5.15pm The condition of Prince Ernst-August of Hanover, the husband of Princess Caroline, is worse than the rumours at first suggested.
On Friday April 15, the day set for the funeral of Prince Rainier III, there will be a special Requiem Mass at 6.30pm for Monégasque nationals and residents.
Princess Caroline’s husband reported to be suffering from pancreatitis
A missing 76 year old Iranian man has been sentenced by default to five years in prison after squatting in a house and falsely trying to sell it.
According to local reports Britain’s Prince Charles, the French President Jacques Chirac and his wife Bernadette, and America’s Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice are among the VIPs that are expected in Monaco on April 15 for the funeral of Prince Rainier III who died on Wednesday April 6. Meanwhile, the mood remains sombre in the Principality.
Jean-Paul Proust, the man chosen to replace the current Minister of State Patrick Leclercq, will not be taking up his duties until at least the end of May, more likely the beginning of June.
8.40am The funeral of Pope Jean Paul II which starts at 10am today in Rome will be transmitted live on a big screen in Monaco’s Cathedral and everyone is welcome to attend.
1pm: Patrick Leclercq, the Minister of State for Monaco, has been asked by HSH Prince Albert II to attend the funeral of Pope Jean Paul II which takes place this Friday.