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Charles III: Golden Pages in the History of Monaco

Prince Charles III

Charles III was not the very first Prince of Monaco. However, many things in the Principality began with him. This monarch was the founder of diplomatic relations between Russia and Monaco, and he also signed an agreement for the construction of the first railroad through the Principality. He was the one who built the Monte Carlo area with its famous …

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The house of Grimaldi: Prince Albert I: Explorer, scientist, reformer and pacifist

Prince Albert I

The life of Prince Albert I is a fascinating history of exploration and adventure, as well as the promotion of peace. This piece examines his progression from a young dreamer to a leader. “Europe will sort out its problems which are weakening it and devouring its resources, only with consensus and conflict solving.” Albert I. There is no greater philanthropist …

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The House of Grimaldi: Princess Stephanie of Monaco

The Princely Family: Princess Stephanie of Monaco

Prince Albert’s younger sister Stephanie was born in Monaco on 1st February 1965. Her uncle John Brandon Jr was her godfather and the Baroness Elisabeth-Ann de Massy is her godmother. Stephanie attended the Dames de Saint-Maur School in Monaco, and then continued her studies at Dupanloup college in Paris. She received her Baccalaureat degree in 1982. As expected from a …

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The House of Grimaldi: Rainier III- The Builder Prince of Monaco

Prince Rainier III – “The Builder”

On 6th April 2005, another chapter of Monaco’s history came to an end. The oldest European monarch Prince Rainier III died at Monaco’s Cardiothoracic Centre at the age of 81. Prince Rainier III was one of those outstanding rulers whose reign has completely changed the image of Monaco. Let’s see how it all started. Rainier was born on 21st May …

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The House of Grimaldi: new generation. Pierre Casiraghi

The new generation of Grimaldi: Pierre Casiraghi

Pierre’s bachelor life didn’t last too long. While his crowned uncle was actively seeking love, 21-year-old Pierre met his one and only Beatrice Borromeo while studying at the University of Milan. Two years had passed before Beatrice and Pierre revealed their relationship and the paparazzi set to work. The royal couple has gone through a lot… But let’s start from …

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The House of Grimaldi: new generation. Pauline and Louis Ducruet

Princess Stephanie’s children: Pauline and Louis Ducruet

You already know the history of the Grimaldis’ older generation. Time to meet the younger members of the royal family. We’ll start with Princess Stephanie’s children Pauline and Louis. Louis Robert Paul Ducruet is an illegitimate child of Princess Stephanie and her bodyguard Daniel Ducruet. Born in 1992, the boy spent his childhood away from the paparazzi and public attention. Even …

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The House of Grimaldi: new generation. Andrea Casiraghi

New generation of Grimaldi: Andrea Casiraghi

Continuing the series of publications about Grimaldi Family we will tell you about Andrea Casiraghi who is the elder nephew of Albert II. Andrea is the fourth in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne owing to being the first-born of Princess Caroline and Stefano Casiraghi. He spent his childhood with his younger brother and sister. Andrea was only …

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The House of Grimaldi: Princess Grace- the Ice Queen of Monaco

Grace Kelly, Ice queen of Monaco

The world has always been intrigued by the question: who was the “real” Grace Kelly? Perhaps, the image of the elegant “Ice Queen” who had led a very private life was the reason for various stories and legends. Nowadays one cannot tell the true from the false. Today we’ll show you how the shy daughter of a building tycoon became …

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The House of Grimaldi: Charlotte Casiraghi- the style icon from Monaco

Charlotte Casiraghi: The Style Icon From Monaco

Officially, Charlotte cannot be called a princess, as she has no official royal title. “I’m not a princess. My mother is, not me. I am the niece of a head of state. And with this status, I have some representational duties – nothing very constraining or very exceptional”, she confessed in her interview for Vogue Paris. Indeed, Charlotte has exercised …

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The House of Grimaldi: Charlene, Princess of Monaco

Prince Albert II with Princess Charlene

Born in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Charlene moved to South Africa with her family at the age of 12. At the time, the future princess could not imagine where her passion for sports would lead her. Inheriting a love for swimming from her mother, who herself was a diver and swimming coach, Charlene was passionate about water sports from an early age. …

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