Monday, June 27, 2011

Grace Kelly at Home

In anticipation of the upcoming royal wedding on July 1-2 of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock. Grace Kelly must be on her son’s mind. We know her for her beauty, talent, style, and grace-- and decades after her passing Kelly continues to fascinate us and remains a star.

I thought I’d follow her journey and visit her homes from Pennsylvania to the palace in Monaco.
While attending the Cannes film festival, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III met while Kelly was touring the palace in May of 1955. This is where their love story began, and in January of 1956 they were engaged, and married in April of the same year.
 Kelly & Prince Rainier sitting between Kelly’s parents at Kelly’s home in East Falls, PA
More engagement photos taken by Howell Conant at Kelly’s New York apartment
The wedding portrait taken in the palace salon
Her serene highness Princess Grace
A mother’s devotion...
A family portrait

Princess Caroline, Princess Stephanie, and Prince Albert

Photo 1 photography by  Edward Quinn
Photo 2  Bettmann/Corbis
Photo 3,5,6,7,8  photography by Howell Conant

Photo 4  Everett collection


The Devoted Classicist said...

Very chic. But leaked renderings for decorations for the upcoming wedding reception appear nightmarish. Hopefully all will turn out for the best, though.

Picture of Elegance said...

I hope that it will be a “fairy-tale” wedding...

quintessence said...

It will be hard for anyone to fill her shoes!!

Picture of Elegance said...

I agree...

Renée Finberg said...

it seems we like many of the same things and topics


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