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.
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