Supercilious Ivy League High Tory
- Aug 29, 2011
Condé kept a straight face; neither smiling, frowning or giving any emotion as he took a step forward. “I wish to offer my condolences again, Sire. It saddens me that this tragedy is to be the main topic between us, it’s never a pleasant thing.” The Prince said before he sat down opposite of the King. “I have prepared the funeral arrangements for the Prince. I have arranged that his body is to be brought to the Notre-Dame Cathedral this coming Thursday at nine, Monsieur and Louis along with the rest of the family and you, sire, will be given time to say your private goodbyes before he is moved.
He will be drawn through Paris on a horse carriage. Regiments from the Royal and National Guard shall march after the coffin and the régiment de Monsieur shall ride before it. At the Cathedral his body will lay in state until Sunday, where the people of France can come and pay their respects. Standing vigil over him with six hour interval will be soldiers from the previous mentioned regiments. I would also have Monsieur, Louis, myself and Philippe stand vigil over him during the first of these, if they are willing of course and it is not too much for them.
Sunday morning the Prince will be moved to the Basilique royale de Saint-Denis where his funeral will take place. I have also issued a week of public morning, and the coming Sunday of his funeral, a mass and prayer for his soul will be said in all churches of France. I will also make arrangement to have bread given out by the monks and nuns of France in his memory, as well as speak with the Archbishop of Reims regarding the commission of a statue to the Prince.”
"That is most gracious of you, cousin, for I believe that my nephew was among the kindest hearts in our Kingdom, and it should be made known that our love was supreme, so the people of the realm may participate in our ultimate farewell. I believe my brother and I are too grieved to make any practical considerations on our own, so I am thankful for this proposition. Is there anything else you require, before I retire to my grief?"