Royal Anniversary: Birth of Princess Grace of Monaco
November 12th, 1929
The iconic Grace Kelly was born on November 12th, 1929 in Philadelphia. Her father was the Irish-American John B. Kelly, Sr, who was also known as ‘Jack’, and her mother Margaret Katherine Majer, who was of German decent. The young Grace Kelly had a strict Roman Catholic upbringing with her siblings – Margaret, John and Lizanne.
Prior to her marriage into the Princely Family of Monaco, Grace Kelly had an impressive movie career in the 1950s, with a string of hit movies such as High Noon, Rear Window and Dial M for Murder.
In 1954, she won an Academy Award for her role as Georgie Elgin in The Country Girl; while her last movie prior to her marriage was High Society with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. In 1956, Grace married Prince Rainier III of Monaco after a short romance. Their wedding still captivates many to this day.
Following her marriage Grace was styled Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, but was better known as Princess Grace.Filed under Historical Royals, Monaco Royals
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