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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, Prince of Monaco. Success ran in the family, as her father John Kelly was a three-time Olympic gold medalist for the United…
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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…
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90 Years of Grace: Her '70s Style

Today we’re looking back at some of Princess Grace’s most stylish moments of the 1970s. This decade saw her as a hard-working royal who also took part in family events and made her way back to Hollywood several times for events. Perhaps the biggest event of the decade was the marriage of her elder daughter, Princess Caroline, in 1978. Princess Grace followed the fashion trends of the…
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Ninety Years of Grace: Who were Grace Kelly's bridesmaids?

It has been over sixty years since fifties Hollywood Princess, Grace Kelly, wed Prince Rainer in a small civil ceremony making her a real-life Princess of Monaco. On the 18th of April, 1956, Grace looked stylish and elegant as she exchanged vows and became Her Serene Highness Princess Grace Patricia of Monaco in a beige lace and dusty rose silk suit designed by Helen Rose. It was the religious…
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90 Years of Grace: Her '50s Style

As Royal Central marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of one of modern history’s most famous princesses, we are taking a look back at some of Grace’s most stylish moments of the 1950s. This decade saw her rise to Hollywood stardom by the mid ’50s, with an Oscar under her belt, before leaving it all behind for true love in Monaco, becoming Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco…
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