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Monaco's Prince Albert Enthroned

Prince Albert of Monaco has been enthroned, completing the succession process that began with the death of his father, Prince Rainier.

Prince Albert was sworn in as the head of state at a ceremony Saturday led by Monsignor Bernard Barsi, the archbishop of Monaco.

The two sisters of the Prince as well as hundreds of dignitaries and guests attended the service at the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas where Prince Rainier married Prince Albert's mother, the late Hollywood actress, Grace Kelly.

Prince Rainier died in April at the age of 81. At his death, he was Europe's longest ruling monarch. Prince Albert assumed the throne in July after a three month mourning period. The prince's family - the Grimaldis - has ruled Monaco for more than 700 years.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.