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Royal History - Princess Grace of Monaco

Grace Kelly - Princess Grace of Monaco

Who Was She?

Elegant American actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982) starred in such popular movies as High Society, Rear Window and To Catch a Thief before leaving Hollywood to marry Prince Rainier III of Monaco, whom she met at the Cannes Film Festival, thereby becoming known as Princess Grace. As well as her royal duties in her adopted country she became an international philanthropist and remained a global fashion icon. You can be a princess just like Grace by following her example…

How You Can Be Like Her:

Go for your dreams and never be discouraged from your goals. A perfect example is Grace’s decision to pursue acting even though her father harshly discouraged her. But determined Grace worked hard at her craft, won an Oscar – for The Country Girl - and became a major movie star with a string of box office hits. Grace’s princess-like qualities of serenity and poise were a huge part of her appeal to movie audiences.

How She Met Her Prince:

She met her prince through work – as so many people do. You can too. Grace was in France for the 1955 Cannes Film Festival and as head of the U.S. delegation was invited to a photoshoot with Prince Rainier. The attraction was instant, the courtship like a fairytale, and they were married a year later – living happily ever after and having three children.

How To Have Her Style:

Emulate Grace’s style: everyday fashion of simple but well pulled together looks and a fresh-faced appearance of bright skin and little make up. Of course, it also helps to look elegant in dresses. She was known as the best tailored woman in Hollywood for her stunning screen outfits. Her royal wedding dress, made by Oscar winning MGM costume designer Helen Rose, was worked on for six weeks by three dozen seamstresses. Grace was inaugurated into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Modern designers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Zac Posen have cited her as a fashion inspiration.

Learn From Her Good Deeds:

Become involved in many cultural and charitable organizations and causes – just like her. Princess Grace was a strong advocate for mothers, founded a non-profit organization supporting the well-being of children throughout the world and championed the arts. To this day, her foundation continues to provide scholarships for emerging talent in theater and film.

Contributing blog author Sandro Monetti is a world-renowned expert on all things Royal! He most recently covered the groundbreaking Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their lives after leaving the formal duties of the British Royal Family. Here at The Princess Network, we are absolutely thrilled to learn more about royal and princess history from him! More can be found about him at his website,

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