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Ninety Years of Grace: a star is born

As we continue our series celebrating what would have been Princess Grace’s 90th birthday, we take a look at her Hollywood career as she became a star. Grace’s first acting role came on Broadway where she had a part in Strindberg’s The Father while studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Her hard work and studying while at the Academy led to her…
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The first American Princess of Monaco

American by birth, hugely popular and credited with helping turn Monaco from a forgotten principality into a European hotspot – but this isn’t the story of Grace Kelly. Almost seven decades before her famous marriage to Prince Rainier III, another US born…
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Looking back at the wedding of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace

The royal wedding of Prince Rainier III of Monaco to American actress, Grace Kelly was dubbed the “Wedding of the Century” and took place on the 18th and19th of April 1956. As one of the most respected and highly paid actresses in Hollywood, Grace was asked to join the United States Delegation Committee at the Cannes Film Festival in France in April of 1955. While there, she…
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Princesses of Monaco: Ippolita Trivulzio

Ippolita Trivulzio holds the distinction of being the first woman to hold the title of Princess of Monaco. Today, we are continuing our series by taking a look at the first princess consort in Monaco. Ippolita Trivulzio was born in 1600 in Palazzo Trivulzio, Duchy of…
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Grace Kelly: The American Princess

Grace Patricia Kelly was born on 12 November 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was well-known as an actress, starring in films like Dial M for Murder, To Catch a Thiefand High Society. She became the Princess of Monaco 18 April 1956 when she wed Rainier III…
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Princesses of Monaco: Antoinette de Mérode

Royal Central is taking a look at the princess consorts of Monaco in a new series. This edition focuses on Antoinette de Mérode. Born on 28 September 1828, Antoinette Ghislaine de Merode was born in Brussels, Belgium, to Count Werner de Merode and Countess Victoire de Spangen d’Uyternesse. The day she turned 18, a “golden-haired” Antoinette married Prince Charles III of…
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Princess Charlene shares first-year school photos of her twins

Yesterday, Princess Charlene of Monaco revealed the first-year school photos of her and Prince Albert II’s four-year-old twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques. The twins are seen in black and white photos in their school uniforms consisting of white collared shirts and dark pants. There were three images in total: one of each twin separately and one of them together. Princess…
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