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									         The Kelly Family - 1947

Grace, her father, Kell, Lizanne and her mother

In “Mogambo”, with Clark Gable

Already a consecrated Hollywood star
1954 - Best actress Oscar in “The Country Girl”

 with William Holden           with Marlon Brando
         1956 – Her last film

“High Society” – scene with Louis Armstrong
    “High Society”

Scene with Frank Sinatra
The engagement with Prince Rainier III – Jan 05, 1956

  wearing the flower that was her legendary passion – the orchid
The marriage

in April 19, 1956
Prínce and Princess of Monaco

         Official photo
Familiar life   At official solemnity
            Her firstborn, Princess Caroline

Née Caroline Louise Margueritte Grimaldi, in January 23, 1957
 Prince Albert, second son and first in succession

Born Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi in March 14, 1958
                    The youngest child

Née Stéphanie Marie Élisabeth Grimaldi, in February 1st , 1965
Grandchildren – from the firstborn



                        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).
                       Grimaldi Palace

Is ever since the official residence of Monaco’s Principality Princes
                               Throne room

During the last five centuries is the scenery of most of royal family weddings,
                       besides other solemn ceremonies.
                              The Cliff

View of the Grimaldi Castle on the Cliff, and part of the Port of Monaco.
  Monaco’s Port

Officially, “Port Hercule”
         The Cathedral

Where Grace married and rests forever
                   Court Palace

Its construction begun in 1924; dedicated in May 1st, 1930
         Oceanographic Museum

Dedicated in 1910 by its founder, Prince Albert I
          Oceanographic Museum - facade

This Museum and Institute was directed by Jacques Cousteau
                              Fontvieille Port

Built 50 years ago, protected by the oriental part of the Cliff of Monaco is the
                              best sheltered one.
“Hotel de Paris”

Inaugurated in 1864
“Hotel de Paris”

   Salle Empire
Grand Prix Sunday

Monaco is a party allover
             Grand Prix Circuit

View from outside the upper exit of the train station
         Grand Prix Sunday - Hotel de Paris

The guardrails were still in place from the Monaco Grand Prix
Casino Plaza

 On a feast day
Monte Carlo

  The beach
Art in the gardens

 Botero – Adam and Eve

... collective of luxury… ...

... or singular opulence ...
The Shopping Mall

 Outside architecture
The Shopping Mall

   Inside shops
Monte Carlo

The port at night
             “Café de Paris”

Where everybody “happens”, or watch who does…
                  “Café de Paris”

At night, more swarm still Monaco’s mythic meeting point
                  Hotel Hermitage

One of the most traditional and refined of Monaco’s hotels.
Hotel Hermitage

  Main entrance
Hotel Hermitage

Hotel Hermitage

 Salle Belle Epoque
         Monte Carlo Casino – architecture detail

By Charles Garnier, architect that projected also the Paris Opera
Monte Carlo Casino

 Under its lights magic
 Monte Carlo Opera House

Conceived by Charles Garnier as well
Monte Carlo Opera House

    The Royal Entrance
                        The sons at present...

The son, present Sovereign Prince of Principality as Albert II, and Princesses
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
      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

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