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Old 08-17-2009, 03:25 PM
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:17 PM
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yeah this is it http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/i/.../number-18.jpg
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Old 08-22-2009, 04:16 PM
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could you tell me more about Grace`s problem with seeing?
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:28 AM
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I'm reading Robert Lacey's book "Grace" at the moment, and she seems to have had problems with shortsightedness since childhood. She wore glasses as an adult.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:44 AM
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A very nice TF1 news video clip of a festival in Monaco.

Monaco brille de mille feux - Vidéo du journal televise : Le journal de 13h - TF1
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:19 AM
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Thank you so much for posting this link I was fortunate to be watching the fireworks the night covered by the report so it made it very special to see these pictures. The international fireworks competition is held every year in the summer with approx 4 countries competing. The liners/yachts that are moored in the bay always show their appreciation at the end of the display by sounding their horns - this seems to add to the occasion. The fireworks competition has been held since 1966 when it was created as part of the celebrations for the Centenary of the Sovereign Order to establish the district of Monte-Carlo.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:57 AM
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Oh thank you so much for your explanation - I do not speak French, so the details of this video clip were lost to me. I thought that this was the usual fireworks display for a festival in Monaco. !!
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Official Life (1956 - 1982)

I have several books on the late Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace - both of whom are greatly missed - and they only barely touch upon the official aspects of their lives as The Prince and Princess of Monaco. I have read countless books and searched the internet regarding the official life and state visits to and from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, however, there is nothing remotely similar to that concerning the 26-year marriage of the most glamorous royal couple in modern history.

Given the fact that Princess Grace is remembered fondly amongst world royals - as testament to her funeral services - I was wondering what types of relationships did the couple have with other royals and statesmen and what were the aspects of their official life (official visits to and from Monaco, patronages, acclaim shown them from other heads of state/government, events attended by the couple (i.e. funerals, weddings, etc.) of other VIPs around the world).

I know this is a lot to ask but, come on. The prince and the movie star were married for 26-years! Surely they did many things of substance besides just raising three children, dealing with Grace's adjustment to palace life and taking carefully-orchestrated pictures.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:49 PM
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An interesting and quite extensive area to debate! But where to begin?Robert Lacey makes some interesting comments in his biography of Grace about her approach to royal duties. He particularly notes how Grace contributed to the official visit to Paris in 1959, charming the anti-American de Gaulle by her insistence on speaking to him only in French. Lacey comments: "For three days Grace toured French hospitals,schools & orphanages,winning friends wherever she went, "the best ambassador I have is Grace" Rainier commented proudly"
Further in his biography, Lacey mentions between 1956 & 1962, Grace & Rainier had official visits to Washington, Paris, London, Spain, Ireland &the Vatican
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:40 AM
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An interesting and quite extensive area to debate! But where to begin?Robert Lacey makes some interesting comments in his biography of Grace about her approach to royal duties. He particularly notes how Grace contributed to the official visit to Paris in 1959, charming the anti-American de Gaulle by her insistence on speaking to him only in French. Lacey comments: "For three days Grace toured French hospitals,schools & orphanages,winning friends wherever she went, "the best ambassador I have is Grace" Rainier commented proudly"
Further in his biography, Lacey mentions between 1956 & 1962, Grace & Rainier had official visits to Washington, Paris, London, Spain, Ireland &the Vatican
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I have several books on the late Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace - both of whom are greatly missed - and they only barely touch upon the official aspects of their lives as The Prince and Princess of Monaco. I have read countless books and searched the internet regarding the official life and state visits to and from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, however, there is nothing remotely similar to that concerning the 26-year marriage of the most glamorous royal couple in modern history.

Given the fact that Princess Grace is remembered fondly amongst world royals - as testament to her funeral services - I was wondering what types of relationships did the couple have with other royals and statesmen and what were the aspects of their official life (official visits to and from Monaco, patronages, acclaim shown them from other heads of state/government, events attended by the couple (i.e. funerals, weddings, etc.) of other VIPs around the world).

I know this is a lot to ask but, come on. The prince and the movie star were married for 26-years! Surely they did many things of substance besides just raising three children, dealing with Grace's adjustment to palace life and taking carefully-orchestrated pictures.
You cant compare the two- England is a world power with a queen who reigns over millions of subjects and is the head of goverment of many countries-England has old world rituals rich wth pagentry and parades. Many palaces- crown jewels and the The opening of Parliament-Official visits from other heads of state makes England more news worthy.

They are many pictures of the Grimaldis with other royal persons of note- many on this forum and other forums. The Grimaldis has more a social relationship with other royals than a official one. France handles most of the official diplomatic issues for Monaco.

Rainier and Grace produced a modern Monaco-He added land from the sea and revived revenue for Monaco so gambling wasn't the main source of revenue.
Grace created daycare centers in Monaco before it became fashionable
Grace created charities for Children of Amade-Performing Arts-Poetry Readings-Red Cross.

