Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Favorite Princely Images: The Passing of Rainier

It was on this day in 2005 that HSH Prince Rainier III went to his eternal reward and Albert II became Sovereign Prince of Monaco.


  1. I cannot believe it's been 6 years!!! Although overshadowed in the media by the passing of Pope John Paul II, Prince Rainier's funeral was very dignified and solemn. And as much as it has been decades before, the sadness so much reminded people of Princess Grace's shocking death. But the idea that they are now reunited should be a soothing consolation to their loved ones.

    As secondary as this may be, I remember being awed by the beautiful interior of the palace chapel when photos of Prince Rainier's wake were published. There was also one where his children and grandson Andrea were seated on the right side as they listen to some violinist or cellist play music next to the coffin.


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