27 April 2012

The Monegasque Princely Family

These are from my own collection of Grimaldi memorabilia.
A postcard of Grace Kelly, before she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

A magazine cover showing the wedding of Grace and Rainier.

Princess Caroline, daughter of Grace and Rainier.

A beautiful Life magazine with Princess Caroline on the cover, dating from 1986. The article contains photos of her and her husband, Stefano Casiraghi, who died shortly afterwards.

The newly made Princess of Monaco, Charlene, the consort to Prince Albert II, Grace's son.

A picture from Life magazine, where Grace is greeted by photographers outside of her hotel. This was shortly before her marriage.

Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

A Life magazine with an article on Grace Kelly, dated from April 9, 1956, which was right before her marriage to Rainier.

Top, stamps commemorating the birth of Princess Caroline, Grace's first child. Bottom, Monaco stamps commemorating the marriage of Grace and Rainier, and featuring their intertwined monogram.

My favorite Grace Kelly stamp, which features a lovely engraving of Grace Kelly, and the US released it as a joint issue with Monaco.

A fairly recent photo of Princess Stephanie, Grace's youngest daughter, with her own daughter, Pauline.