Tuesday, February 12, 2008


La petit grand royaume d'une Pricesse

The Kelly family - 1947

Grace, her father Kell, Lizanne and her mother

1952 - with Clark Gable in Mogambo

1954 - Best Acress Oscar for The Country Girl

1956 - Her last film High Society

with Louis Armstrong

with Frank Sinatra

Engagement with Prince Rainier III - Jan 05, 1956

wearing the flower that was her legendary passion - the Orchid

The wedding - April 19, 1956

Her firstborn, Princess Caroline

Prince Albert, second child and first in succession

born Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi on March 14, 1958

The youngest child

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

Grand Prix Circuit

view from outside the upper exit of the train station

Grand Prix Sunday - Hotel de Paris

Casino Plaza

Monte Carlo beach

Botero – Adam and Eve

The Shopping Mall - outside architecture

The Shopping Mall - inside shops

Monte Carlo port at night

Café de Paris

Café de Paris

Hotel Hermitage

Hotel Hermitage

Hotel Hermitage

Salle Belle Epoque

Monte Carlo Casino – architecture detail

By Charles Garnier, architect that also managed the Paris Opera

Monte Carlo Casino

Monte Carlo Opera House

Conceived by Charles Garnier as well

Monte Carlo Opera House

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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