Love Story Of Grace Kelly And Prince Rainier: Their Marriage And Life Together
Mention the name - Grace Kelly and what immediately comes to mind is beauty, grace, style, and glamour. She embodied all these and more. But then, she was also the wave-making American actress who walked away from Hollywood at the height of her career to be with the man of her dreams – Prince Rainer III of Monaco.
About Grace Kelly
Even though, the life-span of her career wasn’t that long, given that she was only in Hollywood for about 6 years, her performance in that interval was top-rated so much so that she won herself an Oscar.
How Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier met, their marriage and life together
The Cannes Film Festival happens to be the love garden where Grace Kelly met and fell in love with a real-life prince. Talking about fantasies and fairytales, this is as close as we can get to one.
The American actress was there to promote the TV series – To Catch a Thief. But as providence would have it, she was caught instead by the Prince of Monaco, who was actually wife-hunting at the festival that year.
News has it that a mutual friend of his and Marilyn Monroe had recommended her as a likely partner, but the royal was loathing to consider her. And then, there was the ever charming and exquisite Grace Kelly who caught Rainer’s fancy when he laid eyes on her.
Present at the festival was Pierre Galante – the director of Paris Match Magazine who set up a photo-session for the two would-be lovebirds. Not wanting to leave anything to chance Father Tucker who happened to be the Prince’s priest took it upon himself to see that both of them communicated and kept in touch until their relationship culminated into what many described as the wedding of the century.
Their children, Grace Kelly’s death, and legacy
In that space of time, three adorable children were welcomed into the family. The first of them being Princess Caroline, followed by Prince Albert and lastly Princess Stephanie. The perfect world both the Princess and her heartthrob had built came crashing on the day that Grace developed a stroke while driving.
The accident that ensued claimed her life the day after. Though the world had to bid her goodbye, her works remind us of her every day. Asides from her films, there is her NGO ‘AMADE Mondiale’ which is dedicated to children’s well-being the world over and recognized by the United Nations.
Theirs was a match made in Heaven. Even though Grace had to give up her career in Hollywood as she attended to her duties as the adorable Princess of Monaco, yet her marriage was blissful and it lasted for 26 years.
Also, for her active role in supporting budding artists in the film industry, the “Princess Grace Foundation - USA” was launched immediately after her death and it continues to be a beacon of hope to emerging artists.
She will be greatly missed but her works and legacy speak for her.
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