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Wedding anniversary of Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly

April 19

Meeting of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

April 19, 1956, the legendary wedding of Prince Monaco Rainier III and the 26-year-old American actress Grace Kelly took place. The religious ceremony took place in the main Cathedral of the Principality in Monaco-ville, at the end of the service a congratulation from the Pope of Rome was read. After the ceremony, the newlyweds drove through the streets of Monaco in an open-top car, welcoming thousands of citizens and tourists who arrived for the feast. Honeymoon couple spent on the Prince Rainier’s yacht in a trip on the Mediterranean Sea. The bride’s dress, according to the traditions of that time, was provided by the film company MGM Studio. Interestingly, Grace Kelly can not be called a Cinderella who married the Prince – the bride’s dowry was $ 2 million.

Grace Kelly
@ Georges Lukomski – Archives du Palais Princier de Monaco


April 19
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