On Sunday December 26, 2021, Charlene of Monaco paid tribute to Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, who died at the age of 90. On Instagram, the wife of Albert of Monaco showed him one last time her affection.
Charlene of Monaco has lost a loved one … Sunday, December 26, 2021, Desmond Tutu, Anglican South African archbishop, icon of the fight against apartheid, died at the age of 90. In July 2011, it was in South Africa that the wife ofAlbert de Monaco had rubbed shoulders with the latter, when she had become one of the ambassadors of his charity. Following their meeting, Desmond Tutu said: “We are very happy because you have a heart. It shows that you take things to heart, and we just want to say a big thank you to God for you, because you wanted to use your fame to help other people.“Following the disappearance of her friend, Charlene of Monaco shared:”My dear friend, you will be missed. I know you are with our fathers. I will always have fond memories of us. And your laughter will stay in my heart forever. Rest in peace.“
Sunday night, Desmond Tutu’s Foundation announced that his funeral will be held on Saturday January 1, 2022 in St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, former parish of the one who was nicknamed The Arch. Among the announced provisions, his foundation indicated that “the bells of St. George’s Cathedral will be rung every day for ten minutes, starting at noon“, all week from Monday to Friday, the day the body of the deceased”will rest in a fiery chapel in the cathedral.“
Rain of tributes for Desmond Tutu
Following the announcement of the disappearance of the Anglican South African archbishop, many personalities have spoken. Elizabeth II unveiled: “The entire Royal Family join me in expressing our deep sorrow at the news of the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a man who tirelessly defended human rights in South Africa and around the world. I fondly remember my meetings with him, his great friendliness and his humor.Barack Obama wrote on Twitter: “Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a mentor, friend and moral guide to me and so many others. A universal spirit, Archbishop Tutu was engaged in the struggle for liberation and justice in his own country, but also fought against injustice everywhere else.“For her part, Christiane Taubira shared:”His laughter echoes, for I have also known the sound of his anger and I have seen his tears up close. Student, I worshiped Desmond Tutu. Member of Parliament, I was able to say thank you for so much courage. Minister, I officially greeted him. Last time saying goodbye to Mandela. What a life !“
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