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  • 1. The Kelly Family - 1947 Grace, her father, Kell, Lizanne and her mother
  • 2. 1952 In “Mogambo”, with Clark Gable
  • 3. 1954 Already a consecrated Hollywood star
  • 4. 1954 - Best actress Oscar in “The Country Girl” with William Holden with Marlon Brando
  • 5. 1956 – Her last film “High Society” – scene with Louis Armstrong
  • 6. “High Society” Scene with Frank Sinatra
  • 7. The engagement with Prince Rainier III – Jan 05, 1956 wearing the flower that was her legendary passion – the orchid
  • 8. The marriage in April 19, 1956
  • 9. Prínce and Princess of Monaco Official photo
  • 10. Familiar life At official solemnity
  • 11. Her firstborn, Princess Caroline Née Caroline Louise Margueritte Grimaldi, in January 23, 1957
  • 12. Prince Albert, second son and first in succession Born Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi in March 14, 1958
  • 13. The youngest child Née Stéphanie Marie Élisabeth Grimaldi, in February 1st , 1965
  • 14. Grandchildren – from the firstborn Pierre Charlotte Andrea
  • 15. Principality of Monaco The Grimaldi, a family of Genovese origin exiles, in December 8, 1297 joined Monaco’s Fortress – by then a Genovese colony – and launched the first stone in this fortified square (today the Principality Palace).
  • 16. Grimaldi Palace Is ever since the official residence of Monaco’s Principality Princes
  • 17. Throne room During the last five centuries is the scenery of most of royal family weddings, besides other solemn ceremonies.
  • 18. The Cliff View of the Grimaldi Castle on the Cliff, and part of the Port of Monaco.
  • 19. Monaco’s Port Officially, “Port Hercule”
  • 20. The Cathedral Where Grace married and rests forever
  • 21. Court Palace Its construction begun in 1924; dedicated in May 1st, 1930
  • 22. Oceanographic Museum Dedicated in 1910 by its founder, Prince Albert I
  • 23. Oceanographic Museum - facade This Museum and Institute was directed by Jacques Cousteau
  • 24. Fontvieille Port Built 50 years ago, protected by the oriental part of the Cliff of Monaco is the best sheltered one.
  • 25. “Hotel de Paris” Inaugurated in 1864
  • 26. “Hotel de Paris” Salle Empire
  • 27. Grand Prix Sunday Monaco is a party allover
  • 28. Grand Prix Circuit View from outside the upper exit of the train station
  • 29. Grand Prix Sunday - Hotel de Paris The guardrails were still in place from the Monaco Grand Prix
  • 30. Casino Plaza On a feast day
  • 31. Monte Carlo The beach
  • 32. Art in the gardens Botero – Adam and Eve
  • 33. Marina ... collective of luxury… ...
  • 34. Pier ... or singular opulence ...
  • 35. The Shopping Mall Outside architecture
  • 36. The Shopping Mall Inside shops
  • 37. Monte Carlo The port at night
  • 38. “Café de Paris” Where everybody “happens”, or watch who does…
  • 39. “Café de Paris” At night, more swarm still Monaco’s mythic meeting point
  • 40. Hotel Hermitage One of the most traditional and refined of Monaco’s hotels.
  • 41. Hotel Hermitage Main entrance
  • 42. Hotel Hermitage Lobby
  • 43. Hotel Hermitage Salle Belle Epoque
  • 44. Monte Carlo Casino – architecture detail By Charles Garnier, architect that projected also the Paris Opera
  • 45. Monte Carlo Casino Under its lights magic
  • 46. Monte Carlo Opera House Conceived by Charles Garnier as well
  • 47. Monte Carlo Opera House The Royal Entrance
  • 48. The sons at present... The son, present Sovereign Prince of Principality as Albert II, and Princesses
  • 49. Grace also left her mark adding a new tradition – 54th Ball of Roses – III 24, 2007 Roses were amongst the passions of Princess Grace, who idealized this social and beneficent happening, and has been its first hostess
  • 50. and… in July 27, 2007, the 59th Red Cross’ Beneficent Ball Honoring Princess Grace, when Grimaldi’s House Princesses entered bearing bouquets of other of its great passions – the orchids