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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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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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