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Old 04-06-2006, 06:00 PM
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Thanks Paca for the information, I wish I had been there...

When Rainier died, we were all worried about Steph's reaction, but now it seems the most hurt by her father's death is "icy" Caro (I don't mean she cares more, cause I know it is equally very painful for all three of them, just that she seems more vulnerable then the other two in this period).

I'm glad the Casiraghi kids showed up; I hear after loosing their father so young, the always had a very special relationship with their Granpa!

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Old 04-06-2006, 06:02 PM
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Thanks for all the pictures, and thanks Paca for the information.

I wish I could have been there.
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:05 PM
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Thank you Paca for the information on the mass.

I am surprised the Albert was late. I was taught you were never late for mass.

It sounds like Caroline is giving herself an outlet for her grief and emotions, wish Stephanie would.
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:25 PM
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I am surprised the Albert was late. I was taught you were never late for mass.
Well, aparently not a lesson PA learned, because he was also late at St devote and not quite on time on NH, though not as late as this time. It is particularly impolite - IMO- since the archbishop is kept waiting for him in front to great the family and IMO it also shows disrespect to his father to be late at his memorial service. He probably did not intend to show disrespect to anyone, but I have been brought up to be always early (though not too early) or at least on time to show people that you respect them. Where I come from they also say that punctuality is the politeness of kings and the higher up you are in the pecking order, the more you make sure to be on time to show people your respect and have them respect you for it in return. Simple lessons, easy to learn. And unfortunetely it is those little bits and pieces that get stuck in peoples mind and no matter how much you achieve otherwise, those little things keep hounding you and change your image.
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:14 PM
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Great pics michelle.... the family together to remember a great man.... Thank you so much for posting....
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:36 PM
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Paca,
Thank you so much for describing the mass.You always mention the little details that we would never know about. I'm glad you got a safe seat.
It's sad that PA arrived very late for his Father's memorial mass and kept the archbishop waiting at the front of the church. I don't blame the people for evoking his Father's discipline.
I just wish that PA had an advisor he could trust ,(Not just a "yes" man/woman), that could caution him against being late for his Father's own memorial mass and the like. It's one thing to be late for a business appearance or show opening--but this act impacted the hearts of the people.
He desparately needs a trustworthy aide to help him. Some fortunate men gain this when they marry. But I fear his future spouse could only make things appear even more sloppy/careless....
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:54 PM
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I think that it is interesting that these photos seem to once again challenge the rumour that the sisters are not close! Does anybody know if the family were together after the mass and throughout the day. I believe that Caroline was chairing a conference earlier in the day, but does anybody know if they stayed together after the service? Thanks! :)
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Thanks for the pics..I really feel for the family, especially poor Caroline..
Charlotte looked great..
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The pics are very touching. Made me feel sad though:(
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:45 PM
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i hope he's resting in peace with the angels. the pics are really sad to see, but at least they are a very strong family. that is obvious.
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:46 PM
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Those pics made me remember sad times :( I agree with all of you: it´s very touching moment but the family is strong and together they will be better. I really like seeing the Grimaldi trio supporting each other in these days.
The other trio looks nice and in some way I admire their braveness. I mean even I loved (and still doing) my grandpa those memorials are uncomfortable and not nice at all, and they even help with the 'flower thing'.

Also thanks por the pics/info. I was pretty surprised with Albert delay how could he get late to a mass! Caroline seems really sad as Steph but this one made a hard work keeping her tears for herself

May you rest in peace next to Grace dear Rainier
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Thanks for the description paca (and for the details which only you would remember!). The service sounded beautiful -- do you remember the readings?

Like everyone, I'm a little shocked that PA was late. Not good to keep the archbishop waiting.

May Rainier rest in peace.
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Thank you for the pics!
I am also shameful for Albert' delay. Any excuses are blame excuses. That day was special - the first year without his father has ended - and it will not repeat again. The year of values reappraisal and summation of the first achievements. I start to think that Albert falls under someone' bad influence or has a false/unfriendly milieu.
Looking at the pictures with family members I feel that all of them are mentally there and only Albert sometimes looks as he is thinking about another things than mass and his dad. Have you noticed that or I am alone?
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Albert is playing with his pinkys again .
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Anyone know why Caroline and Charlotte covered their heads and Stephanie did not?

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Look at Stephanie - she's entered into in the church not only uncovered her head, but also without a cross on her neck. I guess it means only that she is an atheist who is not going to follow religious traditions even during requiem mass.
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