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MEDIA - TIME MAGAZINE PRINCE RAINIER

 

Time prematurely reports on Prince Rainier's death

BY A CORRESPONDENT

April 9: The venerable Time magazine had egg on its face last week, when its latest South Pacific edition announced the death of Prince Rainier of Monaco, well in advance of the ailing Prince's demise. The palace bristled, the public protested and Time apologised for the incident. In the next issue of Time South Pacific, Time will be carrying an apology for Prince Rainier goof-up.

The blunder edition of Time was circulated in New  Zealand and Australia. The obituary said: "Monaco's beloved ruler... although credited with modernising the tiny Mediterranean principality during his 56-year reign, was best known for his storybook wedding to
Academy Award winner Grace Kelly."

Time South Pacific termed the prince as a "playboy in  his youth" who later cleaned up Monaco's reputation as a "sunny place for shady people".

As is the practice with many newspapers and magazines when monitoring news developments of seriously ill people, Time magazine had kept an obituary page of the beloved prince ready for use just in case the Prince passed away at magazine deadline time. There was another page which carried the actual story on the  prince's failing health. Time South Pacific editor Steve Waterson told New Zealand's The Press newspaper that Time was very apologetic for the blunder. Mr
Waterson said that the production manager at Time was away on leave, and her temporary replacement goofed up, using one set of pages instead of the other.

Rainier's palace could not care less. A Monaco palace  media official said the royals were "very surprised and shocked that such information should be released by such a respectable magazine".

"It doesn't make any sense. I don't know on what basis they have printed such information," the official was quoted as saying in The Press.

Rainier, the prince of Monaco passed away early this  week. Ironically, in the forthcoming issue of Time, the magazine will be retracting its earlier "death" news and publishing the actual obit as well. The  Prince of Monaco must be turning in his grave.

BY A CORRESPONDENT

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