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Rainier III

(rĕnyā`), 1923–2005, prince of MonacoMonaco
, officially Principality of Monaco, independent principality (2015 est. pop. 38,000), 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 six years since Grace Kelly (Nicole Kidman) married Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth), ruler of Monaco.
St Nicholas Cathedral, where Hollywood actress Grace Kelly married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in April 1956, is just a short walk from the palace.
GRACE OF MONACO (PG) THE year is 1962 and it has been six years since Grace (Nicole Kidman) married Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth) and retired from acting to assume her role as glamorous figurehead of the European principality of Monaco.
It happened in the years that lay ahead, when she took to the palace of Monaco's Prince Rainier III as his wife and mother of three children.
The film, starring Nicole Kidman as Kelly during her marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco (Tim Roth), gave Cannes some local Cote d'Azur color and star wattage for a flashy opening.
In a statement, Prince Albert II and Princesses Caroline and Stephanie said that the "biopic" does not accurately portray events involving their mother, Hollywood actress, Grace Kelly, who married Monaco's Prince Rainier III in 1956, News.
Son of Prince Rainier III and Hollywood legend Grace Kelly, Prince Albert II was born on March 14, 1958, and belongs to the royal family of Monaco.
Now the goldsmith, knighted by Monaco's Prince Rainier III for his creations to mark the royal family's anniversary celebrations, will give the world Al-Noor, a one-of-a-kind medallion necklace that is said to be an artistic representation of the Muslim paradise.
This year marks the 37th annual Monte Carlo International Circus Festival, founded in 1974 by Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
Prince Louis died four years later and was succeeded by his grandson, Prince Rainier III.
The wedding is the first of a ruling prince in the tiny principality since the prince's father, Prince Rainier III, married the Hollywood star Grace Kelly in 1956, and comes two months after Britain's Royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.
The last wedding of a ruling prince in Monaco was in 1956, when Hollywood star Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III.