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I was wondering if the Palace would mark the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Grace Kelly's birth,the photos are wonderful.
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:42 PM
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So pleased that the Palace have decided to mark this poignant anniversary.
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Here's a photo that I've never seen before,Princess Grace arriving at Dublin Airport on the 27th of June 1973 on one of her many visits to Ireland.

https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detai...hoto/952033508
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I found this earlier its from the Irish State Archives .Following the death of the Princess a book of condolences was opened at the Dublin home of the Honorary Consul General of Monaco, Lord Killanin .One of the visitors was the then he Taoiseach of Ireland (Prime Minister) Charles J. Haughey as well as former ones.

https://www.rte.ie/archives/2017/090...rincess-grace/

The Irish State was the only one to represented by a Head of State at the State funeral in Monaco.
The then President of Ireland Dr. Patrick J. Hillery joined the Princess of Wales ,the U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan the French First Lady, Queen Anne Marie of Greece, Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, The Infanta Pilar of Spain, Prince Bertil of Sweden, Princess Benedikte of Denmark among the many royal guests.

The visits to Ireland also caused huge excitement here
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Pauline O'Regan who worked for Irish Fashion designer Irene Gilbert talks about a visit by Princess Grace to the studio on St Stephen's Green, Dublin in the 60's.

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This is my favorite interview of Princess Grace. My mother adored her:

https://youtu.be/MbBLm2ev4xc
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This is my favorite interview of Princess Grace. My mother adored her: https://youtu.be/YeR9EiF1Axk
SAME!!! I really enjoyed it.
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:26 PM
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Princess Grace filmed "The Nativity " a Christmas Message at St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican for Christmas 1981. Am I detecting an Irish accent?

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I found this earlier its from the Irish State Archives .Following the death of the Princess a book of condolences was opened at the Dublin home of the Honorary Consul General of Monaco, Lord Killanin .One of the visitors was the then he Taoiseach of Ireland (Prime Minister) Charles J. Haughey as well as former ones.

https://www.rte.ie/archives/2017/090...rincess-grace/

The Irish State was the only one to represented by a Head of State at the State funeral in Monaco.
The then President of Ireland Dr. Patrick J. Hillery joined the Princess of Wales ,the U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan the French First Lady, Queen Anne Marie of Greece, Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, The Infanta Pilar of Spain, Prince Bertil of Sweden, Princess Benedikte of Denmark among the many royal guests.
She was half Irish by blood I think. I don't know which part of Ireland the Kelly family came from. It's a common surname in many parts of Ireland I understand.

Did she have links with Ireland in her lifetime I wonder?
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She had relatives in Ireland, and I remember her visiting when I was a child...Kelly is as common a name as Jones..or Smith... and I think that mabye she had a place in ireland that she spent soem holidays in, for a time. I dont think she has an Irish accent....but her father was Irish and her mohter German American...
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She was half Irish by blood I think. I don't know which part of Ireland the Kelly family came from. It's a common surname in many parts of Ireland I understand.

Did she have links with Ireland in her lifetime I wonder?
Princes Grace's Irish roots were from near Newport, Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland. Her grandfather John Peter Kelly was born there in 1857.


The Princess paid regular visits to Ireland through out the 60's and 70's .

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An Ard Ri & Denville - thank you for your answers.

Mayo is a gorgeous part of the world.
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I'd imagine the Princess walked in the footsteps of her Irish ancestors on that pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick (St Patrick's Mountain) in County Mayo.
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I've just watched the clips up thread. It must have been quite the social occasion at the time. Nice to think she maintained links.

Rather different climate in Mayo to the French Riviera!!

Oh my goodness!!!!

It shows the interior of Powerscourt House before the fire!!!!!

I've never seen it on film before. Only in pictures.
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Old 01-14-2021, 05:06 AM
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I'm always struck by the crowds the Princess attracted in Ireland on her visits here and really had a special place in the hearts of the Irish.
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My grandmother has often told the story about how she was in the hospital giving birth at the same time as Princess Grace was giving birth to Prince Albert in 1958 (not in the same hospital of course). Everyone was glued to the radio to get fresh news and apparently she kept asking while giving labour "Has Gracean (the dear Grace) given birth yet?". So yes, Grace was wildly popular and adored at the time even in a Swedish small town hospital.
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My grandmother has often told the story about how she was in the hospital giving birth at the same time as Princess Grace was giving birth to Prince Albert in 1958 (not in the same hospital of course). Everyone was glued to the radio to get fresh news and apparently she kept asking while giving labour "Has Gracean (the dear Grace) given birth yet?". So yes, Grace was wildly popular and adored at the time even in a Swedish small town hospital.
That's a really lovely story.

I watched the State Funeral of Princess Grace with my grandmother I can vaguely remember the silence in her house as everyone sat around and watched it.
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I used to have a pretty picture of Grace as my avatar. I just noticed we don't have avatars or signatures anymore.
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I used to have a pretty picture of Grace as my avatar. I just noticed we don't have avatars or signatures anymore.
I see your avatar. It's the same as always.
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Visit to New York and Philadelphia in November 1958 by Prince Rainier III & Princess Grace.
Nice interview towards the end and the Prince is silent.

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