Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly (Nov. 12, 1929 – Sept. 14, 1982) was an American actress who married Rainier III Prince of Monaco 19 April 1956.

The Palace of Monaco was painted and redecorated in preparation for the royal wedding. On April 4, 1956, departing from Pier 84 in New York Harbor, Grace Kelly, with her family, bridesmaids, poodle and over eighty pieces of luggage boarded the ocean liner SS Constitution for the French Riviera.

Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly disembark from the yacht he gave her for their wedding.

Grace Kelly getting her gowns in order before leaving Hollywood for her Monaco wedding in 1956.

The formal ceremony took place at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in front of 600 guests.

Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, designed by MGM Academy Award–winning Helen Rose, was worked on for six weeks by three dozen seamstresses. The dress required 25 yards of silk taffeta, 100 yards of silk net, 125-year-old rose-point lace bought from a museum and thousands of tiny pearls

kelly wedding party

Grace Kelly’s engagement ring, 10.47 ct emerald-cut central stone flanked with 2 baguette-cut stones, set in platinum, by Cartier.

Showing off her ring in her last movie High Society


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