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Rainier III

(rĕnyā`), 1923–2005, prince of MonacoMonaco
, officially Principality of Monaco, independent principality (2005 est. pop. 32,400), c.370 acres (150 hectares), on the Mediterranean Sea, an enclave within Alpes-Maritimes dept., SE France, near the Italian border.
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 (1949–2005), a member of the Grimaldi family, which has ruled the tiny principality since 1297. Fiercely anti-Nazi, Ranier served with distinction as an officer in the French Army during World War II. On the death of his grandfather, Louis II, in 1949 he succeeded as ruler of Monaco. Rainier devoted himself to insuring Monaco's independence and financial stability, transforming a state that had been economically devastated by the war into an international business center, a successful resort for the wealthy, and a modern tourist destination. In 1956 he married the American actress Grace Kelly (see GraceGrace,
1929–82, princess consort of Monaco, b. Philadelphia as Grace Patricia Kelly. She acted on stage and television in New York, and made her film debut in 1951.
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, princess consort of Monaco). His son, Albert IIAlbert II,
1958–, prince of Monaco (2005–), grad. Amherst College (B.A., 1981). A member of the long-ruling Grimaldi family, he is the son of Prince Rainier III, upon whose death he succeeded to the throne, and Princess Grace, the former Grace Kelly.
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, succeeded him.
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It is 1962 and it has been six years since Grace (Kidman) married Prince Rainier III (Roth) and retired from acting to assume her role as glamorous figurehead of the European principality of Monaco.
Dick has entertained us all while making a very real difference in the lives of others, and we are proud to recognize his incredible career and character with this year's Prince Rainier III Award.
A lawyer for Prince Albert - son of Grace Kelly and Rainier III - has denied he is due to be exposed as the father of another illegitimate baby.
Around 127,000 adults cast votes and Princess Grace - actress Grace Kelly, who married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956 - came first with a 91 per cent rating.
1956 Hollywood actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco
The Duke of York joined heads of state and dignitaries from around the world as the life of Prince Rainier III was celebrated at a funeral ceremony yesterday in Monaco's cathedral.
THE Duke of York joined heads of states and dignitaries from around the world as Prince Rainier III was celebrated at a funeral ceremony in Monaco's cathedral yesterday.
Held in the presence of Their Serene Highnesses, The Prince and The Princess of Monaco, the 2014 Awards Gala will recognize this year's Princess Grace Award winners and Prince Rainier III Honoree.
EVENTS 1956: Prince Rainier III of Monaco marries film actress Grace Kelly, above, in a religious ceremony at the Cathedral of Monaco.
Charlene succeeds Hollywood beauty Grace Kelly, who wed Albert's father Prince Rainier III in 1956 and died in a car accident nearly three decades ago.
THE GRACE KELLY LOOK: Kate, resplendent in the wedding dress hailed as perfect, shown left and on the facing page; above, Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen who designed the dress and, top, Hollywood actress Grace Kelly on her wedding day with Prince Rainier III of Monaco