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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, Princess Gabriella (who donned a cute red beret) and Prince Jacques (who was wearing a mini military uniform). Prince…
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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 Monegasque throne from birth. He was baptised on 20 April 1958 with Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain and Prince Louis de…
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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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