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Monaco royals keep French zoo from euthanizing elephants

LYON, France, July 12 (UPI) -- Monaco's royal family has rescued two elephants from a French zoo that planned to euthanize them due to suspected tuberculosis infection.

Court to decide fate of elephants

LYON, France, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The highest French court is set to decide on whether to order a stay of execution for two elephants diagnosed with tuberculosis.

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Monaco princess spotted with ex-husband

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 16 (UPI) -- Speculation is rampant in Monaco over the latest development in the love life of Princess Stephanie, the so-called "wild child" of the Grimaldi family.

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2006 with 333 to follow.
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Grimaldi family reportedly cursed

MONACO, Monaco, April 15 (UPI) -- Prince Rainier's status as ruler of Monaco, the world's second-smallest state, did not protect his family from heartache -- and some blame the Grimaldi woes on

U.N. saddened by Rainier death

UNITED NATIONS, April 6 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Wednesday expressed sadness over the death of Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Monaco's Prince Rainier dead at 81

MONACO, Monaco, April 6 (UPI) -- Prince Rainier III of Monaco, one of Europe's longest-reigning monarchs, died Wednesday from multiple organ failure at the age of 81.

Monaco's Rainier stabilizes, but serious

MONACO, Monaco, March 28 (UPI) -- Doctors attending Monaco's ailing Prince Rainier said Monday his condition has stabilized, but he remains in serious condition, the BBC reported.

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Princess, acrobat said divorce-bound

MONACOVILLE, Monaco, July 23 (UPI) -- The 10-month marriage of Princess Stephanie of Monaco and a circus acrobat nine years her junior appears headed for divorce court.
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Princess Stephanie
Princess Stephanie of Monoco meets Kofi Annan, the United Nations' secretary general, during her visit to the UN in New York City on June 2, 2006. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)...

Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (French: Stéphanie Clotilde Louise Herminie Marie Charlotte, Dutch: Stefanie Clotilde Louise Hermine Marie Charlotte; May 21, 1864, Laeken, nearby Brussels – August 23, 1945, Pannonhalma) was the wife of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria. She was the daughter of King Leopold II of Belgium and his wife, Archduchess Marie Henriette of Austria, and was born at the Royal Castle in Laeken. Her grandfather had been Belgium's first king and her aunt was Empress of Mexico.

Archduke Rudolf, heir apparent to the imperial throne of Austria-Hungary, was under pressure from his parents to marry, and young Stéphanie was just about the only available royal princess of Roman Catholic faith at the time who was not already a close relative of Rudolf by blood. Rudolf arrived in Brussels on 5 March 1880 to spend time with Stéphanie. He announced their engagement a mere two days later. However, the wedding had to be postponed because the bride had not yet reached puberty.

On 10 May 1881, several weeks before her 17th birthday, she married Crown Prince Rudolf in the St. Augustine's Church in Vienna. Among the illustrious attendees were the future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and his nephew, the future German Emperor Wilhelm II.

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