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Princess Grace Kelly’s Grandson Louis Ducruet Is Engaged to His College Sweetheart

Louis Monaco Louis Ducruet and Girlfriend Marie Chevalier arrive at the 56th Monte Carlo TV Festival Closing Ceremony and Golden Nymph Award at The Grimaldi Forum on June 16, 2016 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)

Another royal wedding is coming! This time, though, in Monaco.

Louis Ducruet, the grandson of the beloved Princess Grace Kelly, is engaged to college sweetheart Marie Chevallier, the Prince’s Palace announced Wednesday, February 21.

Her Royal Highness Princess Stéphanie, the daughter of the late Princess and Prince Rainier III, announced the news Wednesday with “joy.”

Ducruet also took to Instagram to revel in the news. “Let me introduce you the future madame Ducruet,” Louis wrote, alongside a photo from the intimate oceanfront proposal. “She said yes and we are now engaged #withlove #engagement #proposal #iloveyou @mariehoachevallier.”

He proposed on the beach at the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai in Hoi An, Vietnam.

Like her new fiancé, Chevallier also posted a pic from the moment on her social account. “Proud to announce that, I said YES to the love of my life @louisducruet,” she wrote. “I love you so so so much.”

According to People, the couple first met while studying in college at the Western Carolina University in North Carolina. Upon graduating from undergrad, 25-year-old Louis moved back home to work for the country’s soccer team AS Monaco, serving in the recruitment division for two years.

His future wife also lives in Monaco, serving as a coordinator at the Hotel Hemitage.

No date has been secured just yet for the wedding. Louis is the oldest of Stéphanie’s children; his father is her ex-husband, Daniel Ducruet. He is also brother to Pauline Ducruet, 23, and his half-sister Camille Gottlieb.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.