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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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90 Years of Grace: Her '60s Style

Today we’re looking back at some of Princess Grace’s most stylish moments of the 1960s. This decade saw her and Prince Rainer welcome their third child, Princess Stéphanie, in 1965; attend the Summer Olympics in Rome in 1960; pay two state visits to Ireland, in 1961 and 1965; and celebrate both the centenary of Monaco and Grace’s 40th birthday towards the end of the…
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Ninety Years of Grace: Princess Grace’s first wedding dress

Her gown she wore for her religious marriage is one of the most famous royal outfits ever worn and an icon of the 20th century but Grace Kelly had another wedding dress before that celebrated creation. Grace and Prince Rainier III of Monaco said ‘I do’ in a civil ceremony the day before the church service beamed around the world and for that event, this royal bride wore pink. The two piece…
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