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Old 07-12-2005, 03:11 PM
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Caro has been very sweet, like her little sister..at the moment of the toast, Albert turned to her first and she sent him a little kiss.

I've also noticed that for whole day Andrea has followed his uncle, first after the Mass, then, after the toasts in the Place du Palais, he was the only member of the family who went with Albert for the whole tour among the citizens...I don't know if it's a dynastical sign, but I surely liked seeing so much of Andy! Plus I heard him say a phrase in a very good English!

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Old 07-12-2005, 03:17 PM
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Monaco, MONACO: Princess caroline de Hanover leaves the Monaco Palace with her daughter Alexandra, after the accession to the throne of her brother Prince Albert II of Monaco, 12 July 2005 in Monaco. The investiture, a formality since he became legal ruler as his father Prince Rainier lay on his death bed earlier this year, comes less than a week after Albert confirmed he was the father of a 22-month-old boy. AFP PHOTO PASCAL GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:20 PM
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So cute photo of Caroline and Alexandra! And thanx everyone for posting great photos, and comments for us who couldn't watch.:)

It was so happy day for family and Monaco..I beleive Prince Albert will be great ruler also..:)
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:25 PM
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I hope Andrea's behavior today is indicitive of what we will see. It would be great to see him step in as next in line (I doubt Caroline would ever take the job), at least until Albert has a child. It would certainly restore glamour to Monaco (not that it ever really left).
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:28 PM
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I just hope that Andrea does not totally thinks that he will become the sovereign one day. there is still a chance for Albert to have an heir.
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:43 PM
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:50 PM
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I know there is still hope for Albert to marry and have children and I'm sure Andrea knows it as well (maybe he also hopes it, who knows)...I just thought it signicative that he was so close to Albert the whole day.

I've also noticed that Andrea was very nice when they were touring among the people; the crowd was incredible, he and Albert could barely walk (I think I would have fainted for the pressure of the crowd) but he followed Albert closely, and smiled, and talked to whoever approached him...

I think it's good that he starts to learn, even if probably he won't become the next sovereign.

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Old 07-12-2005, 04:01 PM
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Stephanie with Pauline and ( really handsome) Louis
I think Stephanie's son looks like Albert too
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Was Camille there, is that Stephanie's youngest daughter's name? I didn't see her in any pictures.
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:08 PM
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I also feel that Stephanie's children look more like Princess Grace, thus Prince Albert than anyone else.
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Was Camille there, is that Stephanie's youngest daughter's name? I didn't see her in any pictures.
Yeah her name is Camille....and she was there. She hugged her uncle Albert after his speach, I hope we're going to see pics of that hug ....it was so cute, she almost fell over him :)
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Old 07-12-2005, 04:14 PM
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HELLO MAGAZINE

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty.../albertthrone/

Prince Albert, who marked his accession to the Monegasque throne on Tuesday, celebrates with sisters Princess Caroline (left) and Princess Stephanie - as well as 7,000 of his subjects - at a royal garden party
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Andrea Casiraghi (right), who is now second in line to the throne, attends a special mass in honour of the new monarch with his siblings Pierre and Charlotte
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12 JULY 2005

Its sparkling waterfront and scenic streets bedecked with red and white flags, the Mediterranean principality of Monaco launched a new era on Tuesday as Prince Albert, the only son of the late Prince Rainier, formally began his reign.

A morning mass marked the beginning of the day of ceremonies celebrating the 47-year-old bachelor's accession to the throne.

As crowds gathered outside the 19th-century cathedral, the archbishop of Monaco, Monsignor Bernard Barsi, led a solemn service in which he asked God to grant the new monarch "wisdom and intelligence" as well as "a kind heart, to govern fairly and distinguish between good and evil".

Among those taking a place of honour during the 75-minute service were the prince's elder sibling Princess Caroline, her husband, Prince Ernst-August of Hanover, and younger sister Princess Stephanie. Also in the congregation were a number of Albert's nieces and nephews, including Caroline's eldest children, Andrea – who is now second in line to the throne behind his mother – Pierre and Charlotte.

During the morning's sermon, the archbishop declared that the newly enthroned prince should be considered "the head of our family". And in the spirit of that sentiment, it seems, Albert made sure that Tuesday's events were truly a family affair for his subjects. After the mass, the prince returned to the royal palace to host a garden party for 7,000 Monegasques born in the principality.

And as the prince brings the evening to a close with a lavish ball, nearly 25,000 residents and visitors to Monaco are expected to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display on the waterfront.

Tuesday's celebrations, however, are just the beginning of ceremonies to ring in Albert as Monaco's new leader. On November 19, statesmen from around the world are invited to an official enthronement accompanied by the royal pomp and circumstance befitting Europe's newest monarch.
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Louis is very hansom he is going to be a heart breaker like his mom Pauline looks so cute hoping to see a pic of Camille and more pics of Stephanie with her kids . I see Charlotte Caroline and Stephanie changed clothes they all Look beautiful
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Thank you all for posting those great pics,
it was a wonderful and also very touching day in Monaco today..
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Pierre and ANdrea almost look like twins; if that is Louis he is far more handsome!
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Yeah, I agree Louis is the most handsome young man in that family
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