30 years ago, today Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco) died in a tragic car accident. It’ll show pictures of Grace and her life as a Princess of Monaco.
Grace was heading to the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. There she was invited to participate in a photo session at the Palace of Monaco with Prince Rainier III. After many delays and complications, Grace finally got to meet Rainier in Monaco. She left Monaco and came back to America, where she worker on another film, ‘The Swan’. Rainier and Grace, privately, became corresponding to each other.
In December, Rainier came to America on a tour, although many people thought that he was looking for a wife. A interviewer asked if he was seeking a wife, he answered, “No.” Rainier met Grace’s parents and three days later, he proposed, Grace accepted and the families began which was called, “The Wedding of the Century.”
Grace and Rainier both had civic and religious weddings. The 40-minute civic ceremony took place in the Palace Throne Room of Monaco on April 18, 1956. The next day, the religious wedding was held at Monaco’s Saint Nicholas Cathedral. Grace’s Wedding dress was created by MGM’s Academy Award-winning, Helen Rose.
Grace gave birth to her first daughter, nine months and four days after the wedding. A little over the year later, they announced the birth of their second child and first son, Prince Albert. 7 years later, they had another child, Princess Stephanie.
Grace was also a member of the International Best Dressed List since 1960.