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Why is Monaco's National Day in November?

As Monaco prepares to celebrate its National Day on 19 November, let’s take a look at why the National Day takes place on that date. Monaco’s National Day is first and foremost the occasion for the Monégasque people to pay tribute to its princes, hence why the day is also called The Sovereign Prince’s Day. This is why the National Day usually changes for each Sovereign Prince…
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90 Years of Grace: Who is Prince Albert?

The man more commonly known as Prince Albert II of Monaco was born Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi on 14 March 1958. The second child and only son of the then monarch of Monaco, Prince Rainier III, and his wife, Princess Grace, Albert was a prince and the heir to the…
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90 Years of Grace: The Princess's Passions

During her royal career, Princess Grace was active in supporting Monaco on the global stage. She focused her charity work to support the arts scene in Monaco, as well as flowers and gardening, healthcare, children, and motherhood. Today, we’re going to take a look at Princess Grace’s patronages and charity work. One of her first patronages was taking over the presidency of the Monaco…
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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…
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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 princess had taken Monaco by storm and transformed its fortunes. However, there was no fairytale ending for Alice Heine, the first…
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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, 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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