Mourning in Monaco

For many in Monaco it has been an incredible sad four days with the recent passing of the beloved Princess Antoinette of Monaco this past March 17, 2011.

In this morning’s Nice-Matin, there is an article regarding the death of the princess, what the people of Monaco are feeling as well as information about the final private service for the princess on March 24, 2011:

At 8:30 am, a Mass was held at the Cathedral in the presence of the princely family and relatives of the deceased.  In the square, a heavy silence marked the sadness. Flags at half mast, black silhouettes, faces tight … “It’s all our youth who goes with the princess,” said a couple of Monaco. Many older people are actually coming very soon to make their last farewell. Because obviously, the sister of the late sovereign was a symbol of a whole generation. An end of an era that today causes much nostalgia…

Today and tomorrow between 9am and 19 pm, and Wednesday from 9am to 14pm, Monaco residents can visit the palace. They can pay their last respects to the princess and sign a condolence book before the funeral is to be held on Thursday at 10 am at the Cathedral in Monaco.

To read the article in its entirety as well as to view a photo from Monaco today please click the link: Nice-Matin

Source: Nice-Matin Photo courtesy of: by Getty Images Europe