LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's children made a big impression on everyone they met at their dad's memorial service - and at the VIP reception afterwards.
Prince Michael, 12, 11-year-old Paris - who paid an emotional tribute to "daddy" at Tuesday's service - and seven-year-old Prince Michael II, also known as "Blanket", sat with other children in The Grand Ballroom at Beverly Hills' Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
The kids' former nanny, Grace Rwaramba, was heard saying: "They are holding up really well. It's good for them to be around other kids."
The trio sat with cousins ranging in age from seven to 17, and spent much of the reception "playing and goofing around".
America's Us Weekly magazine reported: "Blanket appeared playful at the reception, tickling his cousins and tapping others on the shoulder and then running away."
At one point all the youths gathered to look at the programme from the ceremony - which included pictures of Michael.
The children were "polite and poised" and dealt well with the constant stream of well-wishers who came to greet them.
A quartet played soft music at the event, while guests ate mini-cheeseburgers, mini-crab cakes and a selection of cheeses.
Michael's siblings spent much of the reception talking to each other, although it has been claimed sister Janet had distanced herself from the rest of the family.
Brother Jermaine was seen hugging several attendees, while sisters La Toya and Janet were also seen chatting to well-wishers.
Michael's parents - Joe and Katherine - spent time with Brooke. Katherine, the temporary guardian of Michael's children, left the reception with them in tow. - BANG