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Grace's children: Who is Princess Stéphanie of Monaco?

Princess Stéphanie Marie Elisabeth was born in the Princes Palace in Monte Carlo, the capital of the small sun-kissed principality of Monaco, on 1 February 1965. The youngest child of Their Serene Highnesses, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and Grace, Princess of Monaco, she was third in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne at the time of her birth, following her older brother, Prince…
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Monaco's royals celebrate National Day

Yesterday, Monaco’s Princely Family celebrated the principality’s National Day (or Prince’s Day), and Princess Grace was on all their minds as this year would have marked her 90th birthday. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene were there with their twins…
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A special tribute to Princess Grace on Monaco's national day

The Prince’s Palace in Monaco was filled with the tune of ‘Amazing Grace’ as celebrations took place on a very special date in the country’s calendar. Events for National Day in Monaco included a musical marking of the 90th anniversary of the birth of Princess Grace. Prince Albert II, Grace’s only son, was moved to tears as a lone piper began the rendition of the…
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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…
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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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Ninety Years of Grace: Mother of the Bride

As we mark the 90th anniversary of Grace Kelly’s birth this month, Royal Central looks back on several aspects of her life. As Princess Grace died on 14 September 1982, she witnessed only one of her children’s weddings when her eldest daughter, Princess Caroline married Philippe Junot on 28 June 1978. Philippe Junot was a Parisian banker, and he was 17 years older than Princess…
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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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Ninety Years of Grace: her life in photos

Grace Patricia Kelly, the Hollywood film star who became the most famous princess in the world, was born on November 12th 1929. Ninety years on, she remains one of the ultimate regal icons of the 20th century. From the romance that turned her into a princess to her work to support children and families, her royal life was one of the most talked about in the world. On the 90th anniversary of the…
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