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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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1956 - American film actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
Grace Kelly, blond and popular, was one of the world's biggest stars when she was plucked by Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956.
Charlotte Casiraghi is ninth in line to the throne of Monaco, an established writer and the granddaughter of Hollywood star Gracy Kelly and her husband, Prince Rainier III. The 31-year-old was spotted wearing a diamond on her ring finger at Saturday's annual Rose Ball in Monte Carlo and was joined by her 36-year-old beau.
It was reminiscent of the gown American actress Grace Kelly wore during her wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco on April 19, 1956, according to the (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1381989/Royal-Wedding-Kate-Middletons-wedding-dress-tribute-Grace-Kelly.html) Daily Mail.
Markle and Harry, 33, will wed in spring next year, 62 years after silver screen icon Kelly abandoned her glittering career to marry Monaco's Prince Rainier III. Hollywood branding expert Jeetendr Sehdev pointed out however that Markle is not in the same league as the Oscar-winning star of 1950s Hitchcock thrillers "Dial M for Murder," "Rear Window" and "To Catch a Thief." "Americans who have heard of Meghan will remember her as a working TV actor rather than an celebrity or a Hollywood star," Sehdev, bestselling author of "The Kim Kardashian Principle," told AFP.
She met her husband, Prince Rainier III at a reception at his palace during the Cannes Film Festival.
She met her husband, Prince Rainier III, at a reception at his palace during the Cannes Film Festival.
Traditionally known for its glitzy backdrop, red carpets and press junkets, the seaside Monte Carlo TV Film Festival, created 55 ago by the principality of Monaco's Prince Rainier III, is benefiting from the rising popularity of TV drama, luring more and more film talent and filmmakers, notably from Europe, where local TV industries are flourishing.
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.