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Prince Rainier III was reunited in death with his beloved Princess Grace on Friday in Monaco's cathedral during an emotional and pomp-filled funeral at the site where the two began their fairy-tale marriage nearly half a century ago.

Their children -- heir Prince Albert II and Princesses Caroline and Stephanie -- followed the funeral cortege from Monaco's royal palace to the cathedral.

The only sound across the tiny principality was the slow tolling of bells for Europe's longest-serving monarch, who died April 6 at the age of 81.

The Monte Carlo casino was closed, as were other businesses, and security was tight as the funeral attracted more than half a dozen heads of state and dignitaries from 60 countries.

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