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Her Serene Highness Princess Grace - A name that says it all!

I have always been intrigued by royalty.  Their lives, their personalities, their reputations, their looks, their... well actually, about everything about them.  I have not always agreed with the world at large about the qualities of certain royals, and I have never had the urge to elevate any royal to near-sainthood, but they still fascinate me.

One of my favourites was, and still is the late Princess Grace of Monaco.  Apart from the fairytale love story that surrounded her courtship and subsequest marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco, Grace Kelly holds a very special place in my admiration.  She was everything a princess should be.  Beautiful and graceful. 


Young Grace Kelly - the actress

Grace Kelly - the bride

Grace Kelly - the mother

Grace Kelly - the princess

Grace Kelly - the beautiful

At the funeral of Princess Grace, James Stewart said:  "You know, I just love Grace Kelly.  Not because she was a princess, not because she was an acrss, not because he was my friend, but because she was just about the nicest lady I ever met."


15 comments:

Nicole said...

I share your fascination with royalty. I like to read about their lives. As teenager I always wanted a wedding dress like Grace Kelly's...didn't actually have it though.

DUTA said...

I like the picture of her with the crown on the head.
She was courted by all the big names in the movie industry of that time, but who could say 'no' to a real prince?

Anyway,no name could have suit her more than Grace.

Susan said...

She was quite lovely wasn't she? And she lived a fairy tale princess life as well...

RNSANE said...

Like you, I loved Grace Kelly for all the reasons you described. I think she was elegant, regal, a true lady, a fine actress, and the perfect princess. She was so beautiful and I still have a scrapbook I made of her when I was a child.

I've been to Monaco five time now and each time, I MUST visit her grave. You might have seen my post, this past October or November from my cruise stop in Monaco, with a picture of her final resting place in the cathedral at Monaco. She now rests next to her prince.

Deborah said...

She really was an elegant, lovely woman who, by all reports, was kind and generous too. I often wonder if her youngest daughter might have had a different approach to life had her mother not been lost to her so tragically.

karen said...

She was extremely beautiful, indeed! Lovely photos, and story...

janis said...

Yes Yes! She was /is one of my all time favorites! Oh what elegences! Her name fit her so well. Lovely post! I enjoyed it very much!

Shattered said...

She was truly beautiful. I have always been fascinated with royalty as well. We went to the UK several years ago and the best part for me was being closer than usual to royalty and listening to locals talk about their own opinions of the royals.

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

Hello HKOH: thanks for looking at one of my oldest existing posts!! Hope you will come back and see a few of the others

Grace Kelly eh? Seem to remember having enjoyed a couple of her flicks!

Huisvrou said...

Came to look at photo's which my daughter called me to see, and try to work out which house in town it might be.....

Then read on and on....

Grace was maybe the last real "princess". Diana did fit, but somehow in the end, ag I don't know, she didn't die the fairy tale princess...

A human kind of human said...

Hi Huisvrou, welcome and thanks for the visit. I agree with you on Dianna. She started out as the fairy princess but somehow she lost that special quality that I look for in royals. I think we can probably blame the media for that. I almost want to say that they commercialised (if there even is such a word) her. I know royals are also just human, but I prefer not to know all about their very personal and intimate goings on.

Anonymous said...

You people are idiots. Stop imagining and projecting your nonsense onto her. She's just a person. Your celebrity worship and cult of the personality is disturbing. I'm sure if you saw her shit like the rest of us, your infantile fairy tale would be shattered. "Omg, she doesn't fart talcum powder??" She would hate your objectification and putting her on a pedestal. You wouldn't be able to relate or talk to her because you've already gutted her of any humanity, you pretentious peasants. -- A.G.

A human kind of human said...

My dear Anonymous, I do not usually allow comments like yours on my blog, but your choice use of the English language fascinated me so much that I thought I should let this one pass. I take it that you are not an idiotic, pretentious peasant like me and therefore I am proud to be an idiotic pretentious peasant in your eyes. Now I am just curious whether you are referring to Princess Grace or to Princess Diana...

Charlotte said...

Wow AG's taking all of this a bit too seriously! Cheer up mate.

RNSANE said...

Princess Grace has always been a favorite of mine. I've been to Monaco five times and always go to the palace to see her final resting place. It please me to see that people still leave flowers for her. I thought she was the epitome of elegance and royalty.