I wish it were not true, and that they were deeply in love with each other because she is a beautiful addition to this sad Grimaldi family and I think would make a lovely family for Prince Albert.

    July 8, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Teri

    She looks absolutely miserable. I didn't see one genuine smile. Every last one looked fake.

    July 7, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  26. coco

    Hey YUMA KID... YOU need to go to school "you are" is spelled "you're" not "your"

    July 7, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Cindy DeFord

    I thought it was beautiful. She looked at him lovingly.

    July 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Laura Oliver

    I know nothing about the stupid gay rumors in some of these posts....but they seemed to me very happy and their kisses quite conservative-which is as it should be when you are the head of a country. I thought she looked beautiful and he is a very lucky man.

    July 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Janie

    You all disgust me! There are some who do not wish to display intimacy in the presence of millions watching on
    TV. Give them a chance!

    July 6, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  30. 16 and pregnant mom to be

    Albee baby is pursing those lips as if to smooch a goober bouquet.

    July 6, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  31. Heather

    Ugh, he should have followed in his father's footsteps and married an actress, because this young lady was unable to hide her emotions and act like she was in love. Her body language expressed disgust.

    July 6, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  32. cbr

    And this is important because............? While our problems grow larger we are spending time on this. We all need to get a life as the kids say.

    July 5, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  33. MaryF

    I wish them both the best but doubt they will get it.

    July 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  34. ColumbiaQT

    Prince Albert is sad about "officially settling dPrince Albert is gay! Not in a million years. If he were on the British monarch he would definitely not have those other children. Here's a toast to his and Charlene's marriage. I hope he make her happy and respects her. I hope he does not make her look bad in front of the People of Monaco. She seems as if she is honored to take his hand in marriage. Overall, I think he's a good guy. He will HAVE to settle down and act like an active Royal Heir?

    July 5, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jones

    What the media and most people don't seem to realize is that they are not going to have a major smooch when the world is watching! A chaste kiss is fine.

    July 5, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Sandra LeVin

    She's not stupid and had to know something about what she was getting into. Even if she doesn't "love" him, she'll still have all the advantages of a royal, cushy life. All she has to do, is produce and heir, and she'll be set. "Passionate" love (attraction) never lasts anyway. Why not go for the lifestyle?

    July 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  37. cmc

    This marriage is destined to go the Charles and Diana route: a year or two of forced happiness, some obligatory kids, misery, affairs and finally, an overdue divorce.

    July 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Carrie Milligan

    She was absolutely disgusted to kiss him. She had more action in her shoulders than she had in her lips.

    July 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  39. yuma kid

    Fat albert if your gay learn how to spell it it's.GAY. Not gey go to school

    July 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Thinks2010

    That's the strangest looking pair of newlyweds I've ever seen. The only way they could have looked more awkward together is if they both had guns to their heads. This really looks like a wedding of convenience. If that's not the case, "f" may be right about what's going on and is certainly right about the "ick" factor. So sad. I hope we are all wrong about this marriage and that it works out for them.

    July 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jesse

    She looks drugged.

    July 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  42. r

    He's probably been boinking elsewhere until very recently and she just found out. This whole affair has the "ick" factor written all over it with capital letters.

    July 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  43. rolyat

    I don't believe for one second that he's gay. He's notorious for being a womanizer. And he has 2 children.
    They just don't look like they belong together at all. Not a match. And she acts like she wanted to go wash her face with gasoline and rubbing alchohol after he laid one on her lips. I bet he won't be getting any cutchie from her tonight.

    July 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Violette

    They are awkward as a couple. I don't think they have ever been intimate together. When he placed his arm around her after the civil ceremony, he was barely touching her dress. He seemed unskilled in female relationships.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Lilly P

    Hey, wish them well. Who knows, maybe he is straight and they are in love. Imagine that!

    July 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  46. delia rodriguez

    Grooms~ they just don't make them like they used to...

    July 5, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  47. DJ

    Thats exactly what i told my GF, it was like a kiss that a dad usually gives to his little daughter! I guess, cause he's wayyyyy older than her!

    July 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  48. steph


    July 5, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Alice

    Young Love!!!

    July 5, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  50. tommy

    That albert reminds me of the guy from the rock band The Producers that would do that silly "interpretive dancing."

    July 5, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  51. LumberJack

    She didnt want to kiss because all those skidmarks left in his throat made for stinnky breath.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  52. rdb

    He IS gay and a bottom.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Laurette

    Repeat after me: Marriage of convenience.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  54. The Måd Råp3r

    Looks like she could use a spot of finger music to loosen up a bit.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  55. miek

    my boyfriend has three kids, it doesnt make u straight

    July 5, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Doc Brown

    @boocat: Just because he has kids doesn't mean he's not gay. Ever heard the term 'beard'?

    July 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  57. stymie

    Prince Albert is a notorious ladies man, just a little metro. She's no Grace Kelly, but she'll be around long enough to produce some heirs and spares to the throne.

    July 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • anna

      Lets face it if she didnt want to get married she didnt have to, I dont know what all the hullabaloo is about I mean she wasnt forced down the aisle.

      July 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Cleverly

    She looks really uncomfortable if not really grossed out like she doesn't want anything to do with him. I mean honeslty, she's a hot 30 year old and he's a balding 50 year old. She's not in it for looks I don't believe. I give them maybe 3 years. It's not like Prince William and Kate!

    July 5, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  59. karen denison

    Extremely awkward and VERY unhappy looking. Feel sorry for both of them because I can't see this working out at all.

    July 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  60. kim

    Whoa. That is some serious chemistry.

    July 5, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  61. deanna stubbs

    Hope he finally happy! Good luck to u both!!

    July 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Serious

    I don't know who this "Monaco" is, but he shouldn't be letting Charlene Wittstock kiss his Prince Albert. That's how you get an infection.

    July 5, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Maria Gonzalez

    Frankly, she looks unhappy and a little disgusted to kiss him. wow, talk about marriage down the toilet from day one.

    July 5, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katie

      Yeah, she looks BORED, scared, sick to her stomache, annoyed... All of the above.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  64. eaton manasses

    Most gay men I think would have a problem kissing a fem. Case in point the Prince.

    July 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |

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