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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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90 Years of Grace: The Hollywood Princess

Though her acting career was short-lived compared to her role as the Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly was certainly one of the top stars in Hollywood in the mid-1950s. Starting in live television and transitioning to Hollywood roles—and ultimately winding up as an…
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90 Years of Grace: Her '80s Style

Today we’re looking back at some of Princess Grace’s most stylish moments of the 1980s. Before her untimely death in 1982, Grace maintained an active schedule of royal duties. She also struck up a friendship with Diana, Princess of Wales, prior to her wedding, and the two met frequently. Other major events she attended included Hollywood tributes and family weddings. Princess Grace…
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Mistress who cast doubt on a royal marriage returns to Buckingham Palace

Her king called her his ”wife of heart and soul” even though their actual, secret union was declared invalid. Now the woman who cast a shadow over the reign of George IV and even the succession to his throne is returning to Buckingham Palace. A portrait of Maria Fitzherbert, who wed the future George IV after they fell hopelessly in love, is to be displayed at the Queen’s…
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Royals and witchcraft: Eleanor Cobham

Eleanor Cobham is perhaps one of the lesser known royal wives of medieval times. As with most women of her time, not much is known of her youth. She was born around 1400, probably at Sterborough Castle in Kent, which didn’t survive the reign of Oliver Cromwell. Her parents were Reginald Cobham, 3rd Baron Sterborough, 3rd Lord Cobham and Eleanor Culpeper. When she was around 22 years old, she…
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