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Prince Albert of Monaco leads masked mourners at cousin’s funeral

Monaco Cathedral
By Berthold Wernerld Werner - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wiki Commons

Prince Albert II of Monaco has paid his last respects to his cousin, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy, at her funeral in Monte Carlo. She died in Monaco on June 10th 2020.

Prince Albert was joined by his wife, Princess Charlene, and his sisters, Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie, at the funeral which saw all mourners wear black face masks as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Along with Elisabeth-Anne’s children and grandson, they stood in silence as her coffin was carried into Monaco Cathedral where her funeral service

She was known for her support of a wide range of charities while she also acted as President of the Monte Carlo Country Club and the  Monegasque Tennis Federation. She was also a godmother to Princess Stephanie.

Baroness de Massy married twice – firstly, to Baron Bernard Taubert-Natta, with whom she had a son, Jean-Leonard. After her divorce, she married Nicolai Costello and they had a daughter, Melanie-Antoinette. She also had a grandson, Melchior, son of Jean-Leonard de Massy.

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