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In pictures: Monaco mourns Rainier
Portrait of Prince Rainier in shop window
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Monaco has held a funeral ceremony for its long-time ruler, Prince Rainier, who died on 6 April aged 81.
Monaco during the funeral
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The streets of the city-state were clear of traffic for the funeral.
Coffin leaves palace
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The coffin was carried from the palace to the cathedral with full honours.
Funeral procession
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As the coffin left the courtyard, the gates of the palace were symbolically shut.
Funeral procession into Monaco's cathedral
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The coffin passed through banks of wreaths on its way into the cathedral.
Princess Stephanie of Monaco (R), Prince Albert and Princess Caroline of Hanover (L)
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Prince Rainier's children and grandchildren were at the ceremony, including Prince Albert (centre), who succeeds his father.
Pierre Casiraghi, son of Princess Caroline
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Pierre Casiraghi, Princess Caroline's son, lit a candle for the late prince.
Juan Carlos at the funeral
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King Juan Carlos of Spain was among mourners from some 60 states.
Karl Lagerfeld at the funeral
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German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld turned out to see off the prince, too.
Prince Rainier III
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Prince Rainier III, who ruled Monaco for 55 years, is being buried next to his wife, Hollywood star Grace Kelly.



SEE ALSO:
Monaco bids farewell to Rainier
15 Apr 05 |  Europe
Obituary: Prince Rainier III
06 Apr 05 |  Europe
Life in pictures: Prince Rainier III
06 Apr 05 |  In Pictures
The Grimaldis after Rainier
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Country profile: Monaco
01 Apr 05 |  Country profiles


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