• Short Summary

    PRINCE RAINIER OF MONACO, ACCOMPANIED BY PRINCESS GRACE, APPEARED IN PUBLIC LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) WITHOUT THE BEARD HE'S BEEN GROWING FOR THE PAST YEAR.

  • Description

    PRINCE RAINIER OF MONACO, ACCOMPANIED BY PRINCESS GRACE, APPEARED IN PUBLIC LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) WITHOUT THE BEARD HE'S BEEN GROWING FOR THE PAST YEAR. THE OCCASION WAS THE BAL DES PETITS LITS BLANCS (THE BALL OF THE LITTLE WHITE BEDS) -- SO-CALLED BECAUSE IT WAS FOUNDED TO HELP A CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, THOUGH IT NOW SUPPORTS SEVERAL CHARITIES.

    PRINCE RAINIER AND PRINCESS GRACE ALSO ATTENDED LAST YEAR'S BALL, WHICH WAS HELD IN DUBLIN, THE EIRE CAPITAL, WHICH WAS ONLY THE SECOND BAL DES PETITS LITS BLANCS HELD OUTSIDE FRANCE IN 31 YEARS. THE ANNUAL BALL IS A BIG EVENT IN INTERNATIONAL HIGH SOCIETY.

    GUESTS ARRIVED FOR THE BALL FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, AFTER HAVING PAID GBP40 STERLING EACH FOR THEIR TICKETS. THEY INCLUDED EUROPEAN ARISTOCRACY, ACTORS, BUSINESSMEN, DEBUTANTES HEAVILY CHAPERONED, AND INTERNATIONAL HIGH SOCIETY IN GENERAL.

    AT PRINCE RAINIER'S 14TH CENTURY MONACO PALACE, WHERE THE BALL WAS HELD, PRINCESS GRACE WAS ASKED IF SHE HAD EXERTED PRESSURE ON THE PRINCE TO GET HIM TO SHAVE OFF HIS BEARD. THIS SHE DENIED, SAYING:"HE TOLD ME HE WAS TIRED OF IT. HE FOUND IT TOO HOT."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6TCKD2O7BI4EIPOBYR4KTISFX
    Media URN:
    VLVA6TCKD2O7BI4EIPOBYR4KTISFX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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