Unforgettable: April 19, 1956, Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly said “yes” to each other
How to miss such a union? On April 19, 1956, exactly 66 years ago, Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly were married in the Cathedral of Monaco. An incredible wedding in terms of its beauty and notoriety, remained in people’s minds for a long time. The two lovers met a year earlier during the Cannes Film Festival and met in the gardens of the Palace of Monaco, not far from the Croisette.
More than 600 people were invited to attend this luxurious wedding. The beautiful dress that the actress wore during the civil ceremony was signed Helen Rose, costume designer at MGM. The dowry claimed for Grace Kelly was set at $2 million, a staggering amount at the time. Their wedding was watched live on television by millions and millions of viewers.
After becoming “Grace of Monaco”, Grace Kelly was terminated from her acting career. Many rumors circulated about the veracity of the love between Rainier III and Grace of Monaco. Financial arrangements between the rock and, at the time, the first world economic power would be at the origin of this union according to these rumors.
Their union gave birth to Caroline of Monaco, Albert II and Stephanie of Monaco.