Prince Rainier's Funeral Takes Place In Monaco

Distinguished guests from around the world have attended the funeral of PRINCE RAINIER III in Monaco today (15APR05).

Europe's longest-ruling monarch, Prince Rainier died last week (06APR05) at the age of 81 following a five-week battle with breathing, kidney and heart problems.

Rainier will be buried next to his late wife PRINCESS GRACE OF MONACO, the ACADEMY AWARD-winning film star GRACE KELLY who died in a car accident in 1982.

Only close family members will be in attendance at the private burial service later today.

Among the guest at Rainier's funeral were French President JACQUES CHIRAC, KING JUAN CARLOS of Spain, British royal PRINCE ANDREW and Belgium's KING ALBERT II.

Rainier's son PRINCE ALBERT, 47, has succeeded his father. Monaco is officially in mourning for the next three months.

15/04/2005 17:33

Contactmusic

Tags: Grace Kelly - JACQUES CHIRAC - King

Advertisement

More Grace Kelly

Grace of Monaco with Nicole Kidman Criticized by Monaco Royal Family

30 years since Grace Kelly's death marks a big milestone, and an exhibition in her memory is getting to open later on in the year....

Nicole Kidman Arrives To Film 'Grace of Monaco' In Italy Where Hoards Of Fans Are Waiting

'Moulin Rouge' star Nicole Kidman is snapped by photographers as she arrives in a car at the Palazzo Reale in Genova, Italy where she is...

Italian Palace Given Grace Kelly Overhaul For Upcoming Movie 'Grace Of Monaco'

Photographers visit the set of 'Grace of Monaco' in Genova, Italy where Nicole Kidman is currently filming as the eponymous character. The majestic Palazzo Reale...

Advertisement

Comments

Grace Kelly Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Grace Kelly

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All