Princess Caroline of Monaco announced on Thursday July 5 that her oldest son, Andrea Casiraghi, has become engaged to Tatiana Santo Domingo, a Swiss born heiress who is also 28. The Daily Mail
reports that Princess Caroline's statement expressed her joy at the engagement. The couple have been together for seven years having met at school in Paris. No date has yet been set for the wedding but it is expected to be next year.
says that Andrea Casiraghi is the first of Princess Grace's grandchildren to marry. His father, Stefano Casiraghi died tragically in a speedboat accident in 1990. Andrea will remain second in line to the throne of Monaco until Prince Albert and his wife Charlene have a child
reports that his fiancee, Tatiana, is the daughter of a billionaire Colombian oil and beer baron, the second richest man in Colombia, who sadly died last year so will not get to see his daughter marry her prince. Tatiana's mother is the Brazilian socialite Vera Rechulski. The young couple were seen at the wedding last year between Prince Albert and his reluctant bride, Charlene Wittstock.
Andrea Casiraghi and his younger brother Pierre have a reputation as playboys with both having brushes with the police. According to the Daily Mail, Andrea was placed tenth in Forbes' list of ' 20 Hottest Young Royals' in 2008.
No doubt the wedding will be a spectacular affair with royalty from around Europe invited along with celebrities galore.