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March 18, 2011

Press release

Death of Princess Antoinette.

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Following a long stay in hospital, Princess Antoinette of Monaco passed away last night in the Principality, at the age of 90, at the Princess Grace Hospital.

The daughter of Princess Charlotte and Prince Pierre, Princess Antoinette was the sister of Prince Rainier III.

Close to the people, she enjoyed taking part in traditional events bringing together all generations.

Actively involved in the cause of animal rights, she notably presided over the Monegasque Society for the Protection of Animals.

Princess Antoinette leaves two children and numerous grandchildren and great-grand children.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II ordered all the flags of the Principality to be placed at half-mast.

Additional information following the death of Princess Antoinette

The body of Princess Antoinette of Monaco will be transferred to the Palace chapel today. The Reigning Family and the members of the Sovereign House will pay their respects at 6.15 pm.

On Saturday 19th March, only the Palace staff will be able to enter the chapel.

On Sunday 20th March, a mass will be celebrated in the presence of the Reigning Family and Her relatives at 8.30 am.

The chapelle ardente will thereafter be open to Monegasques and to residents on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, from 9am to 7pm, and on Wednesday, from 9am to 2pm.

The condolence register will be open from Sunday 20th March onwards in the Main Courtyard.

On Thursday 24th March at 10am, the funeral service will take place at the Cathedral of Monaco. The burial will subsequently take place in the Chapelle de la Paix, in strict privacy.

The mourning period of 15 days will be observed by both the Monegasque government and the Sovereign House and will last until the 1st April inclusive.

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