Robert W Service,
On the occasion of the marriage of Prince Rainier of
Monaco to Grace Kelly.
Princess whose magic pen was dipped
In radiant colours of romance
To write the wonder of you script,
Your fairy-tale of chance?
Bring us Beauty, Art and Grace
We welcome to this land of ours
And with our homage take your place
'mid song and flowers.
Long may you play your golden part,
Not only to en-sky your name,
But to be throned in every heart
With heart-fire fame.
A people we, proud of our Past,
From modern urgency afar,
Long have we hoped with faith steadfast
To hail with ecstasy a Star
April 19 1956
Son Altesse Sérénissime le Prince Rainier III