Monaco royal family dose not carry out many official visits to other countries-Their visits are mostly on social and charitable occasions.

The other day Crown Princess Victoria Of Sweden was in Monaco for a charity as well as the Belgian and Luxembourg royals.

I feel that the celebrity of Grace ( in her time ) over shadowed the goodworks she and her family dose. The publicity machine at the time focused on her troubles/daughters etc.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:28 PM
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If you are making comparisons in terms of size of country/world status etc, no you certainly cant compare. However, don't forget that the Grimaldis hold real power in Monaco so when it comes to making diplomatic visits with France or other near countries like Italy it does have international clout & if you read what happened between France & Monaco during the deGaulle years, this is no doubt that this wasn't just a public relations exercise which a British State visit at this time would have been.
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An article from "The Independent" about Monaco.....

Where the stars come out to play - Europe, Travel - The Independent
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No doubt the Grimaldi's work very hard and they do quite a good job indeed. The article is g-r-e-a-t!! will re-read it many times and quite informative too
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:23 AM
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Yes, this kind of article is a small work of art - it has the power to transport you effortlessly into a different world, and it makes you feel you, too, could be there and belong there - even if it's just for an Easyjet weekend :-)

I wish I could be a travel writer !!
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Cementary

Question: I went to Monaco Photo Blog WEBSITE and I saw that there is a cementary in MC but the names was all of famous people. I understand that MC is small is all the
population interred at that cemenatry?
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Hi Due,
the municipal cemetery in Monaco is terraced and covers a large area. There are about 6000 tombs, and more than 23000 people are buried in them.

Last year, in time for All Saints Day, the Mayor's office installed a GPS system so that visitors can find much faster the grave they're looking for.

You're right, there are some VIPs buried there, e.g. Josephine Baker and Léo Ferré.

As you know, the Sovereign Princes are buried in the Cathedral. An exception was made for Princess Grace who was not a Sovereign princess.

http://www.monaco-mairie.mc/w3c/03_s.../admin/cim.php

http://www.nicematin.com/ta/toussain...ver-les-tombes

http://www.monaco.maprincipaute.com/...61553_actu.Htm

But there is also the Chapelle de la Paix (Peace Chapel) at the Rock, where junior members of the Princely family are buried. Prince Pierre (Rainer's father) and Stefano Casiraghi (Caroline's husband) are buried there. Princess Antoinette will find her final resting place there - but hopefully not for a long while yet !! !
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Hi Due,
the municipal cemetery in Monaco is terraced and covers a large area. There are about 6000 tombs, and more than 23000 people are buried in them.

Last year, in time for All Saints Day, the Mayor's office installed a GPS system so that visitors can find much faster the grave they're looking for.

You're right, there are some VIPs buried there, e.g. Josephine Baker and Léo Ferré.

As you know, the Sovereign Princes are buried in the Cathedral. An exception was made for Princess Grace who was not a Sovereign princess.

Monaco - La Mairie - Services Communaux - Cimetière

Cimetière : des bornes interactives pour retrouver les tombes - Monaco - toussaint - l'information en direct avec Nice-Matin - nicematin.com

Monaco.maville.com Monaco*: Cimetière interactif en 2008

But there is also the Chapelle de la Paix (Peace Chapel) at the Rock, where junior members of the Princely family are buried. Prince Pierre (Rainer's father) and Stefano Casiraghi (Caroline's husband) are buried there. Princess Antoinette will find her final resting place there - but hopefully not for a long while yet !! !
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Forgot to mention the "Cimetière Animalier", the Monaco Animal Cemetery at Fontvieille, inaugurated in May 2008, with 300 tombs.

Engl. "pet" = French "animal de compagnie"

It costs 300 euros to keep the grave for 2 years, and it can be renewed.
Flowers and photos not allowed.

Inauguration du cimetière des animaux de compagnie Ã* Monaco - Waliboo

Chiens, chats, oiseaux et rongeurs ont leur cimetière - Monaco - animaux - l'information en direct avec Nice-Matin - nicematin.com
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Are the Grimaldis religious?

By that I mean, just how Catholic are they? I'm Catholic myself, and I've been wondering about this lately. Mass seems to be an integral part of their national celebrations but all three of Grace's children have either been divorced or had children out of wedlock. Not trying to judge them or anything, that's their own business, but I just wonder seeing as how their political events usually involve mass in some way? I hope this is not too personal a question.
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I think they are like the majority of catholic people (I'm a catholic myself):
We believe in God and in Virgin Mary, and in the saints, and that's it.
They are religious enough as we see them in the Cathedral, praying and singing when they have to, but they don't spend the entire day doing it.
Maybe they dont' seem very religious people as Caroline and Stephanie are divorced and have children out of wedlock, as well as Albert.
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