Say Hello to Prince Pierre, the Littlest Monegasque
updated 09/21/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/21/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Named after Prince Rainier's father, the late Prince Pierre of Monaco, little Pierre's arrival is a welcome diversion during what is surely a difficult time for the family. It was exactly five years ago this week that Caroline's mother, Princess Grace, died. The newest Grimaldi (and presumably fourth in line for the throne) was born at 2:46 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. Like his two siblings, brother Andrea, 3, and sister Charlotte, 13 months, Pierre was born via natural childbirth. He arrived just 46 minutes after Stefano Casiraghi, 27, Caroline's husband, a businessman, rushed her to the delivery room. Caroline's father, Prince Rainier, 64, and her brother, Prince Albert, 29, who'd been chowing down by candlelight at City Hall, came too when they got the news. (Absent was Rainier and Grace's youngest, Princess Stephanie, 22, busy in L.A. making an album.)
Princess Grace was always known as a devoted mom, and Caroline seems to be following suit. Not long ago, says one local official, "She kept everyone waiting at one opening over which she was presiding, rushing in a half hour late to apologize that she had to tend to Andrea." The royal schedule-bender: "He refused to eat his porridge."