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									         The Kelly Family - 1947




Grace, her father, Kell, Lizanne and her mother
           1952




In “Mogambo”, with Clark Gable
              1954




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




                                     Pierre


                      Charlotte

Andrea
                        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
        Marina




... collective of luxury… ...
           Pier




... 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




    Lobby
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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