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Old 11-19-2009, 05:04 AM
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Local time 09.58:
The Casiraghi Trio, Elisabeth-Ann and Melanie de Massy have taken their seats in the Cathedral.

09.59 The official car arrives at the Cathedral. Caroline in a black coat showing a touch of white, Stephanie in grey - both look wonderful. Mme Gallico sits behind them.

10.00 the Mass begins....
There is a floral display in the shape of the Monaco flag in front of the altar, and in various places in the Cathedral.

The choirboys sing the Kyrie Eleison. Monsignor Barsi starts to sing the Mass. One of the priests reads from the Letter of James. A young man reads the versicles and responses. The ladies choir sings the Alleluia. The Gospel procession is followed by the reading from the Gospel of Luke.

10.14 Monsignor Barsi starts the Homily (sermon) about Jesus healing a crowd of people. He speaks animatedly, with passion, about international issues, the Fall of the Wall, the recession. "With help from God, we can transform society..." He addresses PA... God bless our Sovereign Prince and our Principality....

10.24 Organ music while a deacon collects Msgr Barsi's mitre. All three sections of the choir sing...a priest leads the intercessions....Let us pray to the Lord...for our Sovereign.....for those who suffer through war....the Casiraghi boys are joining in the singing.

10.28 Msgr Barsi prays. The altar boys assist the Archbishop to prepare the Eucharist.... organ music by Mozart....the altar is censed... PA and his sisters are on their feet... the Eucharistic Prayer is intoned by Msgr Barsi and the three sections of the choir.

10.38 A fanfare .... "do this in remembrance of me".... Sainte Dévote is invoked.... The Lord's Prayer... "Notre Père..."
The camera shows the representatives of other Christian faiths in Monaco.

10.43 The sharing of the Peace....PA and his sisters share the peace with the clergy..... back to the altar. Music by Mendelssohn from "Geistliche Lieder".... The Casiraghi Trio receive communion..... PA kneels.....the camera does not show the moment when he receives the Eucharist. The congregation now receives the host from the Monsignor...

10.52 After communion, the Prayer for the Prince is sung. Traditionally everyone but Albert stands. Caroline and the rest of the family join in the singing. Mozart's joyous Te Deum, sung by the choir, augmented by fanfares...... Caroline joins in the singing..... more music... the slow movement... "Heaven and earth are full of your glory".... The final movement.

11.00 The Monsignor intones the final prayer..... the blessing ..... it's finished.

11.03 the procession towards the exit.

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Old 11-19-2009, 06:20 AM
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Finally the first pics from today via gettyimages :


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Old 11-19-2009, 06:47 AM
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Here is the Zimbio gallery.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:53 AM
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I have some time watching this and I have to say they all look really good.
But ... and I really need to say this, I love Steph, I do, everyone knows that ;-) ... but it almost hurts to see everyone araund ... and that's that same old thing every year... Stephanie's children are not there. I have no idea why, every year, I hope to see them around. I don't get it. As much as I love and respect Steph, and what I say has nothing to do with disrespect but there's something wrong about not having those three there. It just doesn't seem right to me. It bugs me ....
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It was nice to see the two de Massy ladies again. I like Melanie's hat...
Stephanie didn't look all that happy at the medal ceremony after the service.
No sign of Ernst August.
But, all in all, a good turnout.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:04 AM
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Hah, it was funny just now. Steph and Caro in conversation, laughing and then Albert chimes in and Steph plays cranky ....
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:19 AM
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Both Caroline and Stephanie are very elegant and beautiful.
Stephanie
Caroline (very Chanel!)
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:25 AM
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Lively and happy conversation between Stephanie and Caroline ... very sweet.
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Where is the trio???

Stephanie's children never go? Actually Louis is enough aged to attend, even Pauline.
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Can you watch it online ?
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Where is the trio???

Stephanie's children never go? Actually Louis is enough aged to attend, even Pauline.
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Can you watch it online ?
Yeah, I watched it online. Here: http://www.gouv.mc/304/wwwnew.nsf/19...enDocument&3Fr

It's just over.

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I just missed it but thanks Sebastian hopefully their will be video clips online soon
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I just missed it but thanks Sebastian hopefully their will be video clips online soon
I guess there will.
It was nice to watch. Cute at times. I wonder what kind of comments the pictures will provoke. They rarely represent how things really were. Just hope they took pictures of all the sweet moments I saw and don't make people misinterpret things by choosing the wrong pictures.
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Getty has the first pictures from the balcony
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P. Stephanie looks simple and elegant; P. Caroline very regal as always ( that awful hairdo gives such a severe frame to her features... she should really do something about her hair, don´t you think? ). Unfortunately, both sisters look so aged... P. Alexandra didn't attend this year's festivities. Could her absence be, somehow, related to her father's own absence?
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P. Stephanie looks simple and elegant; P. Caroline very regal as always ( that awful hairdo gives such a severe frame to her features... she should really do something about her hair, don´t you think? ). Unfortunately, both sisters look so aged... P. Alexandra didn't attend this year's festivities. Could her absence be, somehow, related to her father's own absence?
She is on the Balcony with the rest of the family
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P. Stephanie looks simple and elegant; P. Caroline very regal as always ( that awful hairdo gives such a severe frame to her features... she should really do something about her hair, don´t you think? ). Unfortunately, both sisters look so aged... P. Alexandra didn't attend this year's festivities. Could her absence be, somehow, related to her father's own absence?
She may be in Paris (or elsewhere) with her father. Even if her parents are not together the last months, Alexandra shoul see her father!
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Alexandra wasn't at the religious ceremony but she was at the Palace ceremony.
